Monday, May 21, 2012

Scenes from the weekend + committing to...

Happy Monday, friends--how were your weekends? I hope they were relaxing and sunny and spring-y.

I did pretty much exactly what I'd planned: Go-karting, The Avengers, a nice dinner out on Saturday night, a long walk, a trip to the farmer's market near my parents' house. Oh! And I actually did a little DIY project that I'll share with you tomorrow -- it was ridiculously simple, but I'm so happy with the results and I can't wait for you to see them. (Surprising, right, especially after my claim that I am the least crafty person alive? I think sharing that "things I'm afraid to tell you" list actually gave me a little push to work on the things I'm afraid of or things that I've told myself I'm not good at. Which is pretty great if you think about it.)

Something else I've been thinking about is what I wrote in that same post about being afraid of gaining weight back. So my big commitment this week is to raze how I've been eating/exercising for the past few months and start from scratch. Part of that is writing down what I eat in a little notebook -- not calorie counting, just tracking so I can be more aware of what I'm putting inside me -- and part of it is making healthier choices, like getting back into an exercise routine, starting the day with lemon water, incorporating more vegetables into my diet, cutting out diet soda completely (I've been bad about this recently) and cutting back on sugar. It may sound like a lot, but all of these steps are not really a leap for me: I function best when I make sure to follow them, and I'm thinking of the whole project as getting back to basics. Writing it all down here just makes me feel more accountable. Also, like many people I know, I'd like to lose some weight, so I'm interested to see how these changes affect that goal. I'll let you know how it goes.

That's a lot for one week already, but some other little commitments are to cross some nagging household tasks off my to-do list (like, hello, filling my glasses prescription), making a big pot of soup or similar that I can eat throughout the week and cracking down on a few extracurricular projects so I don't have to worry about a single thing over the three-day weekend. How about you--what are your goals for the next few days?

See you back here tomorrow with my craft (I'm really too excited about this)!

Photo: The farmer's market near my parents' house.


  1. I love your commitments for the week. My goals are actually quite in line with yours...I'm getting back to my exercise routine this week and basically going to shut up the part of me that just wants to lay around the house after work. :) Can't wait to see the project tomorrow!! xoxo

  2. I love lemon water but never tried it warm. Thanks for the tip! I'll be adding this to my morning routine pronto :)

    1. Yay! It seems like such an easy, simple thing to incorporate, you know? And the benefits are such good ones.