Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekly Challenge

Wow! I don't know about you, but it seems to me that summer took forever to get here. Now that it's here I feel like we're making up for lost time and desperately trying to get in all our summer before it's too late. Just to review, last week we put away our scales and measuring tapes, then we decided that we were going to work out just for the sake of working out and see how it made us feel. I was so excited about last week's challenge, and then I got busy. So busy, in fact that I only worked out once last week. Instead I spent my time changing this:

Into this:

Yes, there is still a ton of work to be done, but this is one project that I have been working on since March, and I'm so excited that I have gotten it to this point. Then we went camping with our neighbors. It was a wonderful time, but exercise fell by the wayside.

I am happy to report that despite my lack of exercising. I did take the time to put my scale away. It was wonderful that way. Last week was. At one point my dear husband told me he thought I was looking a bit slimmer. Instead of rushing off to my measuring tape like I normally do I just enjoyed the moment. I was able to feel good about myself. No pressure. No disappointment. It was great.

So, that brings me to this week. I would like to invite you all to keep your scales in the closet for another week. I think that they can often be a problem and we just don't need that right now. So, keep them hidden. I would like you to join me for another week of exercise for exercise sake. Just because. Let's keep up on that. If you did the challenge I would love it if you would share your experience with me as well. I'm very curious to know how it went. I will be doing it this week for sure to see for myself, but please don't hesitate to share your experience, I would really love to know. It is motivating.

In case you were thinking we were getting off easy I'm adding another dimension to this week's challenge as well. We have focused on our physical bodies a lot the last few weeks which I think is important, but now I feel it is time to move on to something else. This week when you get a compliment you need to take it. That's right, no arguing back. Even with people close to you. Just say thank you and enjoy.

1 comment:

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Looks like you got plenty of exercise painting those cabinets! AMAZING redo it looks twice as large. GOOD WORK!