Imagine the “Rocky” theme playing.
Okay so I’ve been slacking a bit the last few days – I can’t say anything tremendously awesome or horrific has happened, I’ve just been piddling around and working on some art projects, reading and telling my cats about the horrors of being a people.
And oh, there are many.
Yesterday though, I accomplished the first of three visits to the gym. I dared myself (which sounds ridiculous, but considering I drive 30 minutes to and from the base to go to the gym, it’s truly some kind of intervention that I even casually play with the idea of going to the gym.) and then made the “mistake” of saying it out loud to both the Husb and our good friend. Basically, now I really have to. And DayOne went pleasant enough – I “perspired”, I huffed, I grabbed my sides, I watched the clock for the glorious second that I would be done and then I stretched. It felt good and I felt accomplished, DayOne, thanks a thow*.
So it got me thinking (it’s a struggle after something so strenuous, but occasionally it works out) about little goals I want to accomplish in the next month or two – goals that are not in any sense unreasonable, or daunting – just normal little goals that, despite their “size,” would make a HUGE difference on how I feel. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I need.
Goal One –
Go to gym 3 times a week, use TRX 2 times a week for the next month – then reassess work-out situation and change accordingly.
Goal Two (which should be pushed along by Goal One) –
Drop a pants size by my birthday (March 21st if any of you are feeling generous!)
Goal Three –
Decide on new domain name and buy it. (This would be so exciting but coming up with a new name is tough and frustrating. Emphasis on the frustrating – everything I think of that is available either makes me sound 16 years old or just flat out ridiculous – and I’m only just “so ridiculous”, ask the Husb.)
Goal Four –
Beg, plead, bribe (or just ask!) LiLu to design me a page. This excites me, and if I could just have her design a spot for me without having to buy a domain name (which requires me to think of a new name, BLAST!) I would…that’s how excited I am about that idea. Sigh. Name, name, name…
Goal Five –
Stop being too nice. Sounds completely obvious (and over-used) but I am too nice. I gave up my last Kit-Kat bar to the Husb as a treat in his lunch and last night after dinner I was craving its sweet, chocolatey, wafery taste. And then I remembered it was gone. Sad (but it was worth it). No but really, I need to start saying what I’m thinking, expressing how I’m feeling and being the whole of me – all this “being too nice” is at the expense of me, and I’m over it.
Goal Six –
Post AT LEAST 4 times a week – which I’ve been fairly consistent at since being back in Italy, but I definitely slacked on this week. Got to get back in the game!
That’s it – for now. This is me stating these goals out loud because as I’ve found is my habit, once I say them out loud, I get that, “Oh boy – I have to do it now!” feeling. And kids, I have to do it now!
I hope all of you are having a beautiful week – whether you’re being splattered by rain, or holed up from snow, or just piddling around doing whatever it is that you do. Here’s to a beautiful week to all of you!
*”thanks a thow…” is my shout-out to the Italian language. English speakers say, “Thanks a million!” or “Thanks a mill!” but the same sort of phrase in Italian (“Grazie mille!”) is actually a direct translation to “Thanks a thousand!” It does the work of thanking someone A LOT without it being too excessive. Niiiiiiice.