Productive day

So today has been pretty productive for me, at least in areas other than writing. I woke up extra early and exercised today, which marks 4 days of exercise so far this week, go me! I feel really good about that, especially considering I think that’s more workouts than I’ve done in the past year. I’ve also stuck to my calorie limit pretty well this week. I’m determined to lose weight. I hate not feeling good about myself because of all of this excess weight I’m carrying around. Not to mention I just feel blah most of the time. This week I actually feel good, and have more energy than normal. Oh, I’ve also cut back a ton on soda. I haven’t bought any at the grocery store in 2 weeks and so I only drink it either if I eat out or at work. And I haven’t eaten out much lately since I’m trying to keep my calorie intake down. So I feel really good about the changes I’m making physically right now.

I also managed to make some burp cloths today out of some fabric I bought months ago. I am far from being an accomplished seamstress, in fact I have great envy for anyone who can even sew a straight line (mine are a far cry from straight as I learned today). Then you see the women at church who sew everything so perfectly, and my envy grows well beyond the healthy type. But I did finish one of the projects on my to do list today, so that brought a nice sense of gratification with it, even if the finished project isn’t something I would show off to others.

The weather was finally nice here, so the baby and I took a stroll to pick up her sister from school. Was the first time the baby rode in the stroller without being in her carrier. She rather enjoyed it. And I can add a 2 mile walk to my list of exercise done. Then we made fajitas for dinner which turned out really yummy. Cooking is another thing that I don’t claim to be great at, but I’m finally learning some new dishes. Now that I don’t work all the time I kind of enjoy cooking, it’s not such a chore. Then I make the kids do the dishes so the chore part is almost nonexistent for me.

I’m excited for tomorrow, my friend from my old job is planning on coming over after she gets off work. Can’t wait to catch up, I miss our morning chats while waiting on the doctor to show up. Plus it will be nice to have some adult interaction since I don’t get much of it around here.

In writing news, I did make a small mind map last night for an idea I’ve had floating around in my head for the past few days. Getting kind of excited about it. Hopefully next week I’ll find some time to actually start working on it. Anyway, sorry to leave a boring post of my daily happenings, but considering it wasn’t a day spent on the couch watching Angel on Netflix, I thought it was something worth talking about. We’ll leave my thoughts on Angel for another day.

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