365 | Week 3 |

Monday, January 28, 2013




Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  My wheels were spinning all weekend and I have come down with a very pre-mature case of spring fever. I am sure it is in part because my birthday is coming up this week. It's one I started dreading the day I turned 36 last year. 37 sounds so much older than I feel. With that I haven't been as reflective as I normally am during the time that my birthday rolls around, I feel much more motivated to be present and get busy. I am eager for the spring to get here so I can methodically go through my house, a need of which is long over due. Maybe have a yard sale? Keep only the things I love or are useful (and by useful I mean things I actually use regularly) and mindfully bringing in new things (as reward of course!).

I also think I am ready to lose the 10 lbs I put on about 18 months ago. At first I kind of liked it. I liked not worrying about and I loved my indifference to it. Personally I think women of all body shapes and sizes are equally as beautiful as someone who can fit into a sample size and it felt good to finally accept that in myself just as I always have in others. But, seriously snacking on an entire bag of chips at night does not do me any favors when I wake up in the morning all puffy. And I am tired of skipping over all the clothes in my closet that are just too tight these days. Of course I also think spring will be the perfect time to address this as well.

Which brings me to the biggest thing I need to address, procrastination. It's the perfectionist in me, or so I like to say, makes it sound better, don't you think? I am pretty good with not procrastinating the necessaries like work, blogging, basic cleaning, my kids (thank goodness) but everything else . . . I procrastinate it into this perfect vision in my mind that is totally unrealistic and often way into the future (like spring). Though to get started on turning a new leaf I did do a little work on my 365 projet this weekend of which I have been severely procrastinating. I am not all caught up but at least I am back to only being a few days behind. Baby steps.

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  1. I've become a little reflective around my birthday too, but it's still one of my favourite days of the year. My being an optimist counts the good things and accomplishments rather than what I haven't been able to do yet. As for the weight issue, a healthy way of eating and daily exercise is the answer. Once my body got used to a healthy lifestyle, I haven't even craved other kind of food anymore.

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    1. oh, i eat healthy. all day long i have a wonderful diet . . . until about 9 pm and the chips come out! : )

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  2. Happy early birthday! Are you doing anything this weekend to celebrate?

    As for spring cleaning, it's one of my favorite things to do! I always end up procrastinating it though because, like clockwork, somewhere in the middle of tearing everything apart and putting everything away, I get overwhelmed. The feeling of overwhelmed makes me procrastinate, no matter how good it feels afterward to get it all done!

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    1. thanks! no plans. history has shown me i either do nothing or i get really intoxicated. thinking this will be a nothing year. i will save the really intoxicated party for when i turn 40 : )

      EXACTLY! that is what i fear and with 4 year old twins it's really hard to find the time i would need to accomplish this giant, overwhelming task. but again, i feel really hopeful that there is going to be a magic weekend come spring where everyone will leave me house and let me get down to business.

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  3. Babysteps. I tried catching up on my 365 uploading this weekend but am still something like 5 days behind. Woops! We can be each other's support, right? You might have just kicked my ass into gear! I love your photos. Buddha looks so happy!

    Most importantly, what are we doing to celebrate the glorious day of your birth? Cake? Balloons? Kazoos? 37 isn't old. And you don't need to lose ANY weight whatsoever. What else can I reassure you about? ;) xoxo

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    1. yeah, i realized this is actually week 4 not week 3 but i haven't gotten to week four yet so it works.

      37 isn't old, i know that. it just sounds so weird to apply to myself, and ehem, weren't you having a turning 25 panic attack last month? that's what i thought. and, no, i really don't need to lose the weight but i miss my clothes. it's totally economical. and who likes being puffy in the mornings. i eat healthy all day long - gluten free, hardly any sugar, then bam at night i grab a bag of chips as my reward. just feeling like it's not so rewarding after all. ps you are the best xo

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  4. Oh, glorious you! We get to celebrate your birthday! It's funny, 35 was the hard one for me. I really, really celebrated 40, but I have to wonder what 45 will bring. It's a few years away. Well, a couple. I could lose some weight too, and I so wish we could go and walk or work out together. Wouldn't that be fun! I'm glad you're back on the photo-taking wagon. I need to get my photos from the weekend up, but I'm still on track pretty much. It's good for me.

    These photos are good for me too. I'm loving the way they make me feel. Happy week to you, dear. XO

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    1. numbers are funny things. 37 sounds so severe to me, but 38 not so much. it's all psychological man. it would be really fun if we could go for a walk for my birthday!! xo

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  5. That first photo is so stunning! I love your 365 project and I would love to do one someday but I'm procrastinating (yikes!). Procrastination is definitely something I need to address too.

    And Happy early Birthday! I hope it's a good one and you get to feel extra special!

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    1. thanks so much! i will feel special if i can my long over due haircut this week. cross your fingers for me! xo

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  6. First, let me wish you an early happy birthday, lest something happens to me. (Perish the thought!) The years between 35 and 40 seem like such a blur to me. Oh, that's because I was having babies. I would love to take that walk with you and Lauren and spend some time reflecting. Aw, that a nice vision I have in my head right now. Loving this series of photos, particularly the buddah.

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    1. now that you mention it i think maybe this birthday is harder because my twins are just now 4 so for the bulk of my 30's i was pregnant with twins and in that baby/toddler mode. i finally feel i am coming out of the fog . . . to find i am turning 37! what?! it's like in my mind i should still be 32 :) of course i wouldn't trade those years for a second, they've been the best ones ever! i love the idea of that walk too. i might have to take on and pretend you guys are with me xo

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  7. Yes, the different numbers can be so significant and mean more than just their bald facts. I've taken to skipping forwards or backwards if a certain number doesn't suit!

    Love the photos, and love the reminder about babysteps ...

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  8. I'm also one to leave things pretty incomplete until the final product but I get so impatient about it all. Happy early birthday and did you pick up some Chinese New Year treats?

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