Sunday, January 9, 2011

Learning I can't do it all

Is it irony that right after I post about trying to live a more purposeful life, that life showed me who the boss is?

My husband makes and sells jellies during a one week craft show in Novembers.  He makes enough money in this one week to pretty much pay for Christmas.  Every single year I say its not worth the stress and this year was no exception.  I'm sure my complaining could be heard counties away.  As I was recovering from a sinus infection that I left untreated for too long, I really didn't have the energy to deal with printing labels and other preparations.  I could have avoid all of that with a little planning and taking care of myself but I kept putting it off and it came back to bite me.

I have manged to continue losing weight but my exercise is sorely lacking so I'm sure some of the poundage is muscle.  That is just depressing.

I had a sudden revelation late in December.  I can't do everything myself, and I can't change our whole life in one day.  Everyone has big plans and resolutions at the start of a new year, and I firmly believe so few really happen because we try to change our whole lives over night.  I'll be blogging at my other blog about our efforts to stop living reactively and the small changes we are making to hopefully have big pay offs for us.  Most of them won't pay off for months, maybe years, but I'm more hopeful than I have been in years!

On the weight loss front my first change is taking my meals to work again.  I've lost SOME weight, but not with great intent, mostly I chalk it up to dumb luck.  I've allowed myself to let people talk me into eating out much too often.  Or, truth be told, I've flat slept 10 extra minutes instead of getting up and getting things together.  I also want to blog more, and read other blogs for inspiration.  Its interesting how when you struggle you stop doing all the things that help you stay on track, including reading about other peoples successes.

What is the first change you make when starting a healthy plan?