Over the next 40 days there are going to be some changes going on over here. Maybe I'm getting in over my head here but it's time. Since the baby was born last June..(can't really use the "I have an infant" excuse anymore)...I feel like I've let some things go. O.k, I've let a lot of things go. My house seems to be in a constant state of dissaray, my eating habits are basically whatever I can grab or make with one hand..(baby in the other)...I'm not excercising regularly, money just seems to fly right out of my wallet, my hair hasn't been cut/colored since before Thanksgiving..(there will be no recent pictures of me on this blog)...I've got a million projects that I've started and can't finish. UUGH.
So, here is what I'm going to do.
1. I'm going off the sugar. I know a lot of people are giving up sugar and from what I hear, it's all good. I'm not one of those "French Women Don't Get Fat" girls that can eat one croissant or one piece of chocolate. Nope. I will eat the whole pan of brownies, the chocolate cookies for breakfast with my French Vanilla drenched coffee, an entire box of Girl Scout Thin Mints...so that's what I'm giving up for Lent...sugar. The tricky part will be in March when we celebrate 2 birthdays..mine included.
2. As for my house. I feel I have to give myself a bit of a break with this one as we're constantly fixing up a house. As I've mentioned we've only been in this house a year and a half and there are still rooms that look like I just unpacked them yesterday. However, I think I need to come up with a cleaning schedule...you know, Mondays-wash sheets, Tuesdays-bathrooms...just so I can stay on top of it. Right now, I'm way under it and it's not pretty.
3. Excercising. Now that I'm not running around the tennis court in those cute skirts anymore, I have to make myself get out side every day and at least walk. Yes, the weather just makes me want to stay in my pajamas all day, but fresh air and excercise are vital.
4. Projects. Last fall a few women in my neighborhood decided to take knitting lessons. I was the first one down at the shop signing up, buying all the pretty yarn and needles. Since the first lesson in October, I've knit one row and have not been back to a class. O.k...so in my defense again we had a very sickly winter and it seemed like every time knitting class came up someone was either sick or Steve was traveling. I did just start to paint a dresser I got for FREE from my awesome neighbor. It's half done, sitting in my dining room waiting to be finished. My goal is to get it done by the end of school vacation...(4 days left).
5. Maybe I should cut and color my hair myself. I'm really not one of those women who enjoy going to the salon anyway.
So there it is. It's out there and now I need to be accountable for all of it. I just think it's time to get back to basics here. Quick, healthy meals for my family, excercise, fresh air, clean, organized home...and put down the credit card. Easy enough, right?