14 January 2008

When you fall down, you pick yourself back up again

I've been falling down on the daily end of my 101 in 1001. Some of it I blame on sickness. I had the crud that was going around last week and it made me apathetic about doing much of anything. But some of it was the fact that I ALWAYS lose enthusiasm after about a week or so. But this really is important to me, so I am trying hard to get back on the wagon and do what I've said I'm going to do. One of my friends on LJ reminded me that it takes 15 repetitions of something for it to become habit.

I'd fallen off the exercise wagon a little but I've jumped back on that this week. Rich and I are going to work out together six nights a week. Last night we did the strength training together, which helped a lot. I'm a bit sore this morning, but it's the good kind of sore that tells me I did good. I'm also getting better about drinking water. I drink at least 8 cups a day. At work, I keep filing my 32 ounce jug throughout the night. The next thing I need to do is work on my portions so I know exactly what I'm putting in my body.

I'm spending more time playing with Teddy, which is good. Of course, I'm also spending less time cleaning the house, which isn't as good. I did get the living room completely done this weekend, though. And as long as Rich and I keep up with straightening it every night after Teddy goes to bed, we should be in good shape. Today, I'm going to work on my bedroom.

I'm also trying to read more. I finished my first book, Broken by Kelley Armstrong. I just have to do the write-up for it. I've started my second book, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, in preparation of reading a book about the truths and myths of the book that I picked up the other day. I've only missed one turn of SB so far. Right now, I'm waiting for Jason's reply so I can reply back. (Though I do have the off-list post that I need to reply to.) I'd stopped doing my daily Good Thing post, but I've started that back up in my LJ as well.

I've been bad about keeping in touch with people. That's one of the things that I'm hoping to change starting this week. I can't necessarily say today - I've go too many other things on my plate for today. But if I can do my To Do list for the rest of the week, I will put a time to answer e-mails as one of the To Dos.

I'm still committed to this. I've had a bit of a false start, but I am going to continue working on it. It doesn't have to be all at one time. That's what I have to remember. Maybe I can't keep up with certain things every day, but if I can start doing them until they become habit... I think it will be good for me in the long run. I'm going to become a better person. (Not that I'm a BAD person, by any stretch of the imagination, but everyone can strive to become better than they are and that is what I'm doing.)

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