Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So Out of Whack

I am a true believer that outer order brings inner peace. I have been feeling so frazzled lately because housework has been creeping up on me. Ever since our new puppy has come home, it has been really hard for me to ignore him after being away at work for 9+ hours. I mean, look at his face... could you ignore that face to go sweep and mop floors?

 With my surroundings being so out of whack, I am feeling the same. I was feeling really determined to work toward my meal plan and exercise plan while I was outside of the house yesterday because I was in my clean and organized work environment. Once I got home and was bombarded with the sight of floors that need swept, dishes in the sink, laundry that needed folded... I just wanted to check out. So, I did. My husband was kind enough to get started on the dishes while I took our dogs to my moms house to visit. I stayed until about 7:30 p.m. then I came home (starving) and ate a bunch of leftovers from our Memorial Day Party. (Note to self: just because you didn't use all of the packs of hot dogs that you thought you would at the picnic doesn't mean that you need to eat hot dogs for every meal until they are gone.)

Adding Topher to the mix has really caused me to fall behind on my housework. I feel like I need to spend every waking minute trying to keep Topher awake and happy that way we can get a decent amount of sleep at night. We made the mistake of letting Topher sleep all afternoon on Monday and we payed for it with a whining/barking puppy from 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. I only wish that was an exaggeration. I finally went downstairs around 2:30 a.m. and held him until 3:30 a.m. Once I put him back in to the kennel, the barking continued. Last night was not as bad because I was able to spend a lot of time trying to keep him awake and active after work.

My goals this week are to balance my attention between the new puppy, our other dog, my husband, my meal plans, my exercise plans and housework. (I really wish I would have taken juggling lessons earlier.) This week is going to be hard, but it's all worth it. Here's why:

Time spent with the puppy, our other dog and my husband makes me and them happy.
Time spent on my meal plans and exercise plans takes me closer to my weight loss goals.
Time spent on housework brings me outer order, which in turn brings me inner peace.

Each of these goals are important to me; that is why I am going to work hard to reach them.

What are your goals this week and why are they important to you?

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