Sunday, January 2, 2011

Back to reality

Its Sunday night after an 11 day vacation.  My alarm will go off at 5am tomorrow…if the kids let me sleep in that long. The week before vacation we were up be for 5pm but then on vacation they “Slept in” till about 530.  The good thing was that we could take the day slow at our pass.  So what is the good thing about going back to work getting back on routine!  Much needed!!

I had high hopes for the week of vacation to get so many projects done. well most of them did not get done till today.  I was finally motivated and at a point with everything else that I could take the time to do it!

I started this morning with cleaning out all the cupboards in my kitchen!

My seasoning cupboard was out of control.  I had so many duplicates and baking items with the others.  I took everything out and started over!


Then I moved onto the pantry and did the same thing



you can see everything!

The kids helped me with the bowl cupboard we took out anything that didn’t have a lid and any lid that didn’t have a bowl! this was how tyler wanted to stack them!


Even my baking closet got a makeover.


I feel so much better, there are a few things still on my to do list.  Like the hall closet (I did clean the mudroom closet on Friday), the basement, the laundry room, cleaning Tyler’s dresser and the bin of clothes I have to sort out.  Thankfully the laundry is done!

Now I did make use of my extra baking soda!  I have all these extra socks with holes in them.  I poured banking soda into two of them that had been doubled up. I used a cup to help me pour the baking soda into them.


now I can slide these into my gym sneakers after my workouts and they can absorb that great smell!  it was so fast and easy.  I only doubled them because of the holes, but I think they will still be able to work because they are not thick.  These are my work dress socks that are so thin.

Also on my to do list was running.  We are going to the indoor water park in 33 days.  33 freaking days. I am excited but nervous.  In 2010 I lost 50 pounds.  But I am still overweight and still not where I want to be.  Especially for a bathing Suit.  I just feel when people see the photos they will be more judgmental.  “She lost 50 pounds and still looks like that"?” So then what did I do..I tried on my bathing suit.  Yeah just to add to my lack of confidence.  it fits the small one from 2 years ago but I just want to look better.  So here is where running comes in.  my 2011 bucket list has “run a 5K” so I figured I would give it a try.  I ran 2.2 miles in 30 minutes that is like a 15 minute mile.  that really will not cut it.  I need cut that time down some to about 12 or 11 minute.  I think I did a 10 minute mile in high school once.  On my fridge is a count down to the water park with big letters “Do you really want to eat that?”  just to make me keep that door shut.  I would hang up a photo of me in the bathing suit but I don’t want to scare the kids!

Well I need to go make my very healthy lunch.  I will be eating very clean and well the next 33 days.  and I will be working out any chance I can! 

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