- I want to make some diet changes but apparently they aren't going to happen on their own. I need to start taking some initiative and responsibility for the food I've been bringing into this house and eating. First start is breakfast. I bought the ingredients to try this green monster smoothie and I'm going to give it a go this week. I'm in a big breakfast rut for myself and I've heard nothing but good things about these drinks. It's worth a shot. Concensus : I didn't love this recipe. It's super healthy and the spinach is hardly noticable, but I'm not a fan of the almond milk. I think I can customize it on my own though.
- School shopping with Morgan. Her and I actually have a girls day planned this coming weekend (don't tell her how excited I am!), and while we have most of her fall clothes ready - I want her to pick out some fun new shoes + a lunchbox. I'm 100% sure it will have Disney princesses on it and that's okay. It's her lunchbox, not mine, and I need to remember that. :) We are going to play 'lunch at school' here at home in the coming weeks so I know she can open everything on her own, she knows what to expect as far as food we can pack (like no peanut butter) and try some newer foods, and I can learn portion control with how much food she can/wants to eat in x amount of time. I'm hoping with a little bit of planning that this part of going to school is a fun transition. Shopping is done + playing school lunch at home has been okay. Experimenting with new foods has been the toughest part.
- Say no and don't feel bad about it. I found myself saying no a lot this past week. It makes me cringe a bit because I like to make people happy. I think most people do. I tend to delay responses to others if I know it's not going to be what they want to hear and I feel so bad. But, while talking to Mark over the weekend, I realized, "I'm not going to please everyone, am I?" Truth be told, I could potentially be a very unhappy person if I was worried about making sure everyone else is satisfied. Ugh, that kind of hurts to write and I hope you know what I mean... This is going well but I find I need to say no to myself as well. And prioritize better. Not everything on my to-do list is a priority. Often the most important things are not on the list at all.
- I want to finish this book + start a new one so I stay off the computer / internet at night. I finished The Gifts of Imperfection (highly recommended and it's on my books to re-read list) but haven't started a new book yet.
- Treat myself to a little me time with an at-home pedi. Easy and done. My little girl even joined me and that made it 100 times more awesome.
Each week I write a short list, no more than 5 items long, of simple tasks that I want to complete during that week. Small things, not huge projects, that I can easily do in the span of 7 days. Things that will keep me focused + help me keep my eyes open to the big picture. You can read more about my One Little Word, less, why I chose it + how I'm documenting it in 2012 here. You can read all of my (now updated) less lists here.