Suck That Monday! Positivity Takes the Lead

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Please excuse my title but I had a fantabulous Monday! I don’t even think that is a word in the English vocabulary but today it is. It’s been a while since I’ve stepped on a scale so this morning I thought, why not? Well, verdict is…drum roll please…10 pounds down!!

Β omg-scaleI’ve been working on dropping the pounds since about mid June, so for almost two months now. I was actually really happy to see the ten pound drop. I hope to drop 10 more by the end of September. *Fingers Crossed*

The second thing that made my Monday rock was receiving an incentive/reward from Scentsy. I checked my full mail box (I check it like 3 times a month) and I had a charm representing a successful start to my new business. I became a consultant in June with little expectation and have actually realized that I really love sharing the product with others. I met a deadline that was set by the company and qualified for almost $300 worth of free products! Thanks to my amazing friends/family I have thrived as a Scentsy consultant thus far.

shooting star Β  The rest of my Monday was smooth sailing, I hope the rest of the week is just as nice. I’m ending the day off with tea and an episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Total trash television for the mind, have to get my drama fix somewhere.

 

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Manic Monday – Jello Calves

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The best part of my Monday was receiving this beautiful flower from one of my kinders.

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The flower was completely open by the end of my very long shift. I love getting flowers, especially from students.

Last week, I set some Operation Get Fit goals. I managed to achieve all three goals. I went above and beyond my walking goal. I think I walked everyday but two days of the week. However, some days I doubled up on walks. Kiddos have been super awesome about getting out on the walking trails.

Today I had worked 10.5 hours, attended a lengthy staff meeting and got the kiddos home for a late yet healthy dinner. We went for our nightly walk after dinner despite my sore calves. I’m already dragging ass but I must have mustered up some motivation. To my surprise the kiddos and I started jogging and to be honest it wasn’t that bad.

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The view on the trail out back of our home is pretty lovely. It’s a nice place to go for a walk or a jog.

This weeks goals:

  • staying on track with healthy eating
  • using my walking app as a motivational tool
  • starting the couch to 5k program
  • lots of summer camp planning
  • learning more about Scentsy

Let’s see how weak number two of Operation Get Fit goes. So far I have been fitting walks and healthy eating into my crazy schedule. Wish me luck y’all!

Manic Monday

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Monday’s are painful in my home, like poked with a red-hot poker painful. I start work way to early for a mom that has to drag two monkeys out of bed! This morning I had to threaten my son with the Mommy Monster! She comes to visit when all else has failed. That lit a fire under my son’s bottom.

I’m usually brushing my hair, dressing a child, finishing up packing lunches and trying to make a coffee all at the same time. Rushing to beat the clock in order to make it to work on time. Monday’s are manic! We rush out the door coats half on, breakfast in hand and eyelids half-open.

This is the start to another hectic work week in our household. Can’t we go back to Sunday!

This week I am hoping to accomplish a few tasks.

  • I need to organize the kiddos bedrooms and gather all of their gently used clothing for donation. Sadly my kiddos are growing up way to quickly.
  • I also want to work in my garden (weather permitting), I have two cucumber plants to put in. I also have to figure out just where the sunflowers are going to go.
  • Daily duties: laundry, dinner, dishes, vacuuming and dreadful dusting. I haven’t been getting as much done as I’d like to lately.
  • Also I would like to paint all of the window frames this week. I’ve been in my house for almost eight months without curtains. It’s time! I’m sure the neighbors will miss the daily peep shows but there’s just something so spectacular about having privacy.

Well those are my goals for the week. How did your Monday start off?