Thursday, September 09, 2010
Small Successes (Vol. 14)
2a. I'm glad I kept that appointment because I talked with him about my failure to lose weight (among other female problems) despite my clean living and P90X exercise regimen. I mean what more can I do? I think something is wrong. He said he'd test my thyroid. Not that I want trouble, but come on! I'm doing everything I can to live a healthy lifestyle and the scale hasn't moved. Something has to be wrong.
2b. I'm in the last week of P90X, otherwise known as recovery week and I've got a major head cold. I'm taking this week off and I'll recover next week. BUT...despite my complaining over lack of downward scale motion, I've had huge successes in strength and agility this week. HUGE! What is it, for heaven's sake? Ok, I'll tell you. After discussing my inability to do military style push ups (arms squeezing your sides as you push up and go down) my husband related how for him it's all about his mindset. So, I thought maybe my brain was getting in the way (hardly ever been a problem before ;-) I tried it and I'll be darned if I didn't crank out 15 military push-ups (from my knees) over the course of a workout. My max is 3 in a row. It was like magic!!! I couldn't believe it.
3. My outburst with Emma last week has been the one dark spot on the whole homework routine. She's figured it out and I haven't had to worry about losing my temper since the first day. Thank God, right? I know homework is only going to get harder as the year progresses, but so far we're both doing alright.
It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that. To share yours, click here.