Thursday, January 27, 2011

Small Successes (Vol 20)

Wow! It has been so long since I've had time to sit down and write.  I've missed all my Faith and Family Live bloggy friends!  Let's count this as success numero uno!

2.  The weight loss train is still rolling.  A couple weeks ago I posted my New Year's Resolutions for the whole world to see and announced that people could follow my journey here on Small Successes.  Since Thanksgiving I have lost 7 pounds!  I finished Insanity and dropped a size when it was all said and done.  I can pull on a size ten and button them.  from the waist down, I don't look too bad in them.  But from the waist up...Are you familiar with the phrase "muffin top"?  Uh, yeah.  They are not quite ready for public wear.

3. My current workout plan is a hybrid of P90X and Insanity.  It's 3 days of weight training, 2 days of cardio, 1 day of recovery and 1 day of rest.  My goal to do ONE pull-up seems very far away, but I've pushed the chair further away, so I rely more on my arms than my legs.  One fine day.  And when that day comes, Kevin says he's going to buy me a laptop.  He is saving money for it right now. 

4.  I still need work on the spiritual aspect of my resolutions, but we are saying one decade of the Rosary after dinner as a family.  I've been too tired to read, but I do have a whole year to accomplish these resolutions.  I'm working on it.

My theme for this year seems to be: Baby steps will get you there, too.  So it has been with every aspect of my life.  I just keep chipping away and eventually I'm gonna strike gold; spiritual, physical and mental. 

By the way, I will tell you that I am very glad I didn't resolve to keep my house clean and the laundry under control.  My house is a wreck and keeping laundry under control is a myth, I'm convinced! 

Let me cheer you on!  Share your small successes on Faith and Family Live!


  1. Welcome back to Small Successes! I think your theme for the year fits quite well w/ the idea of this weekly meme...each small step can lead to great things!

    I've been praying the Rosary myself for the past year or so. It's only been this past week we've started doing a decade as a family in the evenings. I love to see the munchkins excitement in learning this wonderful devotion!

    Blessings to you!

  2. I think there needs to be a laundry fairy...someone who comes in washes, dries and folds everything...and, ideally, puts it all away! Congrats on the weight loss and exercise routine. I'm trying to get in the same mindset, but I'm sad to say I think you're doing better than I.


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