This post can go SO TOTALLY SARCASTIC, but I will ignore the inner pleadings and do it straight-laced. What is wrong with my brain, anyway? I think whoever messed with it last left it on "sarcasm default".
This was NOT a glorious week at Castle de JulieMom in terms of motivation and perspiration. I have been struggling with an intestinal problem (not a virus, but somewhat of a "clogged pipes" issue, ahem) so there wasn't much motivation to bring my bloated, crampy self to the gym and risk emptying my pipes there. If you know what I mean. I have eaten ok. Alright, I admit it, this week was like I had never heard of Fitness Friday, not ever perticipated and scoffed at those who would do such a silly thing. In other words: it was bad.
BUT- there is hope. I awoke this morning with a gentle stirring, and am now clog-free. (I know, TMI already!) SO I know this week will go better. Let me share with you last week when I weighed in I was down another kilo, so that's good news!
And let me just publicly thank my friend Debba-Deb for sending me some "restraining devices" that should ensure I can walk/run without injuring the upper portion of my female body. And also for the workout clothes she sent so I can give the Prince his back. I must be honest and say I have been wearing the old lady ones with the tiny, imperceptible hole in them, but no more! I now have cute cotton ones that fit WAY better. So thanks Debba-Deb!! You totally rock!
To the task at hand. Finally. Brenda asked us to list things that make us feel good, hence the Ponies and Rainbows title. There are going to be some sarcastic things mixed in here, because I just can't help it. Skip those if you are not a fan.
1. Eating right, and knowing my family is too. That's a biggie. Helping my girls develop healthy habits NOW.
2. Apparently it thrills me to share the details of my colonic health.
3. Planning meals, keeping a meal schedule, and cooking with a purpose. When I'm just throwing something together at the last minute I tend to lean toward carbs because they're quick and easy. Planning ahead assures we have a much more varied (and healthy) menu.
4. Having motivation to be the woman God wants me to be. Meaning? Doing the things I know please God and my husband (i.e. cleaning my house, cooking, being helpful to the kids during school, etc.) When I slack off in these areas, it affects literally everything else.
5. Getting in devotion time with God. I don't mean punching in when I sit down with my Bible, then punching out when I'm done. I mean real devotion time. Not just reading a Proverb and some Psalms, but really doing topic studies. My hubby is awesome to discuss things with. He's smart. And
6. Doing fun things with my kids. Last night we had a big craft night. We made bracelets and played with this weird (yet strangely addicting) clay-like substance from Crayola. It was so much fun! I will be posting pics of that on Monday. When I spend quality time with them I am much less prone to be snippy and grumpy, even when they ask me a gajillion questions.
7. When I can tell the Prince is pleased with me. He works very hard, and I don't want him to think I lay around eating bonbons all day. (Although that could describe this past week.) When he is happy to come home and be with us, and there's time for him to do that because I've kept up with my responsibilities, he's happy. And that makes me happy too.
8. Long, rambly posts that seem to have no point or end. Like this one.
9. World peace, helping orphans, prancing unicorns, clothing the homeless, smallish woodland creatures, saying "Let me 'splain- no there is too much. Let me sum up.", breakfast smoothies, thunderstorms, running barefoot in the sand, flying my jet to Europe on the weekends, and sunbathing on my back deck.
Now maybe you've discovered that number nine is a mish-mash of sarcasm, real-life events, and what a contestant on the Dating Game might have said back in the day.
And that makes me happy.