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To Do List, Old habits are Hard to Break

January 30, 2009 By · No Comments

Today is just a quick list of things I want to do to prepare for Superbowl Sunday, hopefully I get them all done.

- Post here (check, once I hit publish)
- Clean out my fridge and give it a good washing.
- Make my vision board of what I think and want of “ME”
- Do a load of laundry
- Have BabyGirl read to me from her two books (Dad and Sam & Rags)
- Kitchen & Dining room

Earlier this week, in doing my Challenge (100 day) I promised myself every day I’d get dressed nice, put on some make up (not much) and do my hair up nice. I’ve done that and am starting to feel really good about myself. Now two days ago I had kids take a few shots of me but I deleted all of them, I analyzed everything. So today, we did it again and I am putting it up here. I think the first way to discover myself and who I am is to accept myself for me. This includes shapes, sizes and all. I think I look nice here too. I’ll add more as I go through the challenge, maybe not every day but that’s fine.

If you recall two years ago I blogged about wanting to be more than just a mom or looking like one, I think I’m trying to come over that. I want to be a HOT mom, if I must be placed in some mom category. I know I’m not the only mom that feels like this so I think it is safe to say here. Am I right?

Okay so that explains why I added the pic (yes it is a blur). Now moving on, hehe. I need to make a grocery list and see what everyone wants to do if anything for superbowl weekend. We won’t be watching but I’ll check online to see who wins, unless I can make the tv work. (hoping) I lot has happened in this past week, but I won’t discuss it here at this time. On the school front- things are going well, been a bit distracted this week so didn’t do any of the work, which means I’ll be hitting it today.

Old habits are hard to break, however I’m going to try to limit two things in life and replace them with something else. What are they? My biggest source of caffeine, Starbucks and soda. I noticed how much I’ve been drinking in the past month and am ashamed by it. (I’ve been judgemental about how much the husband smokes, I can’t say much about that habit if I have one of my own.) So this is in an attempt to get it out of my system and break my own habit. As for soda that was drank mostly if it was in the house, because it was here. I hate water, so I’m replacing it with that. Who knows maybe this will help me get thinner and down to a weight I feel comfortable being in. I no longer want to be disgusted with the way I look. I really want to feel good about me, and know I look good. (part of that 100 day thing) I think the Starbucks was more of a pick me up and made me feel special, which I’m still exploring why. I know I can do this, I did it back in Lejeune but know it’ll take at least 30 days to break a habit but you must start small. I had one today, that’ll be all for me. (one a day that is, or less if I can)

Got any goals for the week? Month? Plans for Superbowl Sunday? I did win a prize package which I’m really excited about getting from MomReviews. Thanks again Elizabeth.

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Bloggy Giveaway: The Change Your Life Challenge

January 29, 2009 By · No Comments

This book has come at just the right time, I’ve already been reading about how to improve your life and stuff like that and this is definitely a gem. Brook Noel, the author gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get more organized, out of debt, etc. You know taking the small steps to get what you want in life, to be happy, healthy and have the money you wish for. Not to mention how to have great time management, energy and more time with the family.

I was lucky enough to get this book in the mail and I’m also able to give one away just for the Bloggy Giveaways.

RULES:
Comment on what area of your life you need help with
leave a real working email address
respond to my email within 24 hours

Deadline: Feb 1, 2008

For those that don’t win here is a free seminar she does: Free seminar

(Thanks to Bloggy Giveaways for this, head over to enter more)
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Wordless Wednesday: My Daughter

January 28, 2009 By · No Comments

Wow, this picture just reminded me of a younger version of me. Course she is much prettier. Love ya BalletGirl! Happy WW! Have you ever looked at your child and seen yourself?
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Inspirational Quotes

January 26, 2009 By · No Comments

I thought some of ya’ll would like to read some inspirational quotes to help you achieve those goals. Here are a few I discovered and am writing all over the house:

Dream Quotes:- Your vision will become clearonly when you look into your heart …Who looks outside, dreams.Who looks inside, awakens.~ Carl Jung (1875-1961), Psychologist ~

- If you don’t know where you are going,then how will you get there?VISUALISE!Make pictures in your mind.See the desination.Imagine your arrival.Dream in perfect detail.See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive.See yourself arriving.Make yourself a road map and study it every day until you know the way and the destination by heart.~ Bryce Courtenay ~

- Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.~ Gail Devers ~

- It’s not your work to make anything happen. It’s your work to dream it and let it happen. Law of Attraction will make it happen. In your joy, you create something, and then you maintain your vibrational harmony with it, and the Universe must find a way to bring it about. That’s the promise of Law of Attraction. ~ Abraham Hicks ~

- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain ~

Life:

- Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.Small people always do that,but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. ~ Mark Twain ~

- Go confidentlyIn the direction of your Dreams.Live the life you’ve imagined!~ Henry David Thoreau ~

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Make Your Dreams Come True

January 26, 2009 By · No Comments

I know there are a ton of moms and dads out there that are desperate to make their dreams come true. But did you know it is easier to achieve this than you know? I didn’t really think it was that easy, but as I have been following along with the “The Secret” and Laws of Attraction I’ve been getting more and more inspired. (Currently I’m taking the 100 Day Reality Challenge, my first step is to get to know the REAL me, the inner one that doesn’t always pop up.)

The first step to achieve any goals is to “put it out there” and let it go. Think about it like it has already come true. But for myself I think I have to know what it is I want first. Yeah I can say I want to move (going to anyway) and that’ll happen. But if I state:

- I live in a two story home with a wrap around porch, porch swing in the front. A tree swing hangs from a big oak tree in the front yard. It is peaceful with lots of garden space, an area for the family to eat outdoors and a space where Soccerboy can play basketball and not be bugged by the other siblings. Inside the house is enough rooms that everyone has one, provided the girls will share a room more than likely due to their age. However I’d like to have the option to have my own office. This will all be located in a nice community, where there is lots of grass and plenty of trees. Not a place where I will fear to go outside.

See what I mean? There were more details. Had I just said I wish to move to a new house, that could happen but not like I want. I could move in a month or two to a crummy place just because. Granted I could also move to a beautiful home near a creek, there is no telling what the Universe will grant me. But if I give it more details it’ll get closer to my dream.

What are you wishing for?

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