Instead I want to focus on something that I did today that has me feeling great. I started painting my daughter's room! I've been living in this new house since July and until today I haven't done one single thing to it. My youngest daughter lives in this hideous cave painted entirely mustard! I'm not kidding and I have the pictures to prove it.
Anyway, since I've been here, I've found ways to waste away all my weekends. Most of the time it involved just laying around watching old Netflix movies and eating bad food. This morning we got up and I was reading an article in Men's Health that was talking about procrastination and how the best way to stop procrastinating is to stop waiting for inspiration and just get started! Once you get momentum it's amazing how you keep going.
I stood up and declared that I was going to start working on my daughter's room. I went upstairs and began making a list of all the materials needed. We went to Home Depot and got everything we needed (my daughter picked a bright yellow for her room, bye bye cave). I had to stop for a while in the afternoon because the girls had basketball games, but I'm happy to say that I've cleared out the room, replaced all the electrical switches and outlets (yes they were painted mustard as well!) and painted the ceiling (which was also a lighter version of mustard).
We have Monday off so my goal is to get the room done by the end of the weekend. I still have to paint all the trim and doors (all mustard), walls (you guessed it), and install a ceiling fan to replace some ugly track lighting. I promise when it's all done I'll post before and after pics. It feels good to be doing something again!
So a recap of my progress after 2 weeks:
- Still not smoking
- Not great with eating, but 6 pounds lost so far and eating better quality food
- Drinking a gallon of water every day
- Starting to do more around the house and exercise
- Starting to read more as well