Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a morning person. Usually I'm not feeling awake until I've been up for several hours and have had my large morning coffee. Not today though, I got up ready to take on the world. I ate my normal healthy breakfast, and I was off to the bathroom (to remodel it, that is). I worked hard and fast today, getting in a good sweat as I tackled all sorts of small tasks that I have to do to get this bathroom finished.
By 2PM I had done all I could do in the bathroom, things needed to dry! I couldn't believe how much I accomplished and I wished I could do more. So I did, I loaded up the van with all sorts of junk we needed to throw out and went off to the dump. When I got home I took a shower and it was still only 4PM so now what? How about a walk? Even the kids couldn't keep up with me, I was in a zone as I walked; I was busy thinking about just how great this week went. I walked 3.2 miles in exactly 1 hour, incredibly fast (for me).
It was a great week! Regardless of what the scale tells me tomorrow, this very well may have been my best week so far. For starters I proved to myself that being sick doesn't have to become an excuse to slack off. I've been sick all week long and I never let it slow me down. I also think that staying sober is starting to have an effect. Today is my 20th day without a drink and I'm starting to look back at all those wasted nights in disgust.
Tomorrow is Day #90. 1/4 of my 360 day commitment is almost over. I'll reflect in tomorrow's post just how far I've come so far, but maybe that's part of why I'm feeling like I am today. I guess I really don't know why I feel like I do, and I'm not really sure that it matters. What I do know though, is that I don't feel like me anymore. That's BOTH exciting and scary at the same time! Day #89 in the books, on to the 3 month mark.
[Photo: Flickr / Paul Downey]