SP Premium
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 169,842

93 Monday v Friday

Monday, July 22, 2013

I always loved Friday - it's the beginning of the weekend. It's the end of the work week. I can do whatever I want for the weekend. I can sleep in. I can stay up late. No rules, no restrictions, YIPPEE!!!!!

I always hated Monday - it's the end of the weekend. It means I have to go back to work. It means I have to get up early. I have to follow a schedule, go to bed early so I can get up early. I can't sleep in. I can't stay up late. Not to mention I get to see/feel the damage of all my recklessness over the weekend.

Maybe it's a sign of getting older? But now, I don't hate Monday. I still love Friday, but Monday isn't far behind.

Monday is the beginning of a new week. Monday is a new day. Monday I get a clean slate. Monday I get a new box of crayons. I get to choose what I want to put on my slate. I can make it bright and cheery if I choose. I can fill it with colors of energy if I choose. Or colors of those great veggies and fruit I am eating. I can put aside last week's slate and make this one anything I choose.

Monday's are no longer doomsday - they are days of hope. Yippee! But as long as I am working, I will still cherish my Friday's!

Just an update - I had a great weekend. My son's Special Olympic softball team took 1st place in their division in the State Tournament on Saturday. He even scored a run! What fun.

During the break I snuck away and went shopping (we were in a different town- so different stores) I found some skirts on clearance which I bought - in the regular size department!!! Yippee!!! What a good feeling.

Top that off with a date - which may actually go somewhere! Someone who I have known for a couple years, who is now looking at me in a different light. Who woulda thought? Someone could see beyond the flaws that I see! Imagine that!

Then Sunday was my little Lily's 5th birthday party. I even had cake AND a scoop of ice cream - AND stayed in my calorie count for the day.

The downside of the weekend - no walks - forgot to put Mr Fitbit on Sunday morning - but caught it around 3pm. My steps are soooooooo low for the weekend. No where near 10,000. I was a slacker in the exercise department. But damn - I feel great regardless!

Wow, who is this girl under this weight? She looks pretty good! She has confidence! She enjoys her life and it shows! Why did I hide her? I am going to do my best to make sure she doesn't get hidden away again!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Amen! I love your positive attitude. Don't hide your light, Sparksister!
    2893 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13838073
    Yes, please...make sure she sticks around. We like her too :-)
    So happy for your good weekend, Barb :-)

    2893 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13482548
    Live each week and/or day as if it is a new clean slate when you wake! Congratulations for your son's softball team. It must of felt great for him to score a run. You must of been so proud of him! Good wishes for a happy 5th birthday for your little Lily!

    2893 days ago
  • E1SPAG
    Great weekend, so if you didn't make 10,000 steps life WILL go on!
    2893 days ago
  • SARIC_33
    2894 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Sounds like a fabulous weekend! The weekends go by too fast and back to Monday, but I do not dread them either. Yesterday, no time for a run, I had to do some work work and then celebrate our youngest daughter's 21st birthday with dinner. I did get 10,000 steps in, but no real cardio. Tonight I have to hit the treadmill for a run. Good for you for realizing there is someone wonderful underneath that weight that you are now shedding! Have a great week!
    2894 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13026971
    2894 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.