20 Facts About Me

  1. I have 2 great kids.
  2.  I am a teacher.
  3.  I love to read.
  4.  I wear a Fitbit and try to get 10,000 steps a day.
  5.  Chocolate chip cookies are my biggest weakness!
  6.  I listen to country music.
  7.  I have 3 podcasts that I follow- Happier, What should I read next and This American Life.
  8.  I don’t have a tattoo, but I’m giving it serious thought.
  9.  I was on the ski team in high school, though I wasn’t very good!
  10.  My favorite food is my mom’s stuffing at Thanksgiving.
  11.  I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat.  Seriously.
  12.  I have 2 cute puppies- a pit bull and a Pomeranian.  so. much. work.
  13.  My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years.  He’s adorable.
  14.  I am a morning person.  I wake up early and usually go to bed at 9:00.
  15.  I’m addicted to Diet Coke.  I’ve tried to quit a couple of times, and just can’t!
  16.  I am the baby of my family.  Though my brothers would argue with this, I was totally the favorite.
  17.  I like to bake, but hate to cook dinner.  Ugh.  Dinner again.  Why?!  Why do they need to eat every day?!
  18.  My favorite sport is probably swimming, though hiking would be a close second.
  19.  I adore Jane Austen.  I could watch Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Emma everyday.
  20.  As an introvert, this is very uncomfortable!

30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 1

I’ve failed already!  Bah.  I am a sad state of affairs.  I should have started blogging 3 days ago, but I procrastinated again.  My motivation is crap and so is my diet.  I’ve been trying to get myself up off the couch, but it’s been difficult.  Taking the dog for a walk has helped, doing household chores like laundry and using the Motivated Moms app has also been a good way to keep me moving after I get home from work.

I think there are a couple of things that would help me get over this laziness and procrastination problem.

  1. Schedule my after-work time like I schedule my work time.  I get a lot done at work and follow a strict schedule.  It’s what I have gotten used to , so it seems likely that would work at home too.
  2. Keep myself accountable by blogging!  Even though no one is reading this now, it’s possible that someone may read this in the future.
  3. Recognize that I don’t have to “feel like it” to actually do something.  When I am trying to decide if I want to do something, try to remember that I don’t have to feel like doing it.  I just need to do it and recognize that I’ll feel better when it’s done.  Quit complaining and just get it over with.