"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On The Go Energy

I've had a very busy, on-the-go week so far. Last night I was so tired I fell asleep as soon as I got into bed and it was only 10:30.

As I go about my days I keep thinking ahead to Thanksgiving next week, and even Christmas after that. I'll stick with talking about November today.

My mother comes in Saturday for a week-long visit and then my brother and his wife are coming on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with us. There are plans zipping through my mind as I go about my days.

What do I need to clean?
What to buy for the Thanksgiving meal?
When to bake for some friends?
Do I have to take daughter to her practice, or will husband be home in time for that?
What days am I working this week, and how can I plan accordingly?

The list could go on, and I'm sure most of you can relate. It's a busy, busy time, but I love every minute of it!

As I was cleaning up the kitchen the other evening, exhausted but determined to keep the house picked up, I realized that I'm so glad I have the energy to keep up with it all.

Miraculously I have been able to keep my house in decent order through all the activities of the past weeks. It's like I have this hidden energy that drives me.

Don't get me wrong, I look forward to relaxing a few days with my mom, but I'm just a bit amazed at how I've been able to keep going even when I'm tired.

Then it hit me...maybe, just maybe this is because not only have I lost 22 pounds, but I am exercising regularly!! You see, I only currently weigh a few pounds less than I did a year ago and even two years ago, but I am exercising regularly now.

HA! I'm seeing an added benefit to my weight loss and exercise change - More energy to keep up with a busy household!

Speaking of which... I need to go check on my soup and finish getting dinner ready. Then I'll yada, yada, etc. etc.

Boy, am I loving this! :)


  1. I love this time of the year too. Thank you for the reminder! I'm working again (part time). After being mostly home for several months, it's an adjustment. PS Did you get your box yet?

  2. Yes, I agree. When you exercise, you do have more energy! It's a great feeling!. :-)

  3. Exercise is an energy builder not an energy zapper. I found that out the hard way as the bigger I got the less I moved. I finally learned that lesson once I actually exercised instead of just thinking about it!!

    Great job - and I'll be thinking of you as the week goes on!

  4. Diane - Your blog post today reminded me that I had meant to post this. :)

    Larkspur - No box received yet.

  5. Leah, while it is such a busy time of year, it is a fun time of year. Just remember to stop and take a moment to realize what both of the big holidays are all about.

    BTW, I just finished my whirlwind tour through your hometown. I wasn't out of the office enough to really see anything, but I had a good time.