Excuses Or Solutions

So, the past two days have been good with getting cleaned and organized.  The living room and the kitchen both look very good... all cleaned, mopped and de-cluttered.  Tonight I am going to complete my room and the bathroom, so that I can get groceries on Friday and then tackle my sweet Valentina's room on Saturday.  I know that one is going to be scary, she has the large bedroom and neither one of us can barely walk around due to the papers and toys...  many people have told me to let her clean it, if I did that her room would never be cleaned... she would be way to overwhelmed.  What she needs is assistance to really purge so that the bedroom does not get out of control in the future.  I do believe that as she gets older she should be maintaining her own room but until she is a little older I will help her so that she will not become completely overwhelmed. 


Tomorrow is weigh in day, it will be 28 days of walking and eating healthy.  I definitely feel better, I don't get as tired or out of breath when I walk up a hill, I don't have to take a break, I can just walk from my home to the bridge which is two and a half miles and roughly 45 to 50 minutes. The next challenge for me is actually crossing the bridge to the bus station in Dartmouth and then taking the bus from there to work, that would add roughly another mile to my morning walk.  Although I am afraid of heights, I need to get passed this one so that I can continue to challenge myself with the walking. I don't want it to be easy, if it was I am sure it won't be helping me to tone up or lose weight.   I am also contemplating buying a bike in the Spring, I should most likely have 40-50 pounds taken off by that time and then I could bike around the city.  I know many people who bike all year, that will not be me... the winter and the rain are not a fun idea of traveling for me, nor are they safe.
Now if I can convince Valentina that biking is fun, that way we could bike together... some of my fondest memories of growing up was when my two sisters and I would go biking all over the city.  We used to have quite the escapades, once time we thought we would take the back entrance into Clayton Park (Fairview and Clayton Park are built on hills) we came face to face with a massive hill and not one of us were able to drive the whole way up, we learned to drive in from Fairview so that the incline was more gradual.  That would be a great hill to walk up, it would really challenge me, I might do that the next clear day... one where there is some wind.  I am continually tying to think of things that I can challenge myself with... The one think I really need to work on is strength training as I have the weakest upper body, I am taking things slowly with that though, I don't want to injure myself... I want to build muscle slowly and learn how to do these exercises properly.

I am also going to swim this year, I used to love it so much but as I became bigger... I felt less comfortable with it, so I am going to get past that fear and just go swimming for the love of swimming.  I am hoping by the time the winter hits, I will be so involved with many activities that I will find a way to keep it up, no matter how cold it is outside.  I also want to set a good example for Valentina so that exercising and eating properly will become second nature to her.  I just read on FaceBook or Instagram that someone I know was looking for tips on how to get in shape, she advised she didn't have time for the gym as she is a working mom... that used to be my excuse.  Now I make time, that is the only way anyone can get into shape and get healthy. Until we are willing to do what we need to do to get healthy, we will have excuses that will hold us back... I had excuses... until I stopped with the excuses and got moving, I continued to gain the weight and came up with more excuses.  I am the only one who can lose the weight, no one can do it for me... I had to just start and keep going... it is becoming second nature for me.  If I can make it a priority, anyone should be able to... I am a very busy girl with working, traveling back and forth, being a mama and blogging regularly.

I think I have been one of the best excuse makers I know, if someone made a suggestion on how I could make a change, I had an excuse why it wouldn't work.  By changing the way I ate and exercised in the past month... it has made me think about the other excuses I come up with... the one about being able to clean my house, it just wasn't a priority.  Once I decided that it was top priority it is now getting done, unfortunately it is as simple as that... I am a girl that has looked for excuses all my life so that I could get away with my choices and behavior, now I am a girl is constantly coming up with solutions.  Which girl or guy do you want to be... the one with excuses or the one with solutions?
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future

28 comments :

  1. well if you can do it I sure can do it.

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    1. Exactly Rachel, I am a big girl and I am walking anywhere from 20 to 25 miles per week... I am loving how good I am feeling :) I walk early in the day and late in the evening... I rarely walk in the hot afternoon :)

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  2. What a great post this is, Launna! I think we all use excuses to get out of things we don't want to do, but I really like the way you remind us it is up to us to choose either excuses or solutions. It makes a lot of sense when you put it that way.

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    1. Thank you Daisy... the girl who wrote the update totally inspired me... it seemed like she was coming up with excuse before she even started...

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  3. Amazing post Launna! I must say, you are a VERY inspirational woman. I'm so glad I found your blog, your words and messages always touch my heart and get me thinking.
    Lots of love
    Deb

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    1. Awe, thank you Deb... you are so sweet to say that, I just speak from the heart:)

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  4. Hi Launna! I love to come here to read all your inspiration words quotes. I really like it " tip toe if we must then take our steps! " do it don't wish" Its pretty good one too. I really have a passionate of life as much as fashion. I think all emotions are beautiful!

    Oh and I follow your bloglovin back (even though you didn't tell me. and follow you GFC, I don't have the GFC, If you like you can just following my G+, You're just lovely Lauuna!

    hugs and kisses!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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    1. Thank you Tanya, I think I am following you on everything now:D... thank you for following me on so many things.

      I love your comments and appreciate when you take the time to leave one :)

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  5. yes make time is the only way. make time and want to do it xD

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    1. Thank you Inge.... the trick to succeeding is wanting to do it... I am so grateful I found my want finally:)

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  6. If you think about it in a positive way be sure that the solution will come soon and in the most positive one possible!
    Life is beautiful and if you didn't know it search the Ho'oponopono and Aloha thoughts on Internet and after reading about them let me know what you think <3
    Xxx amazing woman

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Carolina, I love the ideas that the Ho'oponopono and Aloha have... I liked their Facebook page.. life and love is all about forgiveness :0

      Thank you for your lovely comment !

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  7. I agree with "StylebyDeb" - you are very inspirational indeed my friend. BTW I saw your FB post this morning. Congrats!!

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    1. Thank you Keith... I am so excited and so in the zone :)

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  8. I think it is so great that you are 28 days in to a new healthy plan! Go you! And I am also afraid of heights :).

    xo,
    Mariamma

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    1. Thank you for your comment Mariamma, I visited your page and loved all your beautiful pictures :)

      I am going to get over the fear of heights by zip lining... eeee

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  9. Keep that great attitude, and you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to. When faced with a too-tall ladder, we can either gaze up at it and lament the impossibility of ever climbing it, or we can start climbing, one rung at a time.

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    1. Thank you Susan... I am climbing the rung of that ladder one rung at a time... I plan to get to the top:)

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    1. I visited your blog and it is lovely :)

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  11. Oh i am a mistress of excuses Launna, good plan to bike with Valentina :)...I'd love some photos from the road :).

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    1. Oh Petronela... We are two peas in a pod... lol...

      I used to have an excuse for everything... I am knocking them down, one after another :)

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  12. thank you so much:) Want to follow?
    just let me know!
    have a nice day!

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    1. Hi Mona, I am following you on GFC, Bloglovin and Instagram :)

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