Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pick it back up again

As you may have noticed, I have been a bit absent lately. I didn’t have much to say in June, until the last week where I really rolled some posts out! July has been pretty spotty, to say the least.

What’s going on?

Well, time, for one thing. Our county fair was the first week of July, and John and I were both tied up quite a bit with that. I’m also very involved with our local community theatre, the Gibson County Theatre Company, and I just finished stage managing “The King and I” last weekend. Between those two big events, they pretty ate up all my free time for the last three weeks.

But that’s not all, as much as I would like to say it is.

I’m having some trouble getting “back into the swing of things.”

Have you noticed that? It’s not just with blogging. It’s with eating right, exercising, getting up on time, reading instead of watching TV, cooking at home instead of going out to eat, anything like that. Those are just a few of my biggies.

It seems easy to STOP doing some of these things… piece of cake (pun definitely intended) to STOP getting up 45 minutes early to spend some quality time with Bob, my treadmill. Easy to STOP picking up the book and flipping on the stupid television. (200 channels and still nothing on?) Easy to STOP blogging.

But, gosh, it sure can be hard to START doing some of these things again!

What is it about that? These are things I like to do (reading, blogging), and things I know I need to do for my health (eating right, exercising).

Getting up early? Well, that doesn’t really fall into either category. But I do know that I feel a whole lot better, all day long, if I get up without any (or with only one) snooze, instead of fighting with that stupid thing for an hour.

Okay, so it is pretty easy to get into a routine that involves sleeping in and not getting enough exercise and camping out in front of the television. Why is it so hard to get back out of that habit? Lazy feels good sometimes, but most of the time lazy doesn’t fell good. At all.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve thought to myself, “Self, there is nothing on television, and you would rather be (blogging, writing, reading, whatever-ing) so get your butt out of the recliner and go do that thing!” And I don’t move.

Seriously! What is the deal with that?

So. Today, July 26. (yes, writing a day ahead of posting) For the next month, I will post no less than three times per week. And for every post I write, I will comment on three other blogs. (Another of the things I have a hard time “picking back up” again.)

Help me out, and hold me accountable, please!

I love all of you, my readers, and I do miss spending time with you! Here is my effort to bring the relationship back to life. ;)

What is something that you have stopped doing, that you want to start again?


  1. I want to start keeping my house spotless again! All I can seem to manage right now is to hit the high spots. I just can't seem to stay ahead of everyone long enough to get down to doing the deep stuff.

  2. I say yes to all of that. I never used to snooze..but I have picked up the habit from my husband...and I really don't like it! I will do the same things with the tv and not exercising. Though the tv watching was pretty easy to skip when we didn't have we have tons of channels again...very dangerous!

    I stay pretty good with blogging on a regular basis, but that is because I work with computers five days a week. It takes me about 5 minutes to write a blog post, so that I can keep up with.

    I REALLY need to get back on the ball with diet and exercise. I worked so hard for my goals last year and with the baby around...I get lazy. But yesterday I took her for our first walk in our new neighborhood! So without realizing it, I started, same day as you, to get back into the swing of things.

    We can do it! Let's do it together!
    (and I will personally bug you if you don't update your blog to help you out!)

  3. It is really hard to get back into the swing of things...

    Perhaps Bob and El could start dating and leave us the heck alone? Probably won't help us in the long run though, huh?

    The good thing about getting back to blogging is that after a few days, the interaction makes me want to stick with it... now if only diet/exercise were that quick to take.


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