I am learning every day that as much as I think I have it together, there will be something that pops up. And that is normal. The house is clean-but i turn around, and it's a mess again. The dishes are done. No sooner are they put away and the sink is full again. Time and time again, I tell myself, it isn't going to happen like this anymore. Then I wake up the next morning and the cycle repeats itself. Its the fun of being a full time working single parent to a busy little 6 yr old. I try to keep her busy doing something rather than sitting in front of the television-that usually means leaving the house a mess since we aren't in it to clean it up. How it gets messy under these circumstances still boggles my mind, but I guess that is meant for another post.
I started a new "diet"-or lifestyle-as I like to call it. I have attempted a more Paleo/Primal way of eating. Cutting out the grains and eliminating as much unnecessary sugars as possible. What it comes down to is I am not eating the processed foods that I have gotten so use to. From a lot of the reading that I have been doing, it has truly messed with my head. As much as I have craved it over the last couple of days, I have been able to push past it. My body is feeling better because of it as I enter in to the 3rd day here. I did suffer from a headache (that I don't suffer from very often) that put a damper on my workouts that I had planned for last night and this morning, but I suppose that is normal when you rid your body of the junk, or so I understand. It's not really hard to understand that eating more natural diet is better for your body. It's what it was designed for....not the potato chips we all dig in to at the family BBQ's. Food today isn't what it use to be and it's actually kind of scary when you look at what you are actually eating when you think you are being good...even the low fat "healthier" version.
I got off on a tangent there. I wanted to share that, but also note that it take some time to plan out your meals. Overall...fairly simple task, but it's not as easy normally as taking out the frozen dinner and popping it in the microwave or stopping for fast food on the way home.
Life is about planning. You can't expect it just to fall in to place as much as you would like it to. What are you willing to sacrifice in order to get what you want done? It certainly would be wonderful if the laundry got done , the floor vacuumed, or the house picked up and put away at the snap of the finger. My suggestion to you is:
1.) Make a list of what you want? (clean home, financially stable future, new car)
2.) Why is it important to you?
3.) Decide what you are willing to let go of in order to get you there?
It's the real world...we need to make it work the best we can. It will. It always works out in the end.....or we likely wouldn't be here.
For now I can live with the cluttered unorganized home in order to get me where I want to be. I am working towards a more financially secure future by working my Beachbody business in order to spend more time with my baby girl. There will always be time later to get that stuff done, but my daughter will only be this age once, and before you know it....it's gone.