Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesdays Transformations

Last week I posted about this, and received the most touching, loving and encouraging responses by all of you – thank you, thank you! I am truly touched and amazed at the support!

So today, as I promised last week, I will start my Transformational Journal. There are SO many areas I need to change. I am easily overwhelmed, but have learned that baby steps (micro movements) are the way to go. Being that as of Friday I will be in Washington and Oregon for vacation for a week, the easiest change would be exercise (also being that I will be out of my normal elements, schedule, etc.).

I have not exercised since my little mishap with my toe on the 4th of July. It has healed up nicely now, so it will be easy-peasy to keep up with on my vacation. So excited, will be at a family reunion with oodles of lovely relatives on a lovely lake on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington! There will be lots of walks, swimming, water skiing (if I dare-it’s been 20+ years since I’ve tried!)(Eeekk!), tennis, bike rides, laughing (yes, laughing counts as abdominal w/o-don’t you agree?). I know that exercise will help elevate my mood, get me into better shape, thus improving my self image, and clear out the mental cobwebs to make room for steps 2, 3, 4, etc….

I’m hoping to venture onto step 2 of my journey as well. There will be oodles of little ones at the reunion. I’m envisioning lots of bubble blowing, arts and crafts with nature and nature treasure hunts. Sounds wonderful, I can’t wait!

Tonight I’m looking forward to a girl’s night in with my bf Deborah. My guys have already headed up north; I’ll be flying in on Friday – so currently my home is testosterone free, yippee! Okay, I’ll admit that I miss them dearly, but it’s so freeing to be able to come home and flip the TV onto any channel I choose without their moans of horror. (Yes, Food Network sends them running – away!) LOL! So tonight we will be watching “Only You” with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr., Deb gives it 2 thumbs up – a romantic comedy, count me in!

3 comments:

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Have a wonderful trip - gorgeous part of the country. Love your film choice - we watched that lots as a student. Love all the scenes in Italy - v.dreamy.

Naturally Jules said...

I can't believe that I never heard of "Only You" before. It was very cute, and yes, the scenery was amazing!

(creativeoasiscoach) said...

I think your plan sounds wonderful! Just returned from a beach vacation myself and enjoyed the challenge of running on the sand at sunrise (something impossible here in land-locked Dallas!) Will your Transformation Journal be a visual and/or written journal? I've been playing with something I call my Creative Oasis Journal this summer and it's a wonderful way to explore ideas and inspirations in many different aspects of life (evening cooking - I love the food network too!) All the best on your journey!