Friday, June 5, 2009

Fitness Friday--The Talk On Edition

My busyness is your gain. You get open posting again! I'm just too busy kind. I did give a suggestion for a topic and you are perfectly welcome to hit that topic.

I'm not. :)

Today I want to let you know how very much organization has affected my fitness plan. I am sitting here with my mouth open, let me tell you. I would have agreed with this statement before:

Being more organized will help you achieve your fitness goals.

But I didn't REALLY "get" it. Now I do.

Since I have been working on being more organized and using my new checklist, I have noticed several things.

1. I have what I need for meals so we haven't been out to eat yet.
2. The kitchen is clean so I can prepare meals. (Yes, we have gotten fast food before b/c the kitchen was such a mess. A few times. Once or twice. cough cough cough)
3. I actually do have time to exercise.
4. Housework, when you do enough of it, is WORK!

I am very happy with how the week has gone and how much I have accomplished. Today's checklist says, "spend time on a craft or hobby." I couldn't be more delighted and with everything I've done, I know it's OK for me to do that one today.

Hope your week is going well too! Can't wait to hear from everyone!


  1. I took the bait on your topic suggestion :-) You're seriously making me jealous over the organization thing. I keep thinking $8 is really no big deal, but I just don't want yet another system I might not use. So I'm still thinking. This comment is totally unrelated to fitness entirely, huh? Lol!

  2. That's fantastic, Brenda. I think you're right about the organization thing. I'm trying to get myself organized too, and actually ordered that checklist thing you posted about to help me get the housework caught up. That's an area that always seems to overwhelm me, and I like that it's broken down in bits and you get to check things off as you go along. Very motivating. Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. I'm not sure if Mr. Linky is working. So, just in case, here's my link for this week.

  3. Organization will set you free !!
    Good for you B!

    What's up with Mr. Linky , here lately he's been Mr. Stinky : (

  4. I agree with you 100% Brenda. Mastery (or at least progress) in one area certainly does spill over into others. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Hey B , what's your hobby or craft for the day?


    in the midst of the chaos and stinkerbell fussing every two minutes to be held, i typed out my post in segments and could not come up the references for the literary suggestion, sorry! i have ideas in my head, but don't have the time to search them out :( i hope you all had a better week than i did!!

  7. Oh, you'll love this one G---I'm making labels for the baskets in the play room from cute scrapbook paper! :)

  8. I have a label maker if you want to borrow it ! It was a mother's day gift from 2 years ago. I LOVE IT!!!

  9. You're doing awesome, Brenda! I love that you're starting to label too! I feel a new addiction coming on.

    By the way, I posted but only about one sentence has to do with fitness. Sowwy. I stink as a FF girl. But, I still keep up with and pray for y'all.


    Julie Andrews said, "Some people regard discipline as a chore, but I see it as a kind of order that sets me free to fly." Sounds like you're doing some FLYING of your own!!

  11. Sounds great Brenda!! Organizing will actually become fun. Well, at least it is for me! The buzz I get from sorting, storing and it.

    Can't wait to hear more!

  12. OK...pleaswe email me and share where you are finding these wonderful chore lists! I need them! I am so happy that all this organizing is paying off in so many ares of your life. So exciting!! Can't wait to hear more about how it is improving your life and your fitness!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)