6 Month Check-Up

Hello friends!

These past several weeks have been insane, but wonderful!  I just finished teaching for the summer and I was working my second job at the bar when the Blackhawks won!  The bar I work at, The Fifty/50 is an official Hawks bar so you can only imagine the wonderful madness that ensued this week!  Congrats to the Blackhawks, Chicago is so darn proud of you boys!

I cannot believe we are 6 months into the year!  We have done so much and I wanted to take this time to check in with everyone to see how things are going.  I wanted to see what has worked, what hasn’t, what we may need to revisit, etc.  The thing about organizing our homes and our OM’s is that it is an ongoing process.  It is something we have to stay on top of or else we will end up back at square one.

As I check-in on myself I have realized that I am still struggling with maintaining a laundry schedule.  Now that I have the summer off, it is truly time for me to focus on maintaining a schedule.  That way when school starts up again in the fall, I will have already established a routine that will be much easier for me to maintain.

I have also been so proud of myself for trying several new things whether it be cooking, cleaning, or gardening (that is the topic of Sunday’s blog so I will save the details for later). Some have been successful, others, epic fails.  The important thing is that I tried something new!

I am also focusing on a major health overhaul this summer.  Not only have I cut out all greasy fast food, but Jeremy and I have decided that when we go out to eat, there will be no fries as a side.  In order to appreciate how difficult this really is, you must try the sweet potato and waffle fries at The Fifty/50.  I am working there almost full-time this summer, so to not sneak a few will be incredibly difficult.  Thankfully their grilled asparagus is amazing as well so I have a fabulous substitute.

I also started a whole new workout today that consists of swimming and yoga.  I am thrilled that I now have time for yoga classes 3 times a week now that I am off.  On the days I am not taking yoga, I will be swimming.  I tore my hamstring 2 years ago and regardless of the physical therapy I have done, running is way too strenuous on my leg.  I picked up the latest copy of Women’s Health and they have an awesome guide to swimming.  I am starting out slowly since I haven’t swam laps since high school.  I did a half hour of freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke laps and I am feeling it already!!

This summer is a time for rejuvenation and discovery.  Don’t be afraid to change things up in your routine or try something new!  Let me know what has worked/hasn’t worked for you yet this year and we will see how we can conquer the physical and mental clutter once and for all!!  TGIF!!





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2 responses to “6 Month Check-Up

  1. val

    Suggested laundry schedule = when you have one day’s left of underwear 🙂

    I’ve got a personal something to add to the OM things that need improving — stop getting worked up over the little things in life!! Case in point — One of my custom blinds has been at Hunter Douglas for 4 weeks to get a new plastic knob (yes – 4 weeks for a piece of plastic), after dealing with customer service headaches and a $40 bill, I finally got it back yesterday and when I went to hang it up, it was not fixed. Livid does not describe how I felt about this situation (Pat can attest since he was mad at me for being mad). And after keeping myself awake all night fixing exactly the speech I was going to give to HD today right when they opened, I ended up talking to the nicest person who is going to fix it for me personally tomorrow morning. So it was a waste of my time (and my health) to get so worked up over this. So I propose an OM week to deal with learning how to accept things in life that will go wrong (no matter how trivial).

    Have a good weekend!!

  2. good for you for trying new things! def try zumba! it’s so much fun, lots of dancing and new movements you forget you’re actually working out! and the best part is you burn 800 calories in one session!

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