June 10, 2010

help me obi, help, help me obi!

"Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope!"
Star Wars Famiy Guy Style • via Insanity540's Blog

Oh if I could only call on Obi Wan to help me out, then I might be able to be in 10 different places at once! I have been so swamped at work and at home that I haven't had time to blog. Yes this is the second installment of Kelly makes excuses for not being active here at D2BD. Add to that trying to keep up with my workouts, keep the house looking OK and trying to catch up on all the finales of my favorite tv shows {Glee made me cry like a baby} - I've been a bit covered up. 

I'm hoping with the next coming weeks that will all change and things will even out. That I will get used to my schedule or at least learn to get up earlier and make more hours in each day. I am so thankful to have a helpful boyfriend. Mike has been great about cleaning up the kitchen and cooking meals, doing odds and ends around the house and his usual house work. I know he gets a bit impatient waiting for me to finish my workouts before I can make dinner so it's nice that he's been taking over in the department a bit. He's never expected me to cook everything I just sort of became the kitchen queen wanting to cook each night once I realized I had a talent for it. Preparing meals and cooking relaxes me and calms me. It's also an activity that allows me to focus on one thing at a time, ok maybe two if I'm boiling noodles - and that puts me in a zen state. All day long at work I multi-task and my brain never stops going. I can't even sit for long and watch one show, I have to channel surf, it's horrible. A few times in the past two weeks he's asked if I've wanted him to start cooking and I've pouted NO, that I wanted to do it. I miss cooking each night but truth be told no one wants to eat after 8:00 p.m., am I right? So I've surrendered and in the end I win because all the meals he's prepared since I started my working out have been amazing!

The house is a series of clean rooms and hell holes. Laundry is piling up, but it does that all the time. However it seems worse now due to my use of workout clothing. Getting healthy really is an over all commitment. Not only do I have to eat better with P90X (and a lot!), I have to be sure that I have workout gear, clean socks, I have to make sure that I have time to do that etc. Meanwhile I leave all you lovelies hanging (I'm sure you've been beside yourselves haven't you?). I often feel like there aren't enough hours in the day.

All that being said I have a few things each day that I won't change, things I don't want to miss out on doing each day. I enjoy having a few moments in the AM to talk to my pets. They always greet me with happy tail wags or a few rubs on my shin. It's a great way to wake up. I won't stop giving Mike morning kisses or morning hugs. I refuse to rush through my routine of getting ready, so I've stopped getting online in the morning. I used to waste a lot of time each AM reading email or browsing websites and then realized I'd have so much more time for breakfast, shower, hair, make-up, personal time with the "kids" and Mike if I would just walk away from the damn computer. So far, so good. At night I won't give up having a good meal, and now it's an even healthier meal. I won't let go of working out obviously, or showering, or having time with Mike before we fall asleep. Our front porch happy hours have been put on hold after work on Fridays due to my P90X Yoga nights. And I do miss them - I hope to have them back soon, or at least when my work-out sessions switch up. Our Happy Hour has turned into relaxing hour, if it's not too hot, after I finish yoga on the front porch. {Say that three times fast}. I also refuse to stop getting in bed every night at 10:00 p.m. I don't usually fall asleep that early, but I have to make it in bed to unwind and watch Chelsea!

Chelsea & Chuy - How I love them so! • via google

Chelsea and crew always leave me laughing and smiling before I go to bed. I need that each night. Laughing added to my daily workouts has equaled amazing stress relievers! Every day ends with a goodnight kiss from Mike and my dog June taking up too much of the bed and my cat Angus weighing me down as he sleeps on my hip, all. night. LONG! Life is good, I can't complain. Well I could but the only thing I'd ask for is more time.

So I hope you all will understand that I will try my best to keep up with my witty chats and blog posts. I've been trying to keep up with all of yours more than I have been writing my own. I know you are all a buzz about the new Twilight movie and excited about Heather McDonald's new book as well as many of you are starting your summer vacations and doing amazing things. Thank you for keeping me posted on all you're doing and making my down time when I do sit in front of the computer enriching and for making me smile! You ladies and gents are the best and I'm so happy to get time to see into a small window of your lives every day {not in a stalker way sickos!}.

I've officially started my life commitment to get healthy. This commitment started a few months ago, but I only got serious about it 2 weeks ago and I had NO idea how freaking much it would consume me. But I'm loving it. With every sore muscle group I know I'm making progress, with ever little bit the needle drops on the scale I know I'm making progress, with the little tweaks in my clothing, I know I'm making progress so all of this is positive for me. The only down side is losing out on some time doing stuff I used to love. I think I need one of those treadmill desks, then I'd be cooking!
seriously? I think I want this • via google

Thank goodness for DVRs, that's all I'm going to say about that! So who's ready for Next Food Network Star and HGTV'S Next Design Star? I'm SO excited! I already have a favorite for the Next Food Star.

I promise to be back more often AND to write about more than just my fixations (especially the ones I'm having with P90X right now). Girl Scouts Honor!

I hope you all are enjoying yourselves! I will definitely have to get into a post about kayaking ASAP. And I hope to bring back some more recipes I've been slacking on that too - but to be honest we've been cooking the same old shizz for the past few months and nothing new has come up... Until now, maybe I can do some light cooking recipes to share with the gang.

Be Back Soon Loves!

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Vic said...

You busy lady! Good luck balancing everything - I hope you don't feel too overwhelmed. Fitting in fitness can be challenging but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end. Keep it up girl!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I feel like I've been neglecting my blog lately too. And reading other blogs. It's just so much more fun to be outside during the summer!

Ms. Chyme said...

Its okay to be always busy as long as you are happy.

Cathy said...

Right there with ya girlfriend! The good news is, lots of us are this busy so we totally understand. Do your thing, the blog should be the least of your worries...get healthy, spend time with loved ones, enjoy the outdoors!

Shana said...

I would be all over that treadmill desk if my boss would let me. Two birds and all. I hope your schedule gets a little better. I miss you when you aren't here!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Dawww Shana Thank you.

Thank you Cathy - I agree it's so nice outside - the main reason I don't blog on Saturdays is that I want to be on where near my computer :)

fojoy said...

Living your life is important - so long as you let us in on it every now and then!
I am a couple of weeks in to my own commitment to get healthy...so far I've gained 2 lbs! I am actually enjoying the hard work, but am getting a bit disheartened.
I hope you are having better luck!

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