I ate the exact same breakfast as yesterday morning, so I’ll spare you the details. You’ve seen it before!
When I started blogging, I read a book called Fit from Within, which (as cheesy as it may sound) helped me change my body and my life. The book includes 101 “simple secrets,” which are sometimes obvious, but sometimes profound. Here are a few examples: “Accept Yourself Today,” “Walk More,” and “Focus on Living a Quality Life.”
Fit from Within is a great read for someone ready to change the behavior and attitudes that are stopping them from reaching their goals. I still pick up this book from time-to-time when I am looking for some motivation.
My favorite “simple secret” from the book is Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Going. The author relates it to overeating, but it applies to other parts of life as well. Basically, when your body is occupied, your mind is too. When you get up, get dressed, and get going, you’re ready to live your day with purpose and get things done. You might not feel like it, but once you do, you’ll notice a difference in your attitude.
I love working from home, but I’ve found that it’s really easy to get myself into a rut. For instance, I used to stay in my PJs until dinnertime, which meant that I didn’t shower, brush my hair, or put on make-up. As you can imagine, this affected how I felt about myself. I actually started to feel pretty blah and ended up sitting around the house like a bump on a log.
Since moving into our new house, my goal is to Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Going every single day, and, so far, I’ve done it– even on the weekends! This thinking has also helped me stick to my morning exercise routine. I like to shower before I get dressed, but I don’t like to shower more than once a day, which means I fit in my workout right after breakfast. After taking a shower and putting on clean clothes, my day gets off on the right foot.
The simple act of getting dressed really makes a difference in my outlook for the day. I feel like I get so much done when I am wearing “real” clothes. My thinking is: if I made the effort to shower and get dressed, I might as well DO something with my day!
Even changing from my slippers to sneakers makes all the difference!
You get the idea!
CVS Flu Shots Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway for a chance to win a CVS gift card for an in-store flu shot. Here are your winners:
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Congrats to the winners!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to claim your gift card!
Question of the Day
What book has changed how your outlook/how you live your life?
P.S. Check out what I bought at the grocery store this week. It’s only a 3-day work week, but somehow I spent a lot of money!