In no particular order… some randomness:
1. Day off!
I took the day off today. The boys have a “no school” day, the weather looks amazing and I decided to join them in a free day.
We were going to maybe hit up a corn maze, but we ended up making plans to head up north ~2 hours to see our old neighbors/ their BFF who just moved away in August. They live out in the country now and have a new donkey and goats. Like I said, the weather looks great for an outdoor, fall afternoon get together. They are EXCITED!!
I’m still up early as I have a bunch of stuff I want to do here yet this morning. On the docket: my weekly review!
I have been loving doing a weekly review on Fridays for the past month or so (after years of reading about other bloggers/time management experts doing these, I finally tried it and it has been amazing!!!). Having a specific, dedicated time in the week (scheduled on my calendar) when I know I will clean out my email inbox, organize my upcoming calendar, to- do items, deal with any loose ends, plan the upcoming week, etc. has been kind of life-changing.
2. Pushing through
Last night was probably the first time I had to really “go out of my way” to hit all of my challenge tasks. Due to a busy day, it was 7 pm and I hadn’t done my workout yet OR my walk AND I still had a lot of water left to drink.
Ivan got home from work, we ate dinner and he wanted to go relax in the hot tub….it sounded SO GOOD but I reluctantly said, “Give me 40 minutes!!”. I quick busted out an Upbeat Strength (upper body) workout in the basement, then we walked outside together. Done!
This is a prime example of a time where without a challenge/ needing to be accountable (to myself), I would have probably just pushed it all off to tomorrow.
*Thanks to everyone in my neighborhood for putting up so many fun Halloween decorations this year!! I feel like there are more than usual. It makes nighttime walks super fun.
3. Sneak peak + a new sign!
It’s still not completely done, but here’s a little sneak peak of our new tile backsplash, along with a super cute sign that my mom bought for me (very fitting for me, of course):