Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pretty Things

In my last post, I talked about how I enjoyed the simple things in life.  The pretty, bright things that simply put a smile on my face and literally make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Recently, I decided to take up that whole "work out" thing.  I will not divulge in detail what I do 3-4 times per week because I know there are beasts out there that literally hit the gym for two hours every single day (kudos to you).  That's not me.  The fact that I'm actually attempting to better myself in this department is a big step for me.  Why, you ask?  Because I'm lazy.  There, I said it.  I'm not one to sugar coat the truth, I'm 100% good with telling it like it is.  If it comes down to taking 30 minutes to; read, sleep, lay around, eat snacks, do dishes, laundry OR hop on the treadmill-10/10 times, I'll choose anything but that black conveyor belt of doom.  BUT, I'm trying to change my ways.  I say "trying" because there's a really good chance I'll fail and give up.  And that folks, is reality.  The reason I'm telling you all of this is because I'm a very visual person.  For someone, like me, that has a hard time getting motivated to do something, such as working out, having a little something to look at really puts some pep in my step.  So behold, my "workout" area:
Yep.  Be. Jealous.  Here you see a treadmill folded up in the corner next to the train table.
With the help of some 3M command hooks, my pretty tennies, some fun things I've accumulated over the past few years (you know those things that you either purchase or get as a gift and aren't sure what you're going to do with it, but it makes you happy?), I came up with this...

Smack dab in front of my strollingmill.  This gives me something to look at and think about when I'm not thinking of the burn that's happening in my lower extremities.  Thanks to some friends of mine (SG, AV) I've been provided some pretty stellar eye candy in the gallery wall kind of way.  The 'inspire' painting is a masterpiece work of art that was provided by...me.  Yes, I did one of those canvas deals where you drink and paint...while I admit, it's not something I'd choose to do often, it was fun with the ladies I went with (LK, MS, HL...not a word ladies, you know what I mean).  I threw a nice candid shot of mi familia on the cork pin board, as well as a sweet card from a dear friend of mine, and a laminated 4 leaf clover that I received my senior year of high school from a fellow teammate (EH), I've kept it all these years (not that I'm THAT old) because it made me happy.  And don't forget the 12 week challenge I have taped up there.  It's really simple, fun, colorful, bright and happy things (to me) that give me that push to get my ass on that monster machine.

Here are a few other things I have that just looking at makes me happy:

I would have also included a photo of my amazingly beautiful hubby and littles, but I'm going to save those for myself.

Over time, I'm sure my workout gallery wall will have new additions.  But in the meantime, I'm enjoying the happiness it brings to my wellness time.  I hope you all have a little something in your everyday life that makes you happy or puts that little pep in your step.  Until next time...

Side Note:  Nott eduiting/prof reeding-strange, I know.
Side Note II:  Due to my hubby complaining that I shouldn't microwave leftovers with the lids on (we only use glass Pyrex storage), he will be receiving 12 new lids (in varying sizes) for Valentines Day.  I'm a romantic.  Shhh, it's a secret.
Side Note III:  Goulash for dinner.  Um, yum.