Week 3 Update

As you can read here, this week has been pretty much insanity. Here’s how I did:

Sunday: Made bed, rested

Monday: Made bed (MLK Jr. Day), 40 minutes on elliptical machine

Tuesday: Made bed (I really did), worked out with Biggest Loser

Wednesday: Made bed, worked out with Biggest Loser

Thursday: Made bed, did not work out. Decided extra half hour of sleep was more important

Friday: Did not make bed, worked out to make up for not working out Thursday

Saturday: Made bed, worked out with Biggest Loser, 40 minutes on elliptical machine to make up for Friday

Despite the pipes, the leaky roof, the furnace (did I not mention the furnace? apparently something’s wrong with the humidifier–someone’s coming tomorrow to work on it) the pipes again, it really wasn’t a bad week at all. And I have to say, working out and then running on the elliptical machine made me feel AWESOME. We’ve also been hanging out with some pretty awesome people lately and that’s making me really, really happy.

Now for the obligatory awkward photos. These had better be worth it when this is all over:



FINALLY, I managed to get Rowdy in the background of one of my pictures. He’s always running around while I’m snapping these and I finally managed to catch him. He’s the small blur in the background.

Update on goals from last week:

Make freeze-ahead Cavatini Two of them!
Get up earlier than the rest of the family tomorrow, even though I have it off.This was another one of those “Just barely” moments, but I’m still counting on it.
Clean up Ariel’s room. And get it to stay that way for more than 5 minutes.I don’t think it stayed that way for long, but it’s better.
–LAUNDRY!…………well, you need pipes to do that, so……………

Goals for this week:

–Make February Menu
–Make February Blog Plan
–Make something yummy for student teacher’s last day
–Deal with all that paper (mail, etc) I’ve been avoiding

And because you’re such AWESOME readers, I leave you with this picture of Ariel’s first tea party with, well, Ariel.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dawn
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 20:40:06

    I wish we lived closet I could really use some of your motivation once Nolan is born.


  2. Patty
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 21:29:48

    Ariel’s hair (french braid) is still looking good 🙂


    • cjdilley
      Jan 22, 2012 @ 21:55:15

      You figured it out! And, yes, it does look good. Denise should totally have a daughter next time 🙂


  3. Jayme
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 10:19:36

    U r such an inspirational person! I need some of ur mojo, even just a little bit would be awesome. By the time I get done helping my daughter w her homework and reading, spelling, and vocabulary words I’m exhausted. I don’t know how u do all u do but I am inspired by you. I am going to do some laundry today, and think of the woman in Proverbs 31 the whole time. I have read those Scriptures many times but when reading ur blog along w her in mind it has helped open my eyes to understand those Scriptures about her even more.


    • cjdilley
      Jan 23, 2012 @ 17:10:40

      Keep in mind that my kids aren’t in school yet, so I don’t have homework and such to deal with at home!! I’m so glad you’re spending more time in scripture! I think it’s important to read it, but I think it’s even more important to process it and understand it, like what you were doing today!!

      As for “doing it all,” I don’t, I promise. Laundry piles up weeks at a time, then sits in baskets waiting to be folded, my husband cooks at least one night per week, and very often I stay up far later than I should working on this or that or just vegging out for the first time all day. Sometimes it takes my mind a long time to wind down. I appreciate your sweet comments, but I think all women deserve a pat on the back for all that we do!


  4. Jennifer
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 16:45:37

    I look forward to seeing your weight-loss results! I’m also working on that little problem! I’ve been using Slim in 6, but a week from this Monday, I’ll be using P90X. Should be interesting!


  5. angel
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 17:15:18

    Congrats on achieving some goals! You look great!
    Good luck to you with all the home maintenance stuff.
    (I’m here from Money Saving Mom)


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