Life Happens…..

It appears that some people have it all together but know that they are real people too, have real problems and nothing is going as smoothly for them as it looks.  Or at least this is what I’m telling myself this week as I just can’t seem to find the balance between reality and sanity.

  • No workouts since Sunday.
  • A house so messy that I should be embarrassed but I’m not.
  • Late bedtimes.
  • Sleepy, grumpy children and mommy.
  • Nails that need polished.  I need to move this to the top of the To Do list!
  • Desk at work possibly as messy my kitchen floor where Michael does his “cutting”.
  • Missed the first mile of Aby’s 2 mile Cross Country meet last night due to jacked up traffic.
  • Can’t keep the dog from pissing on the floor where the treadmill will sit upon tomorrow’s delivery.
  • Can’t help but dwell on the fact that every step I will take on this new treadmill with Air Flex technology will send up a billowing perfume of dog piss.
  • Can’t help but wonder if the dog will piss ON the treadmill once I put it in her preferred pissing spot.
  • Too busy to even give a damn anymore about how much shit stuff I have to complete before I leave work or go to bed.

So let me pretend for a minute that the pretty ladies, that look all calm, cool and collected also have a dog pissing in their dining room and a toddler who destroys the house faster than the grown-ups can clean it up.   That they look like this as soon as they step thru their front door.  🙂

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I’m going to take a deep breath and refocus, acknowledge that life happens to all of us.  Not feel guilty about anything.  I’m going to repeat what my friend Bridgett once told me, “Fake It Til You Can Make It”!   And I’m going to fit in a workout today, no matter what.

Are you managing life better than me this week? 

** Fake It Til You Make It ** Amanda – TooTallFritz

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11 thoughts on “Life Happens…..

  1. Oh no!!! I’m so sorry you are struggling. Me too! It is just one of those weeks that I will consider myself lucky to make it through. After my 3rd brownie and matched glass of wine last night as a coping mechanism, my husband suggested the fake it til you make smile. I’m sporting that sucker like a champ today! Hang in there!

  2. You are spot on about the calm ladies, I am also a big advocate for the whole fake it till you make it thing, it totally works! Good luck this week, remember every uphill has a downhill 🙂

  3. I have been very impressed with the Febreeze laundry detergent as a cleanser for all things a dog or cat amight do! I have used it in the wash and with the high pressure washer as well as on items covered in unmentionable icky stuff scrubbing by hand! The messy house is a sign of a family with a strong immune system :o) or growing children. Kick a path and live life, I have never seen anything written on a tombstone about the condition of ones home!

  4. Love the article. So true. .I have had one of the worst weeks that I can remember in a long, long time. In the middle of a huge issue here but trying to stay positive and keep moving!!! Find a little time to blow some of that steam off and you’ll feel better…who cares about a clean house, anyway?

  5. For a lot of us “The Workout” is a time to put all the pieces back together. A time to calm our minds and focus. This may seem self centered: Take care of yourself first. Without you being whole and fully present? All the other stuff is going to happen anyways. Chin up! And have a great night tonight!

  6. Get the pet enzyme cleaner! Waffles kept peeing on the same spot on the rug, and we sprayed the enzymatic cleaner, and then she couldn’t find her pee spot anymore and just started peeing outside. It is seriously a miracle worker!

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