Enough already

This is both the title of a new show I watched on OWN yesterday, as well as how I feel about the clutter in my life. Organization guru Peter Walsh helps hoarders/really messy people bring order and a new energy into their homes and lives, and it inspired me to do the same.

As I watched it yesterday, I recycled a huge basket of magazines, cutting out a few articles that had recipes or decorating ideas I loved, and stored those in a binder. I also got rid of all my CD cases (I had 500) and put the CDs and liner notes into a leather binder. The discs went from taking up an entire bookcase to taking up half of one shelf. It felt great to create that extra room.

We also cleaned the house from top to bottom this weekend, and it’s amazing how much more refreshed I am when I’m looking around and don’t see a thousand chores that I should be doing. I felt completely content in my own home, rather than stressed over the myriad tasks that awaited me–which is how I usually feel, since we are not great about keeping up a cleaning schedule.

And, so, that is what I am doing today: creating a schedule. Instead of cramming every last task into Sunday afternoons, effectively ruining half the weekend, I’m going to try to divide it up over weeknights instead, so we have two whole days of bliss each weekend.

Home should be a haven, and that is what I’m aiming for with this project. Wish me luck!

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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