Progress has been made today in terms of getting my house in order…I always feel that if my life is cluttered with ‘stuff’ then my mind is cluttered too!
So it was time for a bit of a de-clutter.
First up was the removal of the old ‘fat’ chair and sofas, which actually happened last night. We then had a bit of a clean of the skirting boards and floor where they had been before assembling the new sofas.
This morning I decided that we needed to rearrange the room, so we shifted a chest of drawers which of course meant that I started looking in them…much to the despair of Mr WLB as he had all sorts of stuff stashed in them. So out came the black bags – a rubbish one and a charity shop one – which resulted in lots of rubbish and some nice items for charity.
Then I started looking at my bookcase which has become all cluttered…so I started on that too! Yet more items for the charity shop! I cleansed us of some DVDs, books, and old weight loss exercise DVDs from the likes of Ministry of Sound…I don’t think that I will be leaping around my lounge a la MOS for a while…if ever!
This won’t be a long post tonight as I have spent a good few hours with coaching clients today and would like to clear my mind before bed…so I am off to meditate!
Before I head off to find my happy and mindful place, I will say that the de-cluttering for me represents more than just a clean house. It represents letting go of the old me…or parts of the old me that are no longer useful…like the big fat chair that kept me comfortable at my biggest and helped to support my binging. Or the Ministry of Sound DVD that I bought in the hopes of one day looking like the scantily-clad ladies on the cover…it’s never going to happen – so it doesn’t serve a purpose for me! I now have more room in the house to add things that represent my life now…and the life that I am working towards creating for myself and my family.
The next item on the list is the spare room…and the piles of clothes in there! Out with the old…and in with the new as ‘they’ say.
I have just had a giggle with a coaching client, as we were talking about clutter…I promised her that I had started writing this earlier on in the day and that it wasn’t inspired by our chat…and it’s the truth! I really am a big believer of living in a clutter free environment…I just need to put those beliefs into practice!
Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.
A lovely food day! My usual brekkie was followed by a recent favourite…various fruit and veggies with Ryvita topped with Philadelphia and smoked salmon trimmings. Dinner was simple too – a beef stock pot, nam pla, soy sauce, garlic, chilli, mixed spice, sliced steak, and a pot of broccoli stir fry. My snack was very tasty too…and is a new favourite!
Exercise: Just housework!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx