Friday, December 9, 2011

I slept 12 hours

When was the last time that happened??!! I have no idea. Seriously. I am not much of a sleeper-inner. This morning it just felt so good. So I let myself just stay in bed till I felt ready, and it turned out that was at 11:30!!! I don't even feel like I've wasted my day. Cause I feel so good. I think I needed to catch up or something. But, on today's to-do list...I have plenty of things. I just don't know what I want to do...I kind of decided I don't want to pressure myself to get TONS done. It's too stressful and disappointing when I don't get everything done! Here's what I NEED to do:

Our bathroom
Chocolate pie
School work

Yep, Chocolate pie is on my need list. Did you know I haven't had sugar or gluten since November 27th? I am holding strong. The goal is set until Christmas Eve. However, I'm even starting to doubt that I even want to cheat then. Just cause I am feeling so great without that stuff in my body. I know that I definitely want some rolls though! We'll see. But I have a chocolate pie recipe that I'm going to make today that will be sure to blow your mind. Sugar free, and gluten free...and yummy? Yes. Yes. and Yes.

Oh, and before any of you say things like, "Wow that is really impressive if you can get all that done" or something...remember I don't have babies...its just me and Dante.

Well, I better get my shake- which by the way I added a HUGE amount of spinach to yesterday and it still tasted lovely. I just love that. Adding healthy deals to your food that you don't even notice a change in taste.

I will end on this note: I am so thankful for my body. I'm so thankful that I am not in worse shape than I am! Zumba was last night and I just love that place (besides the fact that I appear to be allergic to the middle school it's at...I always leave sneezing, with sometimes a swollen eye). There is a routine they do to the song "I'm a survivor" by Destiny's Child...and my friend always jokes, "it's your song!" cause I told her it's how I get my aggression out. The reason I said that is basically most of the song we are punching it out and crunching our abs and stuff. Anyway, now...its not so much aggression, but this will sound so I'm punching the air to pieces, with the words, "I'm a survivor, I'm not goin give up, I'm not goin stop, I'm goin work harder, I'm a survivor, I'm gonna make it, I will survive, Keep on survivin" I kinda get this mindset like...look at what I'm doing with my body? I am beating this Lyme down, and I will survive! I told you it was cheesy. But seriously, it boosts my spirits every time. I just am intensely reminding myself that I can survive anything, including this danged Lyme Disease, and I'm working hard, and I will continue to work hard till it's out of my life. Yay for Zumba. And yay for my body, being capable and all.

Alright, time to get crackin on that list :)


Megan and Greg said...

I'm curious about your pie. Are you creating it or using a recipe? Glad you're feeling so positive. I realized the same thing about lists this year. If you just wait 'till the end of the day and add it up, even if it's one thing, I can say, "Well, I got that done. And it's important and now I don't have to worry about it." It makes me feel better than thinking about what ISN'T done. I wonder what you're allergic to!? So strange! I'm so envious of your zumba. The energy in me is just gone, and someone just told me about an adult hip hop class. Sigh. I wish. I can't remember the last time I cleaned a bathroom. It's definitely been months. Atleast 2.

Lizzie said...

I wish i could see you at zumba! i bet you look so cute. it's not cheesy at all that you think those things while you're doing it.

good idea to add spinach to the smoothie. i've only done that in a "green" smoothie, not to a normal one.

i LOVE that chocolate pie.

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Well,I don't think that was corny at all! I think that is why your dad said the other day, Danielle is so happy and gets so much done. I am so happy you have the attitude you have, it is an example to all of us. So it sounds like you have had this pic before, I can't wait to try it-hint hint :-) I'm so grateful you have Zumba! love you!!!

HeidiT said...

Kristi and I have been wanting to try Zumba, it sounds like so much fun. Man you slept until 11:30! I bet your body really needed it and I bet it felt SO good :)

Chad and Jessica said...

I LOVE that you get so into the song...that's like's what makes it fun! You punch that Lyme disease where it hurts!! RAR!!! : )

Rebecca said...

This is really from Rebecca not Anna, she finally has her own account. Anyway, I'm so impressed with your beautiful home, your goals and energy! I'm so proud of you and your diet. You are very inspiring. I love the cookbook idea, really love it. I think you can do it to. Love you

katy said...

I don't think it's cheesy. It actually made me a little teary eyed. I love it.


I am so proud of you and hwo hard you are working towards fighting your disease. Between the workouts, the diet all of it- you are amazing and SO STRONG. Every time you talk about zumba it makes me so excited. I'll have ot check that out when Maddie is older. The sleep- wowser! It is crazy how our bodies just need alot of sleep sometimes. I'm glad you got it! love you!

Aliese the Writer said...

Okay, I just read all of your posts after the one about the movie with Matilda. I love all of your decorations, your idea to do a cook book and the skirt you made! I think that would be absolutely so cool if you did a cook book. Even if it's not really much writing, I love that you have made a goal to do it. I wish I could make a skirt like that. I want a Christmas outfit. I admire you so much for wanting to completely cute out treats. That's so amazing. Well, great posts. love you!