Nov 13, 2016

Weekly Wins

I was tempted to skip this post this week and pout and say, "There were no wins this week."  But, like I posted on Thursday, we do need to move forward and to work on being better and making better things happen in the future.  And, seriously, we need to focus on and look for positive things now more than ever.

The Wins!


  • First income through Waves!  Omg, it was so smooth and beautiful and I love this website so much.
  • Uhhh... yeah that was about it.  Not my most productive week.


  • New (and far more strict) accountabilibuddy!  Kristen is awesome and signed on for this and messages me with grim, teeth-baring emojis and motivational messages even on the days that she doesn't work out.  It's been awesome.
  • Cardio this week! (not a ton but something!)  And grocery shopping.  And just a lot of things that really fell to the wayside the last week or two.

Happiness Project

  • I decided to let go of my book project.  This feels almost like a loss, but I think it's good to be honest with myself and admit that if it's not important enough to make time for now, it never will be.  Plus brain space freed up to focus on other things.


  • Only cried for 2 or 3 hours Wednesday morning.  Ha...  Yeah, I know.  It was a rough day.  But I feel good about finding personal causes and takeaways instead of just sitting back and letting it devastate me.
  • On that note, some of the discussions that have come out of the election hype have been good ones.  Both for my edification, and helpful ways to move forward and support those groups who have been and, in all likelihood, will be even more marginalized under our new leadership.  (Jezebal has a good list of causes to support - I chose immigration reform and women leadership.)

Thoughts and Plans for Next Week

  • NOT get into any political discussions at work tomorrow.  We're all friends on social media anyway, so we might as well have our terse, unpleasant conversations via digital means.

What victories did you have last week?  What's in the works for the upcoming week?

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  1. I pretty much accomplished zero things last week. :( But like you, I also think it is important to process, to grieve and to move forward. You make me feel guilty because here you are - pregnant - and diligently working out, which is so awesome. Here I am - not pregnant and with no good excuses - skipping my workouts. Bad Tanya! Okay, okay, I'm back on schedule. I actually swam last night. I wanted to skip it, but I told myself that it would be like letting Donald Trump win all over again. I'm not sure how those two things are related, but it got me off the couch and into the pool. :)

  2. Accountability partners make a huge difference!

    I find myself getting choked up every day. Still. And with the appointment of a white supremacist as his chief policy adviser...well, I don't even know what to do with that.

  3. I cried off and on all week. But I'm gradually crawling out of my despair and looking for ways I can help. You aren't alone.

    1. Thank you. I hope you find things that give you a sense of purpose - I know that always makes me feel better.

  4. Accountability partners are awesome to have!!! I cant wait until I am full on beast mode again come January and can start back up with my fitness group. I am going to need all the support because I know it is going to be tough. I basically gave up on my work outs late last week. Just walking across a room with my back right now is a work out in its own!

  5. See that is what is so great about writing down your wins, even when something seems like utter crap, you can still find some good in your own life around it. I wrote my wins on Monday and realized how much went good last weekend, even with the election.

  6. I think one of the great things to come out of all the election ugliness is many do seem to be focusing on causes that they want to personally support, like you mentioned. I have another friend who I know that is donating money from a second income of hers to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. It is inspiring to me to see people take this ugly mess and give some good to causes that they believe in.


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