I thought I might be on a role today. I finished my grocery shopping and did NOT buy unnecessary snacks (although I was tempted more than once). I stayed within my calories, drank a pre-workout, took all my supplements, and went to a new gym to do a 20 minute interval on the elliptical and a 20 minute round of Death By Goblet Squats. I did cave and snack on some corn tortilla shells while making Teriyaki Tofu Lettuce Wraps for dinner. But all I needed and wanted to do this evening before I wrote my post was to complete my Glute Exercises so I would have “something worth writing about”.
That was the plan. My cat however has been on a lazy-Pattie kick. And rather than fight it, I have decided that The Kid IS something worth writing about. I mean, beyond him being ridiculously cute, he is the epitome of a stress reliever.
See, whenever I’m ready to do something, like go to the Refuge, go to bed, or go to the bathroom, The Kid comes along and sneaks his way onto my lap. He’s a huge cat, but you’d be surprised how often I’m so absorbed with what I’m doing that I hardly notice he’s there until I go to do what I am supposed to be doing. And there’s this love monster curled up looking all comfy cozy.
Being a softy for my critters is one of my character flaws. And so, if the Kid wants to love on me a little longer, who am I to tell him “no”. I mean, look at that face. Look at that ridiculously adorable face!
So tonight, I’m giving myself a little reprieve. Yes, I need to do my Glute Exercises. Tonight is my lesson to not put off for night what I can or should be doing in the day. Tonight is my lesson to let go and give myself some time to enjoy love and comfort from one of my most treasured gifts and loved one.
I’m striving for something great. I want to be looked up to for inspiration and motivation. I also crave love and affection, and I accept it most readily from my family. Tonight is about relaxation and comfortable acceptance of love.