Monday, Monday…

Today was the first awesome Monday I’ve had in a while. I woke up feeling rested, felt good about my outfit (blue sundress, white cardigan and coordinating scarf,) and every person I encountered at work had something positive to say. I even had a special and unique surprise when a lovely woman and blog follower I met years ago through Weight Watchers came in to see me. She joined the gym today, and I’m sincerely looking forward to seeing her progress as she gets into a healthy routine. The a/c is finally working again in my office too.

I’m so thankful for these things, which may seem small, because the last few Mondays have been less than stellar.

skinny taste shrimp

Please excuse the paper plates. Ha..

Michael came over to exercise with me tonight as well, and I prepared a healthy, protein-packed dinner for us to enjoy after that. In my last post I mentioned that he’s lost over 100 pounds, and I love that he understands my journey. I don’t have to explain anything to him because he already knows, and being at the gym with him makes me look forward to cardio. (He doesn’t read my blog, but if he did he’d get a shout out right now for being awesome…and handsome.) We didn’t  talk during our workout because I prefer the elliptical (and headphones) while he prefers the treadmill. It was just nice to have him there with me. It was also nice to see that my favorite water bottle fits in the cup holder. Sometimes it’s the little things…

Hydro Flask

Now it’s nearly midnight, which means it’s time for me to get some sleep. I ate pretty well today, and my goal for tomorrow is to plan out a menu for the next few days. I can’t buy groceries if I don’t have a meal plan. But first, sleep…

Until next time…

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments

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    Mike
    June 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I am so happy that you are finding happiness in your life, Kenlie. That’s so true in that the little things can sometimes have a huge impact and can turn a terrible day into a terrific one.
    I really needed to read this today. I was feeling a bit down (summer is an EXTREMELY painful season for me) this morning, but after reading your post today, I’m going to look for little things to receive joy from today. Reading your blog is one of my many joys so I am off to a great start. 🙂

    Keep being awesome Kenlie!

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      Kenlie
      June 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      I”m sorry to hear that Summer is rough for you, but I do hope it gets better. I sincerely think it’s fun to look for little reasons to be happy because they’re always there. 🙂

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        Mike
        June 20, 2016 at 8:34 am

        So true Kenlie, so true. And thank you. I just wrote on your blog regarding today’s post that you did and will do my best to not let anyone ruin my summer. I struggle with it but I won’t let the struggle be the focus. 🙂

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    Alesha
    June 7, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I absolutely love reading your blog…and today, you have me recommitting to looking for the little things that make me smile! Sometimes in the haste of life, we forget that something so small can really be so big! Have a wonderful day!

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      Kenlie
      June 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      I didn’t realize that’s what I was doing until I did it. lol

      I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!

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    David
    June 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Dinner looks good. I spy shrimp!

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      Kenlie
      June 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Yes! The shrimp made it a perfect meal. 🙂

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    Plan the Journey
    June 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    What a great post! I love that you are highlighting all the “good” stuff, even if these seem small, together they make a good day. I’ve had two posts about the “small” things, so I’m happy to see that it’s not just me that appreciates these moments. I’m looking forward to following your blog.

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      Kenlie
      June 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      I think it’s important to appreciate those moments..definitely.

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