Make It Work

If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.

I love this saying so much as it applies to fitness, healthy eating, as well as just life in general for all the things we don’t do but know we should.

As we begin unpacking in our new home it is very clear that whoever built this house measured once but didn’t bother to cut twice! (Being the daughter of a meticulous builder probably doesn’t help as little things seem to jump out at me!!)

The door coming into the laundry room from the garage for example cannot be opened at all if the dryer is in place, so the dryer sits out 6 inches. And really, who puts a WOOD backsplash behind a sink in a bathroom??! Moist air, water and wood do not mix!! And don’t even get me started on the MICROSCOPIC kitchen! We were SO spoiled in Hawaii!

While the imperfections of this house are comical and not what I would choose, I realize that these are completely 1st world problems, And further, that the positives FAR outweigh the negatives. We have a GINORMOUS backyard! Lots of room for the kids to play and roam around. I will be able to plant a big garden. We have a gas fireplace for chilly days (so cozy!) We have 4 bedrooms so we’ll have ample storage space. There is lots of light, new carpet, and a great neighborhood. We are 3 minutes from my parents, the grocery store and the freeway. There is no traffic here – my kids won’t have to sit in the car for an hour to go 4 miles! Great running/biking trails abound! (It really goes on and on so I will stop here so as not to make you green with envy! πŸ˜‰

The way I see it, I have a choice. I can choose to be negative about all the things that this place isn’t, or I can choose to be positive, make it a home for our family and make it work.

We are happily making it work! πŸ˜‰ Even though it’s cold (snowed last night) if exercise is important I will find a way to make that work too! Here’s to no excuses and making it ALL work!

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