The second part of my challenge, to be more self confident and less critical of myself, has also been going well. That goes in hand with working out consistently, and also training myself to think positive. This has made me feel even more confident in school/work, which makes work more enjoyable as well. Of course it also helps that my research is going well. Chris and I have also been making a point to eat more fruits and vegetables and to take time to walk or do something outdoors. Rather than making some pasta-mix as a side, I am cooking new types of vegetables. I have noticed what a difference there is in my energy level once I stopped eating empty calories (i.e. chips and snack bars) and started eating more vegetables and fruits at lunch. The green monster smoothies are a wonderful way to start my day! I have noticed my skin and hair seem to be healthier. I think all of the new blogs that I have been reading have also been a great motivation. Not only am I motivated by reading all the races and fun work-outs by other bloggers, but I have learned new fun recipes and ways to prepare different vegetables. Your feedback has also been very helpful! So thank you to all the bloggers out there!
As planned, we bathed the other two kitties today. This time I did not end up with any scratches. Both Ashe and Kirby cried the entire time we bathed, dried, and brushed them. All of my babies are clean and happy now though. Little Ashe was scared of the dogs, and she hugged Chris. She is very attached to him. Kirby has been hiding out in a little kitty house that he doesn't quite fit in.
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!
Update: I just found out about the Bondiband giveaway, and I definitely want to enter!