Below is a list of all the things that I’ve been enjoying this week. I really need to do this more often so that I can see that there is so much more positive than negative going on in my life. Do any of you do this? Do you do a mental recap of your week and come to the conclusion that life is pretty great? Sometimes I get so stuck on this one little negative thing that happened and forget that there’s so many positive things that happened also!!
Here are my top 5 things that made me happy this week:
My new Shark Rocket vacuum: OK – I know what you’re thinking. A vacuum?? But seriously…this thing is no joke!! My husband and I have been in the market for a new vacuum for a while now especially since we have dogs and because our old one doesn’t work very well. I had read and heard a lot of positive reviews about the Shark, so I finally went out and bought one for our house. The vacuum was around $200 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (I also got to use a 20% off coupon) and so far I’m really happy with my purchase. I set it up as soon as I got home and vacuumed my tile, hardwood floors and bedroom carpet. I also used it to clean my couches and to remove the dusty cob webs from my ceilings. It’s very light and easy to use. I was able to get a lot of house cleaning done in a quick amount of time which makes this girl very happy. I’m not going to say anything corny like it was a life changer or anything but it certainly makes our house cleaning house a lot easier for us which is a great thing!
Orange Theory Fitness and The Barre Studio:
I am trying out a couple of new work-out studios in the area in order. I recently signed up for Orange Theory Fitness (OTF), and Barre classes at the The Barre Studio in Delray Beach.
OTF– If you like running and circuit training then I would definitely recommend Orange Theory. Basically what you do are intervals of cardio on the treadmill and the rowing machine coupled with strength training. You wear a strap with a heart rate monitor so you can see the calories you’re burning and which fat-burning “zone” you’re in. I’m not sure if I buy into the whole the “after-burn” philosophy but I do love the workout and I also like fact that you get to see how hard you’re working on the heart rate monitor screen in the studio and how many calories you burned after each class.
Barre Fitness – Barre class is another workout that I am also enjoying. What I love about Barre is the fact that you get strength training mixed with yoga and ballet. It’s VERY challenging but I am loving the workout and am already starting to see some and feel positive results in my arms and legs. The Barre Fitness studio located in downtown Delray Beach is awesome and so are the instructors. They are fun, personable and they give you the personal instruction throughout the class so you’re getting an effective workout.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Right now I am about half-way through John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I think this book offers practical and valuable insights into what makes a good leader. This book was recommended to me by an old co-worker whom I admired and respected. I am liking it so far and I feel it has helped me to think like a leader, identify good leadership and even hone in on my natural leadership skills. Maxwell shares a lot of his previous experience as a pastor and as a leadership consultant. There are also a lot of historical examples of leadership mistakes and successes that he provides to us from past presidents, historical events like the civil war and some of the pioneer corporations that I enjoy reading and learning about.
My Boys: My dogs will always be on this list because they bring so much happiness and silliness into mine and Oscar’s life. We get so many compliments from friends, family, other dog owners, and people who meet them for the first time. They are so calm and well-behaved in social settings. Although, they can be very rambunctious at times when they are at home, they’re sweet, loyal, affectionate and even tempered 90% of the time. And they make any night at home an entertaining one 🙂
Well that’s my list. Until next time…..I hope everyone has a wonderful week! And don’t forget to keep a mental list of the things that make your life wonderful!!