Hump Day Hype Link Up #7 – Getting Over the Hump This Week

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I feel like all I have done lately is whine which probably doesn’t help get me over the hump any week.  Not like the whiny whine that my children give me about putting their socks on or throwing myself on the floor about brushing my teeth type stuff.  Just whinging about everything.  But I am not unhappy.  I just think at present that this adult business really sucks.  There is just so many decisions and questions and these little people rely on me for everything and that right there is a whole heap of responsibility.  The day to day stuff I reckon I handle like a pro but the big long-term decision making is where I come unstuck.  There are so many things to consider when you are an adult and lately we just can’t work out what direction we want to take and what is right for our family.  Not just for our family but for us as adults. We have had a whole heap of stuff that we were doing come to a grinding halt and now we are analysing where we want to be and what we want to do.  Easy when you don’t have a family to worry about.  Gone are the days of going with the flow, chasing the dream and not caring if your gut was wrong.  Now our kids rely on us too so any decisions we make affect them too.  It is all part of the journey though just sometimes the ruts are bigger than others.  So this week feels like a big hump but then I feel like it has been like that for a while.  Last week I think by this time I had poured myself a fat glass of wine, but this week I am on the health kick and back on the wagon.  I would love that wine, though.  Enough about me though I do have some exciting things coming up that will definitely see me through to next week so if I haven’t whinged enough check down below for what is getting me over the hump this week

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hump day hypeI think this post was right on my radar this week and mainly because all our endeavors over the last 2 years (which sadly have changed now) but it has all been about getting out of the comfort zone and doing something different.  Also on a daily basis, I can totally relate to staying in the comfort zone.  We so easily get stuck in our routines and what is easy and I loved the ability to give something else a go and change things up, we often really surprise ourselves.  I know I have.

So what is getting me over the hump this week.

  1. It’s not wine.  Last week I did enjoy several mid-week glasses which was totally cheeky and I could say I was stepping out of my comfort zone but that would totally be cheating and just a plain excuse!  This week I am back into my healthy living because frankly, it has been a few weeks of indulgence and lack of motivation and now I regret it so I am doing something about it.  I am remembering who and what I want to be and that is healthy and strong.  I feel so much better when I am like this and I love how my exercise makes me feel and I love feeling stronger and putting healthier options into my body.  Plus I am a bit like a camel and never drink enough water so I am giving that a go too.  Trying to drink that too.  (Wearily leans over and drinks delicious refreshing cold water instead of wine.) See?  Winning already.
  2. getting over the humpThe Spray Mop.  Oh my god.  I have found pure mopping indulgence.  I caught up with a friend recently and we laughed at how long ago we had drinks with friends and talked about holidays, boys, high-flying career options.  But now, we talk about mops.  I was informed that Bunnings sold a mop that has a spray bottle on it and so you spray and mop as you go.  You don’t need to lug a bucket up the stairs and splash it all over your 30 year old carpet that already looks like a dog breakfast.  It is ingenious.  Now, some of you may have known about this mop for quite some time but this has made my week and I actually mopped twice this week.  That is huge!!  I actually enjoyed the mopping.  Am I even allowed to say that??
  3. Zena Warrior Princess.  I didn’t even watch her back in the late 90’s when she was huge, well you know like huge on the tv screen anyway.  But this week I am drawing from her.  From my fitness above to putting my adult pants back on.  I will risgetting over the humpe up and be strong and take on the world.  It probably won’t really happen and I will still be here next week either back on the wine or whinging about eating lettuce (kidding I do eat more than lettuce) but I will try and be brave and tough and just get on with it.  Move forward and charge to happiness and greatness.  Fist pump anyone?
  4. Coffee Drinking Shopping.  Now who said that supermarkets don’t understand people?  Seriously, thank you Woolworths.  This week I could shop with my trolley and sip coffee while I did it.  The fact that I had two extremely argumentative kids with me that had to be bribed with kinder surprise eggs was irrelevent.  I had my coffee and there was a moment where that was just perfection.  I thank you Woolworths for thinking of us mums.

So that’s it for me and I must say after whinging I have some pretty good things to get me over the hump this week.  It’s not perfect all the time and I am not always in a positive mood each week but I have a lot to be thankful for.  Life is good even if that starts with a mop that sprays my floors for me.

Happy hump day peeps!  Join in and comment and love some other blog posts below.  And tell me what is getting you over the hump this week!  I would love to hear from you xxx

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  • Reply Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms 16/03/2017 at 1:51 pm

    Our Wegmans has the same thing with the coffee holder in the cart! I love it!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 16/03/2017 at 8:37 pm

      How good is it! Small pleasures when doing the grocery shopping!!! It is really the little things xx

  • Reply Jamie 16/03/2017 at 12:41 pm

    I have been feeling overwhelmed and whiney lately too! It doesn’t really help though. I’ve found that a positive, can do attitude helps more than anything else. Alas, I didn’t seem to come equipped with one of those. Ah well, go figure I gave up Target and Starbucks for Lent. So, while I agree that coffee and shopping are brilliant, alas they are not for me at the moment! Good luck getting through the rest of the week, I know I’m going to need it!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 16/03/2017 at 8:47 pm

      Oh sometimes it is definitely harder than it sounds and it’s not fun feeling overwhelmed. Good luck to you too, hopefully I can send some positive vibes your way and we can do it together xxx

  • Reply Jessica 16/03/2017 at 1:29 am

    Kids change everything! I agree that it can feel so overwhelming when you realize your choices and life decisions now totally impact their lives as well. Adulting is hard. Now that I’m a parent, I have a lot more respect for all the hard work my parents put in to me.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 16/03/2017 at 8:49 pm

      Isn’t that the truth. It is so hard not knowing what the right decision is for everyone! But we do it because we care. We wouldn’t change it, but this week I would love to throw myself on the floor! xx

  • Reply [email protected] 15/03/2017 at 11:00 pm

    Don’t you kind of wish you could throw yourself on the floor and kick and scream? It might be therapeutic. : ) And Zena…I forgot all about her! That made me smile on this cold Wednesday.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 15/03/2017 at 11:10 pm

      Oh I really think it would!! I have imitated them a few days and they have been shocked!! Ha ha yes Zena!! Oh glad I made you laugh! Thanks for linking up xx

  • Reply Brittney 15/03/2017 at 10:23 pm

    A spray mop is a game changer. I still occasionally “real mop”, but this keeps this fairly clean most of the time. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 15/03/2017 at 10:58 pm

      Oh it seriously is game changer stuff. I can’t believe how much easier it is. And the water is still in there from the other day so I can just do it! Ha ha how sad is my life!! But yes real mop is still important too! Thanks for joining in! xx

  • Reply Jacq 15/03/2017 at 9:12 pm

    Suzy! Thanks for your comment on my Camping blog post. I updated it and included a link back to your site. Thanks for your toilet seat suggestion to add to the list. I really appreciate it! xx


    • Reply In The Lyons Den 15/03/2017 at 10:59 pm

      Oh thank you! It was a serious game changer for me!!! It sure does make camping that bit nicer I think!! xxx

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