Make it Worthwhile
By Meggan Larson
Have you ever had a lot to do? I mean a LOT to do? Like, get your house ready for sale perhaps? I’m in that kind of season right now and I’m noticing all of the STUFF I have lying around. Have I even used that loaf pan in the last two years? Nope. And why do I have like five different sizes of clothing in my room? Is that really necessary? No, it isn’t. All of the clutter and the junk and the heaps of unnecessary items just weighs me down and I bet it does the same to you. It can feel like such a monumental task that it’s just too overwhelming to keep up with.
That’s why I decided to…
…make it worthwhile.
I suggested to the kids that we have a garage sale and wouldn’t you know it, they willingly gave up 95% of their toys. I kid you not friend, they each are left with a small bin of personal toys and that is IT! Of course, I kept the lego, building blocks, magformers, etc. But as far as the cluttered toys is concerned, they’re going in the garage sale. Once I made that switch in my head to get rid of the clutter by having a garage sale it really took the pressure off. It’s also kept me really busy and active which is kind of a superb bonus. Seriously, I’ve had sore legs and arms for a week and I’ve slept soundly all night long every night. If I’m going to get exercise in I may as well make it worthwhile ya know?
Getting rid of the excess is really freeing too. It’s like a weight is being lifted off of me every time I purge something new. I am loving it! I feel lighter, the house is cleaner, things are getting done, I’m exercising, and I know we’ll make some money with the sale and then I can donate everything else to goodwill. It feels really, really good.
If you’re going to have to start getting exercise in because of its health benefits, you may as well make it worthwhile for you! Go to town on cleaning those windows, or scrub the floors with extra vigor next time. I find I do my best work when there’s a double benefit. Maybe you will too!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!