Life seems to be centered around doing the everyday little (and sometimes big) things that will hopefully, eventually bring about positive change. For example, yesterday I made an attempt at a more 'normal' (for me) workout routine: I lifted weights first thing in the morning for about an hour, then I did a spin class, and a couple of hours later I did a Muscle Fusion class. This morning as I forced myself to get in 30 minutes on the treadmill before work, I realized how painful those changes can be! I like the pain from muscle soreness, though. That's how you know you are making gains.
On the other hand, I don't like thinking about how much and how quickly our children grow and change. Tonight I took my 8 year old with me to the park to go for a walk. That little guy happily and swiftly hung in there with me for 6 miles! Some of the time we were each listening to our music, some of the time we were chatting - and believe me, that kid loves to talk. And I think he told me he loves me about 10 times during the hour and 20 minutes we were walking. I hope he doesn't change.