Second week of January. Typically “resolutions” wax and wane about 3-4 wks in and by mid-February the gym is back to its regular clientele. Since adopting the “GOAL” method rather than resolutions, my mental outlook is far less stressed and overwhelmed. I don’t feel the need to do it all at once, but rather slowly and methodically approach my goals in a fashion that I can reasonably and realistically weave into my life routine.
And thus far, here’s the update:
- Finances. Moving along nicely. Paid bills the other day without all the general anxiety that accompanies that task. Hubby and I are going to look into Yodlee or Mint to have everything in one place and have a snapshot “real-time” look-at-a-glance rather than update the Excel sheet monthly.
- Quiet time in prayer. Continuing with my Daily Readings, however, that’s a several-years-old habit; more attention to working toward picking which spiritual book I’d like to work on in addition to my Reading time in the morning. This week I have an interview with Pat Gohn on Among Women and have some retrospective digging to do prior to the interview; THAT will be some intense mediation time!! So this week is covered. Moving on. One day at a time.
- Healthy eating/exercise. I’ve hit the gym twice this week. Hard. So sore. Walked twice. Pilates video for an hour with sore core following. Incorporating oatmeal and fruit (working on protein) for breakfast, and additional fruit/vegs during the day. (Taking this Clean Eating slowly…) Not rocket science and I’m not dropping lbs like crazy, however, these are good solid habits that I can live with and that’s really the important thing. If I can see some progress over the next few weeks and definitely by my annual check-up in February that will be motivating. Baby steps. One day at a time.
Last night we went to 6 p.m. Mass followed by a concert by Steve Angrisano with the kids. What a tremendous family time. Even our “very-14”, 14 year old was enjoying himself within 15 minutes much to his surprise. (The only downside was, in hindsight, perhaps we should have either left the girls home or saved Mass for this morning…they were absolutely melting down by the end…WAY too tired. Wish I could say I was gracious about it, but not so much……) Either way. Great show and bed time was a breeze!
Off to take the girls to church and their Faith Formation class and I’ll be walking, catching up on podcasts, and praying.
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