Week three is generally a pretty good waning time. The thrill of new “goals” has subsided, the work portion is showing its necessity and the motivation is taking a vacation as the mind processes what in the world is involved in attaining goals.
True. True. True. Sort of. Though my “get healthier” goals are not showing progress as I would like–since I DO love instant gratification–I am finding my new groove and routine in regular gym attendance and walking. And it feels GOOD! I am sore. Right where I should be. And I am making better choices during the day as to what goes in my mouth and this week I started tracking to see where I can make improvements. (yes, the brownies I made last night are one of those….but it’s all about moderation and living life, right?). Today, again, I will pack my lunch and snacks for the day, my gym bag for lunch and my notebook for tracking. (Sparkpeople is a good motivator, however, it requires online time and when I get home I just prefer to hang with my family, so time will tell where that goes….). One day at a time.
Quiet time. Today I added in some reading after my daily Readings. 5 Conversations you must have with your daughter by Vicki Courtney. The first chapter is on body issues and how society has completely changed how women/girls have gone from worrying about virtue and inner beauty to vanity and Photoshop perfection. Oh how timely a chapter. Followed by todays Old Testament reading from 1 Samuel on David’s battle with Goliath. Oh how timely a chapter. I am beginning to see a pattern here. There is nothing too big for God. Personal body issues. Societal expectations. Food for thought. I think I’ll be chewing on that all day.
Finally, finances. Plugging along. Cash is king. blah, blah, blah. With the exception of a major car repair last week, we are doing well. Again with the baby steps. Rome wasn’t built-in a day and with a goal in sight, we will get there. It’s a marathon not a sprint.
Carry on, people. Keep your eye on the prize!