I have always been a person who writes goals, who puts something in her mind and goes for it. Sometimes having goals down is even better. Holds me more accountable!
I love to read and reading blogs in a favorite pastime of mine. I got to reading a blog about how this woman has gone from a swimmer to a runner. She is totally inspirational. She has 4 kids, I have 4 kids. She loves sweets, I love sweets. She wrote out some goals she had for herself at the beginning of the year.
I decided I would write out some goals for myself this week and see how I did.
I had three different categories: Physical, Emotional, and Around the House.
First my Physical Goals were:
- Exercise 3x's a week, try hard for 5x's! I exercised 3x's goal completed!
- No candy/desserts **fail
- Start Couch to 5k program fail
- Make time for Jennie every day! goal completed! Feel's good, too!!
- Have Family Home Evening May not have been a traditional type, but we spend a lot of time together...completed!
- Do one act of service Took dinner to a friend who just had a new baby (didn't feel like service at all!)
- Dust complete and utter failure!!
- clean off desk see #1
- organize kids craft supplies see #1 and #2
***I do have to say that since giving up soda and anything with aspartame in it...I feel so wonderful. I don't feel sluggish anymore. I don't crave things anymore and I feel as though my belly does not protrude as much as it once did. This could also be due to the no chocolate no dairy rules also.***
I feel like I did a great job on my emotional goals. Sometimes having time to yourself and then doing things for others makes a huge difference. It feels good to forget oneself and do something nice for others.
I am pretty proud of myself this week. I could have done better, but for what I did, I am proud! I do need to get better about doing things around my house. Not that I keep a dirty house because I don't, but it's the little things that get pushed off and pushed off that I need to stay on top of! A lot of times I would much rather stare at my 4 sweet kids or hang out with Oswald than clean my house...let's be honest!
Oh and one other tid-bit of information...a friend recommended Borax to me and I bought some and I am completely in love! My towels are fluffy and smell wonderful. It got melted crayon out of some clothes. It is pretty much ah-maze-ing!
Do you set goals for yourself to accomplish? What categories do you separate them into? Any good blogs you love to read that I should start following?