Monday, May 2, 2011

May 3in30

Okay, so if you followed by blog at all last month, you know that April was one of those up and down months. I semi-finaled in the ACFW Genesis contest (yay!), but my 10-month old son also spend a week in the hospital (boo!). So, when it came to my goals for the month, I seriously lacked focus, motivation, and time.

I did make some progress on one of the goals: Drinking more water. Yay! I figured out how to make the yucky Hawaii water taste better, so am more inclined to drink it. I pulled out my trusty, green water bottle and filled it up, stuck it in the fridge. And there it sat. So pretty. I did manage to get through at least one water bottle a day, so now I just need to keep using it more and more. Take it with me when I leave the house—stuff like that. One thing that I’m going to try to do to help with my water intake is the basis for my first May goal.

1. Limit my soda intake. Right now, I probably drink the equivalent of a 2-Liter of Diet Coke a day. Yes, it’s THAT bad. My goal over the next 4 weeks, is to start replacing some of that soda with water. I hope by the end of the month, Diet Coke becomes an occasional treat (like when eating out), instead of a daily necessity. This will also help me save a few bucks in the budget department.

2. Finish up this round of edits for my WIP as well as the query letter/synopsis to go along with it. After I find out about the finals for the Genesis contest, I plan to start the querying process with this novel.

3. Exercise! I want to start exercising 3-5 times a week. Over the last month, I acquired a few new accessories to help me with this. Hubby got a great deal on a Kinect that a buddy who is moving to the mainland was getting rid of. It came with Zumba! I also invested in The Biggest Loser workouts for Kinect as well. On top of that, hubby finally cleared out the garage and set up his weight bench and my Gazelle. Now, we really don’t have an excuse not to workout. I hope to start walking a bit too, even if it’s just to take the kids to the park that’s not right next door.

So, there you have it folks. My plan for May.

Ralene’s Beachfest Trivia Question:

What is my middle name?


  1. Sweet! Some great goals this month! I'm with you on the exercise. I can't wait to get started.
    Had to give up diet coke a few years ago as it wreaked havoc with my stomach. I drink it rarely. I'm so used to water now. :)

  2. April was a bust for my goals. But, you don't stop eating if you miss a meal, so back on the wagon I'll hop.
    Even though I've missed my 30/30/30 goals, I have added and maintained daily Bible reading/devotions to my schedule in the last two months, so I'll take that as a win.
    If I haven't said it already, congrats on the Genesis semi-finaling!

  3. Sherry--I've never liked drinking water, but I think I'm just going to have to suck it up for now. :) Maybe it'll grow on me.

    Robynn--Thank you for the congrats. And that's a funny thing about goals-sometimes, even though we don't accomplish the actual goal, it motivates us to make some other changes in our lives. I def count that as a win!

  4. I like your goal #2 the most! And I'm also trying to drink more water. I kind of forget to drink any unless I have a full bottle on my desk.

    Your middle name? Um... Matilda? Esmeralda? Gertrude? I really don't know! Oh, wait - maybe it's on Facebook. *runs to FB account*


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