Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mid-May 3in30's mid-month, how are you doing with your goals?

The month of May is just getting away from me! It's been crazy trying to keep up with everything. Doctor appointments ruled the first two weeks. Between myself, my husband, and our son, someone was at the doctor just about every day during the work week. Whew! That can be exhausting!

What did all this craziness mean when it came to my goals? Well, it meant I did not accomplish as much as I had hoped.

1. Reducing the amount of Diet Coke I drink: The first week, this was actually going pretty well. I was alternating soda and water throughout the day. This kept me down to about 3-4 sodas, which was a start! However, when week number two rolled around and life wasn't settling down, my will power gave way-esp when in line at the McDonald's drive-thru.

2. I have actually made quite a bit of progress on the line edits for Dividing Spirits. I'm about 1/3 of the way through, and anticipate finishing well before the end of the month. Yay! On the downside, I did find out on Friday that Dividing Spirits did not final in the ACFW Genesis contest. I moped around Friday, but pulled myself together on Saturday and dove back in!

3. Exercising: ugh. This is one that I keep meaning to do, but can't seem to work it into my schedule. About the only time that I can see a possibility of fitting it in is from 3:30-4:30 in the afternoon, which just seems like a strange time to try to squeeze in a sweaty workout that requires a shower. Anyone else want to weigh in on that conundrum? On the up side, though, I have been "moving" more. I've cut my computer time during day, and have been playing with the kids, cleaning, etc. Things that require me to get up/out and move!

The nice thing about a mid-month check up is that it gives you time to evaluate and refocus. I still think my goals are attainable, I just need to buckle down and work hard!

What are you looking forward to in the latter part of this month?

Ralene's BeachFest Trivia Questions: (Points are doubled this week!)

What was my dad's profession growing up?

What does my husband do?

What is the name of my current work-in-progress?


I will draw a random commenter from today to win C.J. Darlington's Thicker than Blood.


  1. I constantly am re-evaluating my goals. When I think I cannot find time, time comes around. I think it is just about becoming the best we can be when following the Lord and His plan for our life. Glad you are making progress on your goals! Just think....what if you didn't set any? As for working out, I think it is important to find a sport that you like. Then it doesn't seem like such a forced challenge. I like to swim. I just ordered a new suit and we are going to start swimming more often and get aquainted with the water as a family, (in preparation you know...) Have a great day! Talk to you soon!

  2. Well, I was just recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes so many things have changed. I can't exactly call the changes "goals" though.

    Soda is gone, although I did drink some diet coke on Sunday. Juice is strictly for my hubby or kids, and milk is measured out to keep from going over my carbs. Water. Water. Water. Occasionally flavored with Crystal Light.

    Exercise is something I've been meaning to do and never found the time, but since I REALLY don't want a giant baby here in a month and a half, I walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes after each meal. Well, I'm averaging 2 out of 3 meals at the moment, but it's much better than never.

    My writing and blogging goals? Well, I'm consistently failing at those, BUT I am making progress each week.

  3. You are doing great!! It's hard to work on these goals in the midst of everyday life!!

    I stopped drinking Dt Pepsi last year and it was HARD. So HARD. But, now I don't even crave it - and I know it was the best thing for me to do! You can do it!!

  4. Oooh! Finally Beach questions I have/can look up answers to!
    1. No idea... Army, too?
    2. ARMY... unless you were going for more specific.
    3. Sam's Way

    Hang in there on your goals. The afternoon is hard - especially with the needing a shower after. Keep thinking. Um... Ummm.. Yeah. No solutions readily hitting me, but I am considering getting a treadmill myself. :-)

  5. Thanks for the encouragement ladies! Together we can accomplish our goals. That's what supportive friends are for, right?

    Beth-yeah, are you going to the pool? hehehe...

    Rebecaa-I had gestational diabetes with my 1st 2 preganancies, so I know exactly what you're going through. Hang in there!

    Aurie--You quit drinking soda? You just became my inspiration! It can be done!

    Wendy--6 points for Wendy! Yes, both my dad and husband were/are in the Army...and Sam's Way is one of my WIPs. Yay!


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