I feel like I am a fairly committed person. When I make my mind up to do something, I most always follow through. However, if I’m not focused on a certain goal, it often gets put on the back burner.
Lately, I’ve been very committed to:
Family time. Family is incredibly important to me. Even more so, now that we have a little family of our own.
Career. I’m excited about where I am and where I might go. I also am committed to and passionate about the blog, mostly my relationship with you guys. I am incredibly thankful that you visit me here and I am committed to making it a site worth visiting.
Getting involved in the community. We’ve lived in the Lake Norman area for over a year and I still don’t feel like we’re completely tied in here yet. Most of our friends live 20-30 minutes away. We’re working on being around more, making friends and really getting out there. Proof: we even tried a new church out yesterday!
Enjoying time with friends. I’ve been focused on living it up every weekend. With trips to the pumpkin patch and football watching with friends. And I’ve been making up for those 10 months without alcohol by sampling every pumpkin beer I can find 😉
With all this focus, something has slipped down in the priority list.
My focus on my health.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like it has gone down the tubes. Like I often say, I actually love eating healthy foods, but lately there have been a few too many wings, beer and tortilla chips making their way into my system. And exercise? Though I’m feeling a bit better every day, I’m not ready to go full speed ahead. BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t be doing some exercise. I could totally handle some walks and some simple strength exercises at home.
I was pretty excited when I fit back into pre-pregnancy jeans this past weekend, but even though they ‘fit’, I didn’t feel like me. This leads me to believe that it actually has nothing to do with my weight or size.
Health goals make me feel challenged, focused, strong and alive. I haven’t been working towards any lately, and I definitely feel like something is missing.
So today, I refocus.
- I’m committing to getting some exercise everyday. Whether it’s a walk, push-ups or Hailey bicep curls.
- I’m committing to eating whole foods most of the time (so if some wings do sneak in on the weekends, I’m a-ok with it).
- I’m committing to making dinners at home throughout the week. Even if it’s tomato soup and grilled cheese, it’s better for me than the take-out Mexican I had Hubbs pick up last week.
Do you ever find yourself having to stop, breathe and recommit yourself to a goal that is important to you?
Are you like me and find Mondays to be the perfect day to refocus?