Hello, anybody out there? If you’re still around, THANK YOU! I know I have been so absent lately I had to dust the cobwebs off the blog!
I can’t believe we’re already halfway through 2015. It’s funny how some days seem to drag on, but then you blink and the time has slipped right past you! Slow the clocks down y’all, I don’t want to miss LIFE!
I thought with it being the midpoint of the year, now would be a great time to re-visit the goals I set at the beginning of the year. Do a little self analysis and see where we go from here.
First I’d like to visit my running goal. 2015 miles is a helluva lotta miles to cover in one year and I am super proud to say that as of today, July 6th, I have accumulated 721.6 miles! That’s almost as many miles as ALL of 2014! Getting to 2015 miles is still going to be a monumental task, but I believe that I can do it. With 176 days left in the year, that works out to about 7.38 miles a day. I can do that…
On to the rest of the goals~
Don’t stress over food. I think I’ve done fairly well on this. I’ve tried to make good choices (SCROLL HERE) and I have suffered the consequences of intentional treat foods. I’ve enjoyed the things I wanted to without feelings of guilt.
Stop letting your mind sabotage your fitness. Often that negative voice creeps in and tries to steal my joy for the journey. It’s easy to let it manifest into something ugly and before you know it, you are exercising as a punishment. I am working to always remember that I am on this fitness journey because I love my body and I want to take care of it so that I can be around to enjoy my life. This is a lesson I strive to teach my little ones. I am not fat. I have fat, but that is not what defines me.
Now, if you saw THIS post I am definitely enjoying my eats! I realize that the scale is not the be all, end all of my fitness journey, but it is a good tool to have in your arsenal when used properly. I am not excited to admit this, but I have gained a bit of extra fluff around the middle and I am not thrilled about it. As I said in that instagram post, I have been eating like I’ve been running all the miles and it’s starting to show. I’ve also indulged in a few too many liquid calories and it’s time to get that back in check. Today is a new day, and a new opportunity to make better choices!
Blog 1x per week. Simply put, this didn’t even sorta happen. Not that I didn’t want to. I just found a million and one other things to do. You’ve heard the saying, “if you want it bad enough you’ll make time, if not, you’ll make excuses.” As much as I hate to admit it, but I’ve definitely let the blog take a back seat. That being said, some of my best “excuses” have been spending amazing time with the kids at the pool!!!
Make notes. I try to write down everything I want to remember. Even if it’s on my hand until I can get to my notebook. Going old school with pen and notebook paper makes me a happy mama. I like the feel of flipping through pages and not having to remember file names. Plus, I never have to worry about power failures or viruses with my notebook!
Be a better communicator. This is forever going to be a work in progress. I feel like I’m doing better. I feel like I don’t hold things in when they need to be expressed, but on the flip side, I know there have been a few situations where my temper and frustration has gotten the best of me when dealing with my littles. I’m not proud of that, but I’ve taken those times and talked to the kids about it. I hope they understand and learn from my mistakes and know that I am truly sorry and that I am trying to be a better mom.
Get out of debt. Not yet, but we’re getting closer. Sort of. We are super close to having one of our cars paid off, but we also just bought a new mom-mobile. #officiallyasoccermom #swimmom #choirmom 😉 Also getting really close on some other debt. There’s definitely a light at the end of that tunnel. As soon as that is all cleared out we can work on house goals!
Stop procrastinating. I’ll start on that tomorrow.
Make more time for family. Working 4 x 10s in the summer makes daily opportunities more challenging but the trade off is that I have a solid 3 days to just BE with them. I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything!
Learn to stop and relax. This goes hand in hand with family time. While I’ve been really focusing on spending time withthem I’m still having a hard time carving out time to do things specifically for myself. I suppose that will come, as they get older and as I slowly get myself more organized.
**I don’t have to be going non-stop to be a good mom**
I never really thought about evaluating goals mid-year, but I think it’s a great way to figure out if you’re on the right path or if you need to adjust your sails to catch a different wind!
Looking back over the first half of the year, how are you doing?
Are you on track and kicking butt?
Or like me, do you need to spend a little time re-evaluating and adjusting?