I said I was going to post my “word” on my FB page at the beginning of the year and I forgot to do it! Whoops!
Well, my word is “determined“.
I have had a lot of time to think about the changes that need to happen in my life. I am determined to make these changes and turn them into life changes – not just a ‘few months’ change. Here’s the low down..
Wow. I can’t even begin to tell you how my spiritual life has been lacking. This summer I went to a bible study and absolutely LOVED it, but when the Fall session started I had just had babies so it just wasn’t a good time. I was thinking of going to the Spring session on base but it really would be a lot of work – all 4 kids would attend & that would be another day added to the week that I have to take all the kids somewhere. That would leave me with only 1 day that we don’t have to be somewhere…and that just did NOT appeal to me. Then one of my sweet friends mentioned that she hosts a Bible study at her home on Monday’s! Perfect! Cohen is in school all day and the babies could have their regular nap & Lucas would be able to just play in their toy room. So, once they start their new study I’m headed here.
Another thing that is lacking is church attendance. Do you know we have not even been to ONE single church service since we moved here?!! Ugh. Awful. So, we are going to start going. Hopefully Lucas cooperates and behaves in children’s church as he’s in that separation anxiety stage. Oh well. We need to be worshiping our God and being an example to our very impressionable children. It’s our job!
Spiritual Goal: Attend Bible study, go to church on a regular basis, get in the Word!
This one is hard for me as going to the gym with 4 kids just isn’t going to happen. Luckily Cohen’s school is just a mile up the road so walking there 2 times a day, 3 times a week will be great. I honestly don’t plan on doing more workouts than that. I have to be realistic. If I get a workout in besides those 3 times – GREAT – if not, I won’t beat myself up about it.
I am, however, being VERY careful about my food choices. I am making life changes that will keep my body healthy and show my kiddos how to live a healthy life. Will I still eat cookies/cake/sweats/yummy dips – yes! But, they aren’t going to be a regular thing. It’s very hard right now because it’s a new way of thinking, but I am DETERMINED.
Physical Goal: Get back into my prepregnancy clothes, become more active, eat healthy 90& of the time.
Gosh, I’ve let myself slip into a negative way of thinking lately. I’m not sure if it’s the weather, the stress of 4 under 4, or being so far from friends & family – BUT – it’s got to go. I have been a complainer so much that even my husband told me I’ve been complaining all the time! If that’s not a wake up call! Geez. Again, I’m going to be realistic so there will be days where I want to just throw the towel in, but every day I am going to tell myself that – we can do hard things! (maybe I should get that barn owl primitives sign to remind me!)
Metal Goal: See the positive in daily life!
As far as my blogging / designing goals….they are pretty much to blog when I have something important to write about/want to update you and to provide designs for those who want them! lol I know, so insightful right?!
What are your goals / your word for 2013?
Have you stuck by them so far?