Since today is Saturday, I figured it’s time to update you on my progress. Here are the goals for you again with an explanation of progress.
Goal 1: Lose 26 lbs by Christmas.
I lost 3 lbs this week! Only 23 more to go. That being said, I also binged on candy, potato chips and icecream all day after that. Yeah, I know, self-destructive. Plus, I felt horrible the next morning all achey and sore all over. But, I’m getting right back to it!
Goal 2: Give the “Couch to 5K” program a shot. This will also help with goal 1. (Also inspired by Kristin by the way)
I haven’t started this program yet, but I have started walking my dog 1 mile in the morning, and one mile at night. Baby steps for me when it comes to running, but I feel glad about the 2 miles a day.
Goal 3: Wear make-up to work everyday for a month. (I understand that this is not a problem for most, but for me, believe me, it’s a challenge.)
I haven’t really started back to work yet, so no make-up yet. Officially I go back the third week in August.
Goal 4: Put a system in place in 1 room of the house that keeps it clean all the time. (I can add more rooms later. I want to be able to accomplish this.)
Ok, here’s where you’re going to see some pictures. I decided to start with my bathroom. I got out my Martha Stewart “How to Clean Your House” book–Yes I really have that thick volume–and read all about how to take care of the bathroom. Here are the before and after pictures of my counter top.
- Counter-top Now
Goal 5: Sort through my closet and get rid of clothes that don’t fit or I don’t wear anymore.
I haven’t begun this daunting task yet, but I plan to begin this week. Ugggh!
Goal 6: Do something nice for someone every month. After Thanksgiving do something nice for someone once a week.
My friend recently lost her mother, so for my July niceity, I’d like to do something for her. She lives several states away from me. Any suggestions?
Goal 7: Sew 10 bags for Mill Street Coffee (my husband owns a coffee shop and he’s asked me to do this, but I’ve been putting it off.)
No progress yet. No excuses either. 🙂
Goal 8: Read the Bible’s New Testament and keep a journal about what I’ve read.
I’ve been looking for just the right journal and haven’t found one, but soon, very soon.
Goal 9: Begin painting again.
Goal 10: Take the ESL test and pass it.
I’ve taken the 2 day course, but haven’t signed up for the test yet.
All in all, I’ve felt very good about the beginnings of these goals. Sort of like a pilgrim I guess. I just think it’s too bad it took me 50 years to get here. I want to reach the destination before it becomes just a dream. After all, a dream is a wish your heart makes. And my heart is pushing me forward.