I needed this one…this week especially…
“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend. Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” – Beth Moore
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11
Mid Year Check Up -Just typing this bothers me…Mid year check up…MID YEAR! How are we already passed the first week of July? Has the year flown for y’all?
Going over some of the goals for my year, and I seriously need to get a handle on my weight gain, and wine intake. It’s been two years since my Gastric Sleeve Surgery, and while I have maintained over a hundred pound weight loss, I have gained back over 15 pounds from my lowest. I am not eating like I should, and not exercising— so here I am.
There are several other items that I need to get a handle on, and decided that I need to write them down to be more accountable.
#1: Take breaks from social media
I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time stepping away from social media. As a blogger, I always feel like I have to be posting, so it’s difficult for me to make time for a digital detox. HOWEVER, my hope is that I’ll find some time this month to just unplug and live. Being online is fun, but I think we can all agree there comes a time when we need some separation from the internet. I like to blog for several days and pre-post them. This gives me the opportunity to disconnect without really being disconnected from my goal of posting daily on my blog.
#2: Spend more time at the beach
This goes back to goal #1 (disconnecting). Summertime is my favorite time to go to the beach. I live at on the some of the most beautiful beaches, yet it seems as those I hardly go. I need to make more of an effort to go, even if it is for just a hour or so.
#3: Exercise more
I need to get back into my morning habit of waking up and walking. I started out great about doing this every morning. I just need to do it again. And, that brings me to my routines in general…
#4: Update my routines
Routines will be changing soon with my morning commute becoming longer again. I am so excited about this. I will be able to think and plan out my day before I get to work. I plan to be pack my lunch for the next day, organize my items to take to work (gather them and place them where I can find them), and not be in a hurried, unorganized rush. At least this is my plan.
After my first week, I want to begin my exercise regimen again (goal #3). Getting up earlier, and kick starting my metabolism I believe really helped with my weight loss and overall health.
The afternoon commute is something I look forward to as well. Now I almost get home too quickly. It is as though I don’t have enough time to decompress before I got home so it was though I was even more anxious. I do like being able to just to sit in silence and talk to myself and God about my day. It will be good to be able to do this again. I have a lot rolled into this last goal, but it is really about being less cluttered and more organized.
Four items doesn’t seem like a lot, but truly are huge. At least they will make a huge impact on my everyday life. Do you evaluate your goals mid-year? How do you self check up?
I had several cups of blueberries, and needed to do something with them. I loved making the Galette’s but wanted to try something different. I had the Louisiana Fruit Cobbler mix, and blueberries…so I followed the directions for the cobbler. You can use any fruit, fresh, canned or frozen with their mix. I had fresh, and followed their recommended instructions.For the fruit, 2 cups of blueberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 lemon juice and zest, 1 fresh pear – peeled and chopped. Let sit for about a hour to let the juices merry.Pour over the batter, bake according to the instructions. David loved this…super moist, and it was even better served warm with vanilla ice cream!I have to agree. I don’t like heating up the house in the summer, but for this cobbler, it is a must! Super yummy. Definitely tastes like summer. Note: not weight loss surgery friendly…but three bites and I was done.Blessings.
Do you feel as though you have to compete with the person next to you? At your job? Do you feel as though you have to fight for every step? Why can’t we all support one another without having to step on each other? We are all on the same team, right? Women do this, but yet state we want to encourage one another. Fixing each other’s crowns….uplifting, encouraging each other is what I want to do. I shouldn’t have to fight to stand here, right? For my bloom to see the sun? We each have gifts, and each have a right to the sun? Each one of us bring something unique to the table. Not to be difficult, but different. We need to take time to listen to each other. We need to take time to encourage, and support. For each of us just wants to be enough.We are in the same fight…fighting to bloom.Blessings.
Happy Fourth of July!
Because yesterday was a lot. Too much. Doubt. Questions.
Today. Today–I am enough, unbelievably enough.
Believe. I need to believe this today.
So true. Treat everyone the same. Everyone deserves the same respect.
“Praying that God opens our eyes today to people who feel invisible, who never hear that they are loved and rarely receive a warm embrace.” – Beth Moore
“But the fruit of the spirit is…kindness…” Galatians 5:22 (NIV)
Show some love today.
Really. Twelve years you are gone, and I still miss talking to you. Happy Birthday Mom.