Mid-Month Check In

Mid-Month Check In

Half of August has already flown by. Normally, I would be getting disappointed in myself by this time of the month. Since I often start each month with a set of goals, it often goes that my confidence correlates to the progress I make for them. It's no lie that my goals remain consistent. You can take a look back at my previous posts for proof. If there's one thing I want to be when I'm writing, it's honest. I have been trying to lose the same 50-odd pounds now for over a year. I have been trying to drink 90 ounces or more of water for over a year. I have been trying to clean up the processed and sugary foods from my diet for over a year.

For over a year I have remained consistent in one thing - my lack of progress. 

I don't know what kicked things into gear for me, but two Monday's ago I woke up with the intent to start living differently. I woke up and wanted to take better care of myself so that I can take care of my people. I started waking up to read the Word and begin each morning with Truth. I go out of my way to make sure my kids are fed and dressed and loved up before school. I try to be a wife that my husband can be proud of and wants to come home to each day. I have been getting regular doses of fresh air and sunshine on my morning strolls with my baby.

In other words, I'm finally making some progress, people!

I just had to check in with myself today to remind myself in the future, if needed, that it's so very possible! Even when the baby woke up earlier than I expected or my preplanned schedule of events changed within a moment's notice. I've been flexible and consistent in showing up each day to do what needs to be done. I've set my phone done for longer periods of time than ever before. I'm spending more quality time with my family. I'm sleeping better at night.

I'm making progress!

Who knows the benefits these seemingly simple changes will have on my life? All I know is, I'm moving forward for the first time in years, and I want to keep at this pace as long as I can or be able to stand in grace on the days when things don't go how I plan. 

If you're waiting to start, here's your sign to take that leap of faith and GO! I wish I had been able to start sooner, but NOW is better than never.