I’ve really been having trouble staying focused on my goals lately! I’m not sure what my problem has been. Just life getting in the way again I guess. Er… just ME letting life get in the way? Something like that.
My goal for February was very simple: three blog posts per week. Hasn’t happened and I really fell off track with that. I think part of my problem was that I wasn’t connecting well with the journal I was using. It didn’t work for my brain. I finally had a few uninterrupted minutes to sit down and redesign my journal pages. I won’t guarantee they are perfect now, but they are quite adjustable and I can tweak them as needed. The pages are now more in line with how my brain functions and I will try my best to stay on track and tweak when necessary!
Blogging isn’t the only thing that has fallen behind either. I need to file our taxes, my brother’s taxes, and my mom’s taxes – if she ever scans the info to me. I usually have ours done by now, but I just haven’t felt like doing it! I also need to write a note to a friend as promised and organize the paperwork around my desk.
The month hasn’t been a complete waste though. I’ve been reading a lot and learning more about myself. I decluttered 75% of my desk area – that took up all of last weekend! The best thing about February so far? That 21 day arm sculpting challenge group! Wow – you could never have convinced me I’d like working with weights!! 😀 I started the month with 3 lb weights, 5 different exercises, 10 reps each 3x. Yesterday I was up to the same 5 exercises, 8 lb weights, 26 reps 3x!! The opposite days have been optional squats with weights – oh hell yes! I started with 3 lb weights, 5 exercises, 10 times each. As of today I was up to 8 lb weights, 5 exercises, 50 times each. WHOA!! How is that even possible?!? There are still two days left to the challenge – oh boy! I’m starting to see a little definition in my arms and I definitely have more energy. A couple months ago 25 jumping jacks were a struggle for me – now that’s too easy. 🙂 I think after this challenge is over, I will look into learning how to use the kettle bells. They are just sitting there tempting me…
Overall I can’t complain about how the month has been going. I’m progressing more and more each day, just not in the way I expected to be progressing. That’s ok – time to shift and refocus again. I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I want to write about. I even jotted them down in Workflowy so that I would remember them. The problem is: I started to read about the “right” way to blog and I ended up putting too much pressure on myself. I NEED to just be myself and write… and write… and write. The rest will come in time and I will find MY way of blogging. That was the whole point to begin with, right? 🙂
In the meantime, I plan to make the rest of February the best it can possibly be – starting tomorrow. Oh… tomorrow!! Is it really here already? EEK!! Got something really special in the works. You’ll see!