l...crazy! Those are the first 4 words that come to mind when I think of August.
I am making a choice today to look at the month of August as a present and unwrap it to see what it has in store.
Hot? Well, it has been historically a pretty hot month here in the south! I think of those hot days out on the playground with the new class. But...I'm choosing today to think about how blessed I am to have that job with those sweet children when many are without right now. I am blessed to live in a house! Especially one with central heat and air. I am blessed to have a swimming pool to cool off in.
Busy? Stressful? Crazy? Those 3 seem to go together. Yes, August is a pretty busy month as we go back to school. Yes, it can get crazy and stressful. But...I'm choosing today to look at all the positives that go along with this time! Again, I have a job doing what I love to do. There are many teachers in my area that are working in other jobs because the openings are not there. I am blessed and thankful to be able to do what I do. I am thankful for the time that I have spent getting organized at school. I know I grumbled along the way about all the things on my to do list. But, overall, I am so thankful to start off this (my 20th year!) more organized than ever before! I am thankful to God for giving me energy and direction to take those steps to getting organized!
The organization at school and home are both on-going projects. It's kind of like my fat...It's been around for a long time and it's therefore gonna take time to get it in shape! But I am so thankful for the drive, determination, and energy to keep working on it instead of letting it get me down, depressed, and stressed! (Note to future Leisa if you come back to reread for inspiration: HOLD ON TO THIS! This is good stuff! And it is all true!)
I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to continue to look for areas to simplify and organize in my life. Spark People is one of them. Somewhere along the way I got into too many teams and added too many friends. I don't mean for this to sound harsh or cold, but I am cutting back. I want to focus on quality not quantity. I want to be able to really be involved with the teams and friends I have. I want to be active and encouraging as I support them. I've made some cuts today and will probably continue to cut over the next little bit.
So...as I unwrap this shiny new month in front of me...I'm choosing to look at it differently than Augusts in the past. I am going to be thankful for each and every moment! With all this being said, here are my goals for August:
1. Begin each day with prayer and praise!
2. Move every day...minimum 10 minutes, but with a goal of 30+
3. Eliminate fried foods, second helpings, sodas, and sweet tea.
4. Track my food, movement, and feelings in a journal with a focus on the positives!
So...there you go! My plans for a gift from God! What about you? Do you have goals for August? Thank you for being my
along this journey! I wish you the very best in your journey to a healthier you.
Hugs and blessings!
Walking in joy,