it's a line from the song that the Royal Rangers sing at their meetings. my husband sings it a lot around the house. I sing just that one line. don't know the rest. but I can tell you that "I am ready, ready for change!"
I have the power to change myself and only I can do that, nobody else. I have set a few goals for myself this month, and a few leftovers from the first of the year.
1) weigh 150 by the end of the year. well, if I had started that like I had originally intended, I might be there by now. instead, my weight has been going up, up, up. and my flab has been growing too. I am up to 175.2 as of this morning. that is 15 pounds over my goal weight that I had reached more than 4 years ago. I am not doing a great job of maintaining.
if I were to lose 8.3 pounds a month, I could be at 150 by the end of the year. I think that is a bit overboard. I do think that 160 is reasonable though. that was my original goal weight. that's 5 pounds a month.
I'm going to give it my best shot.
2) read the Bible in a year. I'm a slacker on that too. I fell behind when I went back to school and work at the beginning of the year. I'm really working to catch up though.
3)Love Dare Challenge. its 40 days. I've done it before and I'm going to do it again. I need to do it. I find myself struggling with my husband on a daily basis. that has got to stop.
today is day one. say nothing negative to my spouse. done. it was a good day.
4) quilt daily for at least 1 hour. I am getting paid for this quilting job, and I really just need to get a move on it. it took about 3 hours to get it ready and loaded on the frame and there is about 3 hours of quilting on it right now. and yes, about 30 threaded needles.
5) daily fitness. I need to get up and do this every morning before I sit around and have my coffee. I did that today. I got in just over a 4 mile WOG. it took right at an hour. I have a half marathon on 10/31. the Life Without Limits. I did it last year with a boot cast on my right foot in 3:25.29. I'd like to beat that this year. at a 15 minute mile that will put me at over 3 hours. I don't like that one bit. I hope I can get the lead out of my legs!
tomorrow I will do some yoga and spend some time on the punching bag. I need to work on all areas of my body, not just on my running skills. besides, I don't want to run every day. I don't think it is healthy for my feet. if weather is permitting, I will get on my bike for a few laps around the block.
6)I'm going to blog more often, for accountability. maybe every week or every 2 weeks. not sure which yet. I have a temperamental computer, so even logging my food is an issue. which I am NOT logging food on Spark because of that, but I do record all of my food in a journal and count my calories there. it works. it saves me a lot of frustration.
thanks for sticking with me through all of my restarts!