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1 July 18 *New Beginnings*

Sunday, July 01, 2018

I turned 45 yesterday.

I had so many high hopes and plans to have reached my goal by then, but it didn't come to pass. Totally my fault. I let circumstances, emotions, outside distractions all have to much power and I didn't work through my plan. I get these great bursts of ideas and plans and I just can't seem to follow through. I do great to start and then it seems to fizzle, lose its spark.

I want my spark back!

So - now I'm coming back with a new determination, a new vision, a clear mind and heart.

I started a new 5% challenge this weekend and I have committed to 120 minutes of exercise weekly and to post everyday. I've been so lackadaisical with everything. Random eating, no exercise, laziness and a general feeling of overwhelm.

We finally moved to NC on June 3 - a total blessing and in God's perfect timing. There's lots to do, and I waste so much time on the computer and not getting things done. I've been running around, trying to set up house, but I look at the unpacked boxes still lining the floor and I just shut down. I have made some progress - furniture is all purchased and set up, kids rooms are mostly done, just need some tweaking. Still lots to do, but that is on my plan for July. Speaking of July plans...

*What I'd Like To Accomplish In July*
*work toward reaching my 5% goal - 13lbs by end of August
*track food/water/exercise for consistency
*be proactive with my health - physical, mental, emotional
*finish all the unpacking
*set up a homemaking routine
*get back into my quiet/Bible study time
*get my planner back in action
*learn my way around my new town
*make and stick to a new budget
*work on one-on-one time with each kiddo and Hubby
*celebrate 25 great years of marriage on July 10
*listen to encouraging and motivating podcasts/audiobooks

It seems like a long list, but if I just focus on one thing at a time, give it my full attention and get to work, I know I can do it. Individually these things don't require tons of time, just focus.

I think it's time for a new beginning.

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    I am sure that you will work your plan this month. Take it easy and find time to rest a bit. Discovering a new town is always so exciting. Have fun and enjoy the newness of it all. emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I know it has passed, but a celebration emoticon is still a celebration :)
    1108 days ago
    I am sure that you will work your plan this month. Take it easy and find time to rest a bit. Discovering a new town is always so exciting. Have fun and enjoy the newness of it all. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1108 days ago
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    I happen to believe you can and will do it! …:::Happy belated Birthday and happy we have become mutual spark friends! emoticon
    1120 days ago
    You are rocking the unpacking if you have that much done already! I still have a garage full of boxes!

    You got this, focus, maybe a motivation board that you can look at to remind you why you are doing this?

    I'm cheering you on! You got this!
    1121 days ago
    You've got this, one day at a time, one task at a time. Good luck with the challenge!! emoticon emoticon
    1121 days ago
    emoticon I certainly understand the 'shut down' aspect regarding unpacking from a move.

    Once when cleaning the garage, opened a big black bag to find it was garbage that had moved with us...
    2 years earlier! (smile cue)

    Will pray for you as you tackle that list! Focus and focus!
    1121 days ago
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    You've got some great goals and you'll feel so good to check them off your list once you focus and follow through. And I totally understand the waste of time on the computer. I had to literally tear myself away from the computer but once I got started on my to do list... I enjoyed the feeling of what I'd accomplished and didn't miss the computer at all. To new beginnings... cheers!

    1121 days ago
  • JOANN25
    I think you are right. You have narrowed down what you need to do. Don't try to do all of it at once -- take it a day at a time and even a step at a time. You will be so happy with yourself when you get this going.

    1122 days ago
    You can do this! I just started 2 weeks ago, again, so I know how you feel.
    1122 days ago
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