I got up extra early this morning to do some reading, planning, and thinking. I want to link up with "3 in 30" each month this year. I have so much I want to accomplish - I need to break it down to three goals per month so I won't get overwhelmed. So, what are my 3 in 30 goals for January going to be?
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1. Eat healthier food.
This has to be a priority. Before the holidays hit, I was doing great and was only 6 pounds away from my goal weight. Now I'm 10 pounds away. I feel awful, and I know it's because of all the junk and processed foods I've been eating. I'm going to start using My Fitness Pal again, cut back on my beloved Diet Dr. Pepper's in favor of more water, and get back to my 1,600 calorie diet until I hit my goal weight.
2. Follow my chore plan.
In just a few days, the spring semester of college will start. According to everyone I've talked to, including my teachers, this will be the hardest semester of the dental hygiene program. With school and work, I'll put in 14 hour days on 3 days each week. I'll be working 25-30 hours a week, on campus 20 hours a week, seeing patients, and keeping up with all my work from 4 classes, 1 lab, and a major research paper. It will not take long for things to dissolve into chaos at our house. I've come up with a detailed plan of what needs to be done each day. I hope it will not only keep me on track, but that it will help guide my husband and kids so they can help out, too (which they're great about doing, by the way).
3. Be a more intentional mom.
So much of the time, even when I'm home, I'm not really "with" my kids - I'm cleaning, working, cooking, studying, being a busy wife/mom/student/etc. If I don't make time to really focus on my kids, time is going to slip away before I realize it. It's already moving much too quickly and my boys are growing up way too fast.