Don’t Stop Reaching

Don’t Stop Reaching

Day 12:

Countdown 109 Days

Sunday really felt like a Sunday for me in the “day of rest” category. It started with treats and friends and carried into the evening with rest and relaxation. Everything a Sunday should be filled with!

Easing into Monday with rest on the mind is not going to bode well for my desired accomplishments, so I’m trying to shake my

Sunday shlump.

(I KNOW, it’s NOT a word, but you’re getting my vibe)

Journaling is good for me, I can actually READ my thought process and recognize patterns that will eventually lead to a less than desired outcome. A week ago I was pumped! It was five days into my exercise challenge which had catapulted my mind into more challenges and now I’m feeling the creeping thoughts of “old ways” looking for vacancy.

Well, here I am, telling myself I’m not giving up by screaming out…


for thoughts that will bring me backward!

Having a plan is important. Here is my advice for weeks to come in remaining strong minded and on track with my goals.

1.Write down nutrition and fitness goals BEFORE the week begins

2.Keep separate calendars for different tasks

i.e. events calendar, budget calendars, fitness calendar, work calendar

(this  helps me NOT to get overwhelmed with too many to do’s in ONE place)

3. Meal plan, as in writing out a grocery list with all meal items, stick to it in the store

4. Create a designated time to STOP working!

If I’m not finished, pick it up tomorrow, it’s not the end of the world, and if that’s not working out, start EARLIER

5. Plan to stay on track when on “vacation”

6.Sleep is important and Good nutrition


I’ll end there!

I’ve noticed that good nutrition is so important but also hard if I don’t have a plan to meet it! It’s seems like common sense but it’s not always common practice. When I’m taking in good stuff I feel good! I have more energy to exercise, I feel more motivation to be productive, I’m nicer…really though.

Sometimes I think funky foods make my brain do somersaults and increase mood swings. Also, I LOVE creating, and I need to make it a daily habit to develop skill and creative HABIT.

Honestly, some days I feel amazingly accomplished when I have a

fresh roll of paper towels and the dishes get done, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Truth be told,

SETTING ONE NEW goal and purposing to


has increased my momentum to

SET MORE in so many OTHER areas of my life,

and I don’t want to lose it.

I like looking forward to something new and staying inspired.

Though I have a countdown, I don’t want my goal setting to be something that gets an end date.

Goals will continue to increase, as I continue to reach.

 The race ain’t over.

Don’t Stop Reaching!

Waiting is still working

Waiting is still working

Day 11:

Countdown 110 Days


It’s been a busy week! Exercise goals were met even with company! We worked together!

Back to the books and work routines come Monday! There is much to process from these past few days and I’m excited to muse and write it out!

Tonight I’m going to share a passage from a book I referenced earlier titled.

‘As A Man Thinketh’

 It depicts the course the mind takes as it works towards progress, as it waits on results, and the power of ones’ will in varying circumstances.

There’s a lot to unpack. Read it a few times.

Here is what it says.

The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors, which at every succeeding moment it presents to you, are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever moving thoughts.

You will be what you will to be;

Let failure find its false content

In that poor word, “environment,”

But spirit scorns it, and is free.

It masters time, it conquers space;

It cows that boastful trickster, Chance,

And bids the tyrant Circumstance

Uncrown, and fill a servant’s place.

The human Will, that force unseen

The offspring of a deathless Soul,

Can hew a way to any goal,

Though walls of granite intervene.

Be not impatient in delay,

But wait as one who understands;

When spirit rises and commands,

The gods are ready to obey.

What’s The Point?

What’s The Point?

Day 10

Countdown 111 Days

Part of me doesn’t want to be doing this right now. I’m wrestling with a. Being tired and b. What’s the point?

Ive fallen asleep a few times trying to think about what to write!

Moments when writing is forced are not my favorite. Thoughtless sentences of endless babbles and overshares are bad writing habits for me. Old journals of mine are proof that anyone can write, but not everyone will care to read it.

I want people to care, I want words to matter and I want the time taken to be valuable.

Ever read a bad book?

I have.

There are moments when I think it’s going to get better, I just have to get past this one more section and it will pick up… and then it doesn’t. It’s a disappointing and exhausting waste of concentration and memory. But I have to finish it else how can I REALLY know?

My mood at this hour is as if I’m reading a bad book… I don’t want to continue it, but I feel like I have to.

Even a bad book has a beginning and an end and getting to the end is usually the whole point.

Today lots of priorities were set and met…that’s all I have to say.

Still working thru…

That’s my point.