Greetings and happy (early) Memorial Day!
I have eight weeks left to go at my job until my last day, and then we are on the road to Texas just one week later.
Before I leave Virginia, I really want to make some productive changes in my life. Take all the things I’ve committed to this year and actually accomplish some things!
This year, my new year’s resolutions involved losing weight, reading more, and writing more.
At different parts of the year, I’ve attempted to focus my attention on one of these goals, but (like always) a week later I’d lose interest.
Which brings me to my eight week challenge.
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, May 30th, I will focus on 3 things daily.
- Read More
- Write More
- Work on my Health
I will work on trying to read for at least 30 minutes a day. Any work by another person will count. I hope to continue working my way through my humongous reading list.
I’ve really slacked on the writing ever since I finished Cover Up at the end of December. I am going to try to write at least 500 words a day. These can be for a new story, a piece of flash fiction, or an edit to a previously written work. Maybe 500 turns into more, or maybe not. But anything is better than the 0 words I’ve been producing lately.
Work on my Health
I, like every other person in the world unhappy with their weight, resolved to lose weight in January, especially for my wedding. It’s easier said than done, for sure. My biggest flaw is fast food. I rarely ever want to come home and make my own lunch, or pack one to take with me to work. So I end up at Subway (hello 1000 calorie sub) or McDonalds or something. I also rarely work out. With this goal, I am really going to focus on myself. To eat better, to perhaps try meal prep, to make a workout schedule and stick to it. My goal is to lose 15 pounds before we move, but more so than anything, to just get some self-confidence back.
I am inviting all of YOU, my followers, to join me in this 8 week challenge to a better us. Whatever your goal is! To read, write, blog, lose weight, rule the world! Imagine what you can have accomplished in eight weeks.
I think the biggest key to accomplishing goals is the support you have. If anyone wants to join me in this challenge, comment below and then hop over to my contact form and shoot me an email. We can be accountability buddies!
I hope to get some responses. But either way, I will post weekly updates on my progress. Whether I had a perfect week, or I slipped. I encourage any other interested parties to do the same and use the tag ‘eight week challenge‘ so we can track each other’s posts.
The support and encouragement from the community will push us to July 22nd and I know at least I will be ready to take on Texas with confidence.