Thursday, January 27, 2011

3n30 - Week 4 Check In

I'm sitting here on Thursday afternoon waiting for my daughter to get home from school, so she can tidy the room I organized (goal #3).  I've just finished working out on the treadmill (Goal #2) and after writing this I'm planning on doing my daily reading for the Bible in 90 Days Challenge (Goal #1).  I started the 3 in 30 to work on things that I been wanting to do, but not making them resolutions and thus dragging me down when I don't do them.  I wanted these things to become habits.  They say if you do something for 12 days it becomes a habit.  I don't think I've ever done anything that I planned to do (ok, laundry doesn't count) for more than 12 days.  

Since purchasing the treadmill a year ago, it has mostly sat in my laundry room all alone and unused.  Oh, it was used as a clothes dryer or laundry sorter, but it wasn't used as it was supposed to be used.  Participating in the 3 in 30 has forced me to find a time to work out daily.  Something I have always wanted to do.  I found that walking the treadmill once the little guy goes for a nap, worked great.  I've mostly kept it up.  There were a few times where I didn't do it as we were out, however, I then decided to work out on a Saturday morning as Saturday's around here are pretty lazy.   Just last week I heard that adults are supposed to work out for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week.  That was my original goal and I've done it.  As well, I have a habit.  It has cut down on my phone time, but I've caught up on my reading (ok, audiobook listening).  I've also found that I've managed to lose some weight and have, for the most part, kept it off (don't ask about the cookie dough day).  

I've kept up with my daily reading for the Bible in 90 Days.  I'm still struggling to find a time to fit it in, but I have been keeping up.  I did fall behind last weekend, but caught up quickly.  I now have a Bible on both floors of the house available so that when I catch some time I do some reading.  This has helped.  As well, on a typical Thursday morning the middleman is in preschool, I've been doing catch up or reading ahead (except for today, thanks to a field trip).  I've come to enjoy these quiet Thursday mornings with my Bible. 

As I wrote last week, Nicole's room was organized and I'm still struggling to have her keep it clean.  I'm annoyed by the constant badgering, but from talking to my friends they have the same battle.  

I'm enjoying doing the 3in30.  After thinking about them, I think my goals for February will be:

1. No Yelling for 28 days (more information on that next week);

2.  Scrapbook 1 hour a week - actually have a reason to have all the stuff; and

3.  Organize Kitchen Cupboards - they are a mess.

I can't wait to see how everyone else did this month.  If the goals they started, have become habits. 


Donnetta said...

I was staying pretty faithful on the treadmill while my little guy napped. I have since lost that time. Having a little one yourself, if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

Eagerly waiting for warmer weather where he can have a bit of quiet in the stroller while I walk. :-)

You are going fantastic on all of it! Keep up the great work!

Ashley Pichea said...

Sounds like you have made great progress this month! And I can't wait to hear more about goal #1 for February... sounds like something I might need to try!

Anonymous said...

Copy cat! :P

I'm glad you did your post early because it reminded me to get mine done, too!

Jen said...

I really want to make my no yelling a lifelong thing, but yeah, that might be nearly impossible. But, I also want to join you for scrapping 1 hour a week!

Aurie said...

way to go!! how awesome that you completed all 3 goals :) I can't wait to read more about the no yelling goal!

kendal said...

i like the no yelling. i yelled the last two days, but not today!!! It feels awesome!!

Jeanine @DressingYourTruth said...

No yelling for 28 days?! :) I'm happy when one day goes by that I realized I didn't yell.

Good for you for all you have accomplished this month!!


Dawn @ Two-Handed Mommy said...

Great job with your January goals!! It's funny, I almost used scrapbooking regularly as one of my goals...maybe next month after I get all my photos organized! ;)

I'll be checking out your 'no yelling' post as well...

Mommie Kate said...

Wow- you ROCK! And lost weight too! Great job! Isn't it great feeling that you've accomplished so much? Get your Bible on audio and you can do it on the treadmill maybe. Good luck on the kitchen cabinets! "See" you soon!

Tammigirl said...

I did my kitchen cabinets this month and it made me feel soooo good! If you want my advice, and everyone does, take everything out of every cabinet at once and start sorting and purging from there. It's therapy, and it's free. Unless you send me paypal or a small gift. (I kid)

Kids and bedrooms. What's a poor mom to do? I think the simplest way is to have no _____ (tv, phone, music, play) unless it's done, period. But you have to be able to stay calm about it and just be matter of fact. Sometimes we are too emotionally invested in stuff and the kids sense it.

Congratulations on moving yourself 5 days a week! I didn't do it once, even though it was one of my goals.

Good luck to you in February!

Alyssa said...

I should join you in the no yelling. It is a bad habit huh?

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

Great goals for February.
I wish I had a treadmill. although my complex does offer a fitness room, i've yet to use it.

Janet Rose said...

What a blessing to have extra benefits come along with reaching your goals! I like how God blesses us beyond our expectations! Great job for January and bless you as you start Feburary's goals next week.

Jacqueline said...

Wow! Good job in January! I love that you actually created new habits.

The no yelling goal is my favorite of yours for February. I would do well to incorporate it. I was just reading last night someone's post about such a goal. I just tried to find it to link to, but cannot. Oh well. It is certainly a worthy goal. Blessings in all your endeavors!

Laura Starnes said...

Great Job with January! I love that you are keeping up with your Bible Reading. And I love the No Yelling for February. I am not a mommy yet, but am a kdg teacher...sometimes our voices get a little loud as well =) Good Luck with February!!

ibeeeg said...

Wonderful that you have been keeping your goals. I did the Bible in 90 Days last July- October. It was such a rewarding experience...I encourage to stay with not get will be reward, I am certain.

I will be starting Project Life because I do indeed love scrapbooks, but the last 6+ years my albums have fallen to the wayside. I am thinking Project Life will be very helpful. Have fun with your scrapbooking.

Have a great February.

Lynda said...

It sounds like you had a great month in January. I like your #1 goal for February. I need to work on that too. Thank you for your encouraging words and I look forward to another wonderful month of 3 in 30.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

You had a great month. Congrats on meeting your goals. :)

My daughter is 11, going on 12, and she goes back and forth on keeping her room clean. I no longer clean/organize it; it's completely her responsibility.

Audra Marie said...

I may have to read your post for number one. This is something I have really wanted to cut out. I've been doing good with my scrapbooking since holding a crop on Friday nights. It's helped me get more done. :)

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