Started shopping yet?
Christmas is a far better subject than the “January in Review” post I’ve been planning, but here we go: January wasn’t too bad, but it could’ve been better.
I’m talking about resolutions, of course. I averaged C- last month and was only proud of my writing resolution. Well, until the last week of the month. I failed to work on my revisions all week, so I have to lower my overall grade to a D.
My house is clean on the surface, but I haven’t kept my promise to begin spring cleaning early this year. On the other hand, what’s left of the dust bunnies have begun to cower and tremble when they see me coming. I’ve become a woman with a mission when it comes to diminishing their population.
I dropped four pounds, but that’s a far cry from the twelve I was hoping for. And besides, it’s the same four pounds I mentioned early last week, so I didn’t even lose in the last week of the month. Didn’t gain either. I guess I can take comfort in that.
Where does motivation come from? How do you get yourself as excited to do the things you have to do as you are the things you want to do?
My pinkie promises are going far better than any of the others, so that may be part of the answer. If someone is holding me accountable, I’m more likely to do what I ought.
My health isn’t a motivator unless something scary or serious is happening. So the idea that maybe someday I might become a diabetic or suffer some other weight-related illness doesn’t quite cut it as a motivator for dieting. Especially since I love to cook far more than I love diet. But running out of closet space because I might someday fit into that size again, but meantime I need this size–that’s a motivator. When I consider that the range of sizes keeps growing I can really get motivated.
This is the first Monday of a new month, which always seems to motivate me for some reason. It started off great. I got sidetracked somewhere along the way and didn’t get this post done early enough to suit me, but other than that: so far, so good. My house is clean, the laundry is done and the dishes are drying–and I can feel my weight dropping by the second. It’s gonna be a great month!