Week 13 of my healthier living journey was a banner week. I am slowly but consistently losing weight in a healthy way and am feeling stronger and more focused than I have in a long time.
Though I am still struggling to get a decent night of sleep because of my kids', I can tell the difference in my how my clothes are fitting and my energy level.
During week 13, I gave a presentation at our church on my book and it was pretty well attended. I am consistently selling books every time I have them displayed and hope to be done selling them all by the time Sunday school ends in May. Then I can really start promoting my book on Amazon.
The thing I am most excited about accomplishing during week 13 is that my husband and I sat down and came up with a plan to complete Baby Step #2 of Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover in 14-15 months. Once we complete this step, we will be completely out of debt except for my student loan, which is basically the same as a mortgage payment every month. Then we can move onto Baby Step #3, which is so freaking exciting to me. It is going to take a lot of focus and perseverance, but I know that my husband and I can do it because we are on this becoming debt-free journey together.
There was on goal I did not accomplish for week 13. Yesterday, the last day of week 13, I did not drink 60oz of water.
I am now a quarter way through my healthier living challenge for 2017. I thought about quitting a few times and I definitely have had good weeks and bad, but I have kept going. I am continuously rediscovering my grit factor and it is empowering.
For week 14, I am continuing with working daily exercise into my routine as well as embarking on intellectual persuits for the next book I want to get published through Augsburg Fortress or self-publish on Amazon KDP.
Until next time, onward and upward!
Goals for Week 14: 4/2 - 4/9/2017
1) 100 crunches daily
2) Do leg side lunges daily
3) Start getting research materials and researching for my next book
4) Read at least 30 minutes daily