Mornings like this, after an interrupted sleep, which came after an entirely unproductive day — I must be PMSing, because everything looks grim.
It is extraordinarily easy, on days like today, to wrap myself up in the bubble of all my shortcomings. All the things I am not and goals left un-achieved poke at my psyche like a toothpick at the gum line. Yesterday, in an email, a friend who I love told me that perhaps I am too hard on myself. Perhaps that’s the lesson God is trying to get through to my thick skull these days. I always find it difficult to skip along the shoreline of grace while reaching for the skyline of excellence. It’s a daily struggle for me.
My weight has skyrocketed to an alarming 169 pounds. My business goals seem like mountains of Goliaths I must conquer in just a short time. And I overslept this morning, giving me only 10 more minutes before I must awaken the Master of Mayhem, my little guy, and get him and his sister ready for school.
I am about to start a Design Book, however. Created by Mary Kay Independent National Sales Director Pamela Shaw, it’s a tool for Mary Kay but I recommend it for anyone who wants to live a focused life on a daily basis. You can check it out here under Design Tools. I’m starting in the middle. It’s not a perfect time to start — it’s not the beginning of the month, or even the week. But 90 days from now, I hope to be in a better place than I am today, and this is one of the tools I have to help me. So I’ll be popping in my praise music and plotting out my success.
Today, I am grateful for you. Because I really want to be held accountable — for my health and well-being goals, and everything else. Tonight, I hope you will ask me how I did. Knowing that you’ll be there, ready to hold me accountable, will help me make better decisions throughout the day.
Here is what I hope to accomplish today:
1. Make an appointment for a complete physical.
2. Run for an hour.
3. Wear my body bugg and actually upload the info.
4. Track what I eat, when I eat it and how I feel throughout the day.
5. Confirm all the Mary Kay appts. I have this week.
I have an appointment tonight, so it will be late, but I’ll try to post results later.