Wow, I’m off to a horrible start with my goal setting this year. I did no goals in January. Did post my goals in February but never followed up. And there has been crickets ever since. Well, I’m back to give you my April Goals. Sorry for the silence life has just been a bit crazy.
In a few months, I will be moving back to the midwest. That means I have to be productive. I’ve already begun packing, organizing and getting rid of things. In April I want to be packing at least 3 boxes a day until there are no more boxes. If I pack 3 boxes a day at the end of April I’ll have 90 boxes. I’m really hoping that I don’t have 90 boxes worth of stuff but with 5 people to move I wouldn’t be surprised if we had more.
Along with packing boxes, I’d like to go through everything and get rid of anything we don’t need. I’ve already started selling things I know I don’t want to move and I’ve gone through a ton of old papers and shredded them. I want to make sure that I’m not taking stuff that isn’t necessary or important.
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit this but in April I signed up for Weight Watchers. Over the past 10 years, I’ve watched the number on the scale slowly rise to a place where I’m not comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that I will never be my old 100-pound self nor do I want to be. Because I’m not comfortable with my weight I looked into several diets and diet plans. I also accessed what I felt like were my weak understandings of dieting and healthy eating. My biggest problems were making healthy eating decisions, portion control, and exercise. I knew that I wasn’t going to be good on a diet where I had to eliminate certain foods or where I had to cook elaborate meals.
so, I decided that Weight Watchers was the best fit for me because I wouldn’t have to eliminate anything, it encourages healthy eating and it’s easy to track what I’m eating with their app. I bought several of their snack items on their website knowing that is where I would get myself in the most trouble. I love a good snack during the day. I’ve been using the app for about a week and have already lost 5 pounds! It also feels like the more I force myself to make better decisions the easier it is to make healthier decisions.
With everything that is coming up, I’m a pretty busy person so I don’t really know if I’ll have time to focus on my interests this month. What I would like to do is keep reading. I just signed up for Audible and get my first month free. I’m testing out if I like it or not but I really want to spend time listening to audiobooks. It is hard for me to sit down with a book when it is quiet because I have 3 kids, a husband, 2 ferrets and a house. There is never a dull moment but with my iPhone and my JBL speaker, I can listen to anything anytime.
In April it’s time for me to start being brave. While certain people in my life think it’s totally fine to spew out whatever is on their mind I think it’s about time that I start to treat those people the same. I’m a pretty nonconfrontational person to a point. Let’s just say, I’ve hit my point. Too many times have people spoke untruths about me or made stupid assumptions. Normally, I’m okay with people making themselves look dumb but when I’m trapped into having a relationship with that kind of person I get tired real quick. The specific people I’m thinking about, need to understand that time and time again they’ve crossed my boundaries and are rude, inconsiderate and have no tact. I don’t need to have a relationship with them and going forward if they can’t show a little respect and civility then I’m going to be a no-show everytime they come around. Going forward, I will only surround myself with people who love, respect and support me. Life is too short for toxic relationships.
With so much up in the air it is impossible for me to feel 100% content. I’m excited but nervous about what the next few months will bring. I’m a little sad that I’ll be leaving a place I called home for almost 6 years. There are so many different feelings that come with big changes but I feel okay. Okay might be the best I can muster right now and there isn’t going to be any goal that will make me more content in the next few months.