It's Monday. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing this week. For some reason, the exhaustion hasn't worn off at all from last week, so I don't really feel as though I'm beginning again - more like the continuation of one really, really long week. But since it is Monday, it's time to think about last week's goals and this week's goals.
As you might recall, last week's goal was to use spare time more productively. Right off the bat, I can tell you I failed miserably at actually making a list of "small time" tasks - but I did refer to the post on my phone for the list a few times! So that part didn't work out so well. As for actually getting things done, I think I did better. This is potentially why I am so exhausted. Our house is quite a bit cleaner than it was last Monday, however, and the laundry is (mostly) done and put away. I also found that after a day of focusing on productivity, the next day was easier, and the next day easier still. (It also was helpful to have a nice big dish of Halloween candy to reward myself for said productivity. My motivation is lagging now that we ate all the leftovers...)
Overall, I'm pleased with the results. So for this week, I decided it was safe to set a new goal: exercise once. Just once. I really didn't think it would be this hard. I mean, I was out stroller walking with the girls when they were just a few weeks old. But the last month or so, we've (I've) been slacking. I don't know if it's the rainy weather (if it is, I'm in trouble!) or just overall busyness, but I realized today that our main source of fresh air is walking from the car to the house. Being stuck inside isn't good for any of us!
This week, therefore, a walk is in order. I think tomorrow will be the best day weather-wise, but we have a rain cover for the stroller, so I won't let weather be an excuse. I also won't force myself to wear workout clothes, because changing outfits can be a monumental undertaking depending on the day. But I'm definitely excited to get out with Emily and Erin in the stroller and see what they think about falling leaves and the (hopefully still) sunny weather! They are big enough to sit in the stroller itself and face out instead of sitting up in their carseats facing me, so they should enjoy the walk too. I'll make sure to snap a picture!
Motivation (what I accomplished last week): using my time more productively to get things done during the day
Direction (what I want to accomplish this week): get out of the house and go for a walk at least once this week
Accountability (steps I will take to accomplish this goal): plan a time to take the walk (ie, after morning nap) so it becomes a task to be accomplished, not just something I'd like to get done
I'm linking up with Megan at Positively (Im)perfect for Make it Count Monday! Head on over and check out Megan's goals for the week, as well as all the other posts!