Monday, November 5, 2012

Make It Count Monday, Week 2

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!


  1. Yay for you on increasing the productivity. WTG!!

  2. Oh I like the candy as a reward. We still have a whole jarful, so I should probably steal that idea!

    Good job getting all of that stuff done...especially all the laundry you must go through!!!

    And I was JUST thinking this morning about how I haven't even gone for a run in over a month. Or done much walking at all. I used to work out literally every day (of course the Army built it into my schedule so that helped!) but it's still kind of depressing. So how bout I commit to one workout too and we can be accountability partners? It's tough but possible to get out with all three kids, and I have Wii yoga that I can easily do instead of flopping myself on the couch at night! And I'll be praying for good weather for you so that you can have as enjoyable a workout as possible!

    1. I love this idea! I have not tried Wii yoga. It might be the answer to the weather issue! We are going to Costco today, so that might be the extent of the walking, but I'm still motivated to try for an actual workout walk!

  3. newest follower from the GFC hop! cant wait to hear from you!!

    xoxo - kyie

  4. Hi I'm a new follower from the GFC blog hop. Your blog is lovely i can't wait to read more.

  5. Oh my goodness! I love this idea of setting up a goal for the week. Just one. I think I try to do too much sometimes and never really do one thing well.

    I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old. As a mommy of twins, you are my hero.

  6. Hi new to your blog from the GFC hop love your blog already cant wait to read more. I have a little Daddy blog if you have time it would be great if you could pop by.

  7. Newest follower from the GFC blog hop, hope you can come by and follow back :)

  8. Goals are great... and even easier to achieve when you have someone to help motivate you! Newest follower from GFC blog hop!