Telling you how much I suck hurts me more than it hurts you

Most of the time I love goals. They’re like dreams just waiting to come true.

Some times, though, I hate goals. Especially when I have to own up to them…

It’s halfway through September and it’s time to see how we’re doing on our September goals.

Goal #1 – Fill up the Bound Together Workshop

My mom loves to pray. It’s her favorite activity in the entire world. So before I even joined the September Goal Meet-up I had my mom praying for these workshops. Her prayers, however, came with a stipulation.

“Don’t speak badly about what is being prayed for. You cannot pray for something and then talk about how it can’t or won’t happen. Prayer doesn’t work that way. Joyce Meyer said.”

So that is all I’m going to say about that.

Goal #2 – Make dinner once a week. Without a drive thru.

This has been easy because I started the Abs Diet (the only diet I’ve ever had any success with) last week and there aren’t many options available at the drive thru. Even better is that my wonderful mother-in-law got us a subscription to Cooking Light and September had TONS of great recipes. So I’m doing surprisingly well with this one. Mark isn’t the biggest fan (and even SAW I MADE DINNER and asked for Taco Bell, instead. I KNOW!), but he’ll survive.

Goal #3 – Workout for 25 minutes.
Excuses beginning in 3…2…

Here’s the thing. The underlying goal was to lose weight. The Abs Diet is doing that for me. I can already tell that it’s working because the muffin top that sometimes forms when I wear a certain pair of pj boxers is shrinking. Shrinking AS IF I were doing 25 minutes of jumping jacks every day. Even though I’m not. I should be. But I’m not.

Quit being so judgmental.

Goal #4 – Read through Ephesians.

Wow. I am obviously NOT a champ when it comes to goals. The closest I’ve gotten to reading Ephesians is this tweet.

And I just want everyone to know that that little admission (not reading the Bible regularly) just lost me my seat at Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks.

And I’m making a Goal #5 which is “Comment on more blogs”. I put you people in my Google Reader and I laugh, cry, think about what you write, but I never come over to your place to comment. To interact. This is bad. I must stop.

Right now, I’m thinking “Why share your horrible goal meeting abilities with the world? Hide, Woman, hide!” but I’m going to share. I have 2 weeks to do better, and dangit, I’m going to use public humiliation to fuel that fire!

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5 thoughts on “Telling you how much I suck hurts me more than it hurts you

  1. Elisa says:

    Haha, I just posted my progress on Rebecca’s blog. I’m in similar boats on most. Kinda halfway there, thought about it, planned it out…the hardest part of ANY goal setting is the doing part. I really just need to pull the trigger on a couple things. Hoping for some real goal-setting work to be done this weekend. As long as there are no BBQs, afternoon long naps or good Discovery channel marathons to watch. 🙂

    BTW, as a random aside, I once took an online quiz called “Which book of the Bible are you” and I got Ephesians. So if you want some added momentum, apparently if you read that book you will know everything about me!


    I hate the doing part. Ugh. And how funny that you are Ephesians! Now when I read it I’m only going to be thinking of you!

  2. Akirah says:

    I love Ephesians. Read it.

    Does that help motivate you?

    Also, don’t feel bad about not meeting your goals. It doesn’t sound like you’re beating yourself up quite yet, which is a good thing. These things take time. I’m sure you’ll make some good progress by the time two weeks rolls around!


    How funny! And it DID help! I’m all I have to now, Akirah said!

  3. Monica says:

    You have 13 days to get it in gear missy! So you’ve traded the Shed for the Abs Diet, huh? And it works, huh?

    You’d be proud to know that I’ve been working out like a crazy person and I love it. I forgot how much I like working out. I’m taking martial arts- so maybe its the punching and kicking that I enjoy 🙂

    I love that you asked your mom to pray and you’re going to let her prayers work. She’s right, negative talk is the devil– we shouldn’t do it.

    Maybe if you read Ephesians and do little blog post where you teach us something that you learned? Would that help? (You’d have to make it funny of course)

    You’ve got 13 days! I’m cracking the whip (not really)!


    I’m so thankful for everyone’s encouragement! And I’m so jealous that you’re doing the martial arts! Mark does it and I’m wanting to but we have to wait for my gym membership contract to run out so that we have room in The Budget.

  4. Chelsea says:

    The idea of monthly goals makes me nervous. I’m doing the 101 in 1001 and that’s less stress for me. I woudln’t be able to sleep at night if I knew there was stuff I had to accomplish quickly. And I’d hate the fact that I’d have to answer to my readers and tell them I failed. I’m not as strong as you!

    Good idea to do a mid-month assessment. In my opinion, cooking tastes better and is cheaper… and working out is overrated!

    PS- Sounds like your mom is a smart woman.


    She is!

    I love your 101 in 1001, and you’re right about most people and deadlines being stressful but I’m the MOST laidback person ever when it comes to missing deadlines. Failure does not bother me. And I think I’m going to argue that your statement “working out is overrated” is God’s way of trying to tell me not to worry! Thanks for being His messenger 😀

  5. Rebecca says:

    You’re hilarious. Surely that should count towards your goals. Two weeks left – you can DO it! 🙂


    Ha, I’m going to add “Be hilarious” to October’s goals and then insist that it’s been completed. And 2 weeks is MORE than enough time, right?

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