Adam and I have a shared Google Doc with a list of Andrea's to-dos and Adam's to-dos. We go through our yearly goals and put the little steps, the action items into my monthly to-do. I want to run three 5Ks this year. Last month I scoured the local running groups for upcoming fun-runs. I registered for a March Hot Chocolate run and bookmarked two others for May and June. The next step was to get moving. I downloaded a Couch to 5K training program and printed it off. Now for the tough step - actually doing it!
At our meeting last week (yes, Adam and I actually have meetings) I committed to working out three times a week. Here's an excerpt of our "February 2014 Goals" page:
- Meet with nutritionist -- Monday, February 10th at 1:00
- Exercise three days/week
- Week of Feb 1-7
- Week of Feb 8-14
- Week of Feb 15-21
- Week of Feb 22-28
See what that hubby of mine did? He's breaking the month into weeks. I didn't think too much of it until he gave me a little FYI the other day. "Did you know that you have four days left of this first week? And you have three workouts to get in... so....." Then he left it hanging there until I said, "Yup, I'm jogging in the morning," like I had the whole thing planned out already. It was sooooo hard to get up and jog in 30 degree temperatures while my kids were sleeping. If the kids are still sleeping, that means I could still be sleeping. But no! I said that I was going to workout three days a week and my accountability buddy kept me accountable.
|Adam and I on our first date, a million years ago. Aren't we cute?!|
So now I ask you: Are you doing that on purpose? Are you doing anything on purpose? Are you living your life with the purpose and drive to accomplish wonderful things? If you aren't, I suggest you do some soul searching, decide what's important and get to it.