The next 30 days….
I don’t know if it’s the wine from last night or my pure excitement for starting a new program tomorrow that’s got me all wound up and unable to sleep any longer! It’s 6:30am on Sunday morning and I couldn’t wait to get out of bed today! I have to work, I have a 4 year old, I even have a broken dog that needs to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes, but man I couldn’t stay in bed! So here I am, calendar in front of me, crayola markers with the caps off, I'm so ready to get my schedule ready for the month!
The 1st day of the month is such a symbolic day. It means so much more than Day 1 of the month. To me it means a fresh start. A new beginning! Oh, and I need to change out my contacts. But, seriously! My next 30 days just so happens to begin on a Monday too! O.M.G. I seriously cannot contain myself! A new month! 30 days! Aren’t you people jumping with joy?!
So what are my plans for the month? I’ll tell you. I’m totally going to clean out my garage! I’ll take pictures, you’ll see, this is not your average garage. Or maybe it is? But to me it’s my burden, the thing I see everyday and am disgusted with. This is not an, “I’ll do it in one day” type of project. It’s an absolute DISASTER! Which means I really need to spend some quality time. I have four, 4 hour windows while my daughter is at school to accomplish this in the next 30 days. If I take it a section at a time, I should be able to knock it all out during my time slot and even have time for a shower before having to pick her up.
I’m so excited!
So that’s my days off and what I’m planning on doing. Self love to my home. She’s been good to me, and now it's time to be good to her. We do so much for our things and our families. We plan our date nights, we plan our outings with the kids & friends. We plan our yearly vacations in advance and put them on the calendar. And then we show up! We show up on time and rock our Hawaiian getaway like Rockstars! So why can’t we show up for our bodies? Without our bodies we can’t go to the Bahama’s, we can’t push a broom to sweep the garage, and we definitely can’t function at work or take care of our kids, our signifigant others, OURSELVES!
Why is taking care of ourselves always on the back burner? Why is cleaning out the garage more of a priority than my own physical & mental health? I literally said that I look at my garage and am disgusted. Do I look at my body and think that? Well, no, I happen to love my body and I have been taking care of it, but I know I can always do better! I can always improve! I love seeing the changes that are taking place. I love putting my size 12 & 10’s in a super air tight bag, way back in the dark side of the closet, never to be seen again!
Guess what, the next 30 days, my new workout that I’m doing is 30 minutes long. So you know what that means? I can wake up, put the coffee on, push play on my new workout, and then rock my day. 30 minutes is literally 2% of my day. I can make the time. And I’m going to! Swimsuit season is right around the corner and this Mom is going to show up this year! I don’t want to wear a one piece anymore. I don’t want to wrap a towel around my waist the second I walk outside. I want to wear a bikini! Or at least mentally feel like I am! I know my goal isn’t a quick fix. This will take time, dedication and focus. But I know I can do it!
So get out your calendar’s & your wacky gel pens and write it down! Write out your agenda, put it pen to paper! I’m telling you when you sit down and use an actual pen, and not just type it into your device a connection happens. To me, it’s like I’m signing a contract. I’m in. Locked in! No going back once it hits my calendar. It’s 30 days. Not a New Year’s resolution. Just the next 30 days! The time is going to pass either way. Let’s make it count!