Uh, wow.  Who knew posting so many (cute) pictures of your kids/family would make you so popular?  ;)  I'll have to do that more often... Anyway, so I've been thinking about goal setting for a while now.  I even thought, "wouldn't it be cool if there were some sort of point system?"  Lo and behold, my newfound friend posted about a challenge she's participating in.   Yesss!  And I am completely unashamed in admitting that I am totally copying her idea, with some slight modifications.  Basically, there are four areas where I personally want to see some growth: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  There are ten points possible in a day, and each area gets at least one dedicated point.  There's also the option of 10 free points to use throughout the week, or a free day.  Also, each week the Personal Goal changes.  Here's what I've come up with:
  1. 64 oz. of water
  2. 30-45 minutes of physical activity
  3. one blog post (on either site)
  4. no eating out
  5. no refined sugar
  6. 1 hr. schoolwork (not necessarily consecutive)
  7. 15 min. of scripture reading (5 min w/ every meal)
  8. get to bed before 11 pm
  9. Express sincere appreciation, love or praise to my children
  10. Personal Goal: make and keep meal plan
So yeah, I'm excited :)  I love setting goals, making plans, creating lists, etc.  I'm just not the best at follow-through... anybody interested in joining me?  I need to be held accountable to someone other than myself.  And there could be prizes!  Maybe?  So far I'm blackmailing my mother and husband into accepting the challenge.  Next week's potential Personal Goal: accepting the free will of others.  *B


  1. Yay! GO for it!
    I'm actually about to die over here because snacks are calling my name. But i am staying strong!

  2. I'm assuming you were referring to Jen's bog post because I was sad that she didn't invite others to participate as well. :) I'll do it with you! But I'm going to have to alter your goals a little back to Jen's. I don't have the homework thing so I'll do the 2 fruit, 2 veggie thing. When do we start?

  3. I love this! In fact I might even use it myself! thanks for inspiring me.

    although I do beleive I will start next week...I have a birthday part tomorrow and Sunday for Jared and I am pretty sure sugar is involved :)

  4. I love this idea. I may have to copy. Keep it up.


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