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Goals for August

 

It took me some time to think about what I wanted my goals to be in August. First, I wanted to wait and see where God would direct me when it came to my goals. I also wanted to make sure it was something I would actually do and not just something I felt like I had to do.

If I am going to succeed at making life healthy. I have to choose goals that I want and not what others expect me to do or do them in the ways that others expect me to do them. I’ve been thinking about my relationships this week. I took a 5 day break to make sure I am making healthy choices for my life based on my own opinions and ideas. I also realized that I needed to listen to what God had to say too. I cannot live in shame or guilt anymore. I cannot be ashamed about my throat being the way it is. I cannot be ashamed that I can’t go full throttle when it comes to exercise. That I can make healthy, mindful decisions each moment of my life. Wednesday while I was walking with my nephew in my parking lot. He and I have been walking with my wheelchair around the parking lot and I sit when I have to while walking along. I increased my walking area by one carport section. I have a huge parking lot to walk in. And two carports isn’t even half the parking lot. There are a lot of parking sections that I can walk around before I can expand my walking ability. The reason I am telling you this, is that I apologized to my 27 year old nephew for being slower than him and not being fast like he is. You know what this caring young man said to me. He said “I am not here for me, I am here for you.” I’ve been thinking about his statement for 2 days. I’ve been thinking about how I let my fear of slowing people down and not being fast stop me from doing what I would like to do in the exercise department.

I took some time to think about what I would like to accomplish in August. So without any more stalling here it is:

Write daily for my book

Write 4 articles that are not book reviews for Jamie Chases Butterflies

Walk outside with Jesse or Kelly twice a week

Cook two recipes this month

Journal in my prayer journal daily

Ask God before making any decision I need to make

Continue writing in my food journal, taking blood sugars, Peak flow measurements and charting them

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