My husband and I have been running, or at least attempting to run for the last 4 months. We have gone every other day alternating so that we each get to go and we each get a break. We started back in February and we were getting up at 5:30 am. Now, I am definitely not a morning person, so I switched from 5:30 am to between 8-9 pm. I don't mind going that late, except, I tend to miss my running time due to a multitude of reasons. I actually prefer running at night, but I may have to start going back to the mornings again. I am missing to many times and it too easy to make an excuse. Recently, I asked my husband how he was able to get up at 5 am (he actually stretches out, which is something I need to start doing). He said he just made the decision to do it and he does it. Sounds simple doesn't it?
Well, for me it hasn't been that easy, but I have decided that I need to follow his lead and just make the decision to commit. Now, when I say I need to make the decision to commit, I am not just talking about running! I am making the decision to commit to running (getting up early or sucking it up and going no matter what, unless I am really, really sick), eating a meat free/dairy free/gluten free diet, making time to create, making time to donate, and making time to live the life I want to lead.
I am going to take the time to get organized, clean, and purge what I don't need. I have slowly been purging things, but I don't think that I have been doing enough. This is a huge piece of what is going to make my life easier. The better organized I am, the easier it will be to have the time to do all the other things that I want to do. I think that making this decision now is good. I was never a tv watcher, but over the last number of years, I have started to get sucked into shows. Now that summer is here and season finales are over, I am hoping that getting in a good routine will help me remain in a routine once the new season starts again in the fall. I'm hopeful that I will be in such a routine, that I won't want to watch as much tv.
I am going to start researching recipes that are meat free, gluten free, and dairy free. Myself and my oldest son are gluten and dairy sensitive. My oldest was also recently diagnosed with PDD NOS (he has high functioning autism) and seems to do much better when he doesn't ingest gluten and dairy. My husband's doctor wants him to eat an animal protein free diet and from what I've researched, I've found that this is the best diet for me to eat given my BRCA2 situation, especially since I am leaning against having surgery!
I have a ton of craft supplies, and when I think about how much money I have spent on them, I get a little sick to my stomach. I was a little crazy with buying. Since I love to create and I have a lot of supplies to create with, my goal is to create with them and then donate them to different agencies. I am hopeful that I can donate and get rid of some of my supplies, as well as feel good about taking time to create.
I am making the decision to follow through with my goals in life, instead of just having goals that I don't follow through with!