My theme for this year is diligence. I’ve had a few posts rolling around in my head regarding my theme, how things are going, etc, but they never really made it to paper or blog. The first quarter of the year went well. I was working diligently to get into a rhythm for my Bible reading and prayer time.
Then April started. Nothing grand or tragic happened. I just fell short of my goals for this important area in my life.
Do you know what happens this weekend?
We start a brand new month. For the first time, I’m going to participate in a project called 3 in 30. Basically it is all about breaking down your bigger goals into chunks that can be met in 30 days. You set 3 goals that you can meet in 30 days. Simple.
I was tempted to throw in some blog or business things, but decided to keep first things first. So here are my 3 goals for 30 days in May.
1. Lose 3 pounds. I’d like to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday. I have 11 months. I keep telling myself that if I start RIGHT NOW, it is less than three pounds per month. Totally doable. Procrastination is my foe when it comes to most goals. “I have all week to get this project finished.” “I have 10 years until my 10th high school reunion”…gone. I don’t want to let this one pass me by. Three pounds is my first baby step. By the way, 30 pounds less of me will be less than I weighed when I graduated high school (don’t worry, I can spare the 30 pounds), which will be quite awesome.
2. Read one chapter in Proverbs daily. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs and 31 days in May, a perfect fit. I like reading Proverbs, it is to-the-point. This is my “easy” goal. The challenge will be to actually do it daily. I tend to skip days here and there, then play catch up in my Bible reading plans.
3. Serve two vegetables with every dinner I cook at home. We need more veggies in our life. That is all this is about. I’m pretty sure it will help with goal #1, too.
What goals do you have in mind for the fresh, new month ahead of us?