I know this is overdo! On the 20th, Wednesday, the kids and I spent the entire day with my mother-in-law. We went to the eye doctor and I got some glasses but there weren’t going to be able to have them ready til the next day and I was quite disappointed. We went to Jo-Ann’s up in the big city and were there for SEVERAL HOURS! We ate out at the Olive Garden – and I broke a tooth eating salad! Then we stopped at Wal-Mart and let the kids spend gift cards they got for Christmas. I have no idea how many hours we spent picking and choosing what they were going to buy with their cards. I DO know we arrived home at ten-thirty, I had to put away some food items we bought at Wal-Mart and then I cuddled up on the couch with my eldest while they all watched Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs – one of the things they picked out.

And I fell asleep.

And I did not exercise.

So my run down for Day 20 looks like this:

Activity: None

Activity Length: Zip.

Difficulty: Zzzzz.

Tomorrow: Get over it and get back on the horse.

I mean, yeah, I wasn’t lazy all day long, but there was no “work-out.” And I was really disappointed and frustrated and sad. And then a friend said, “remember what you keep saying… It’s not about being perfect, it’s about building habits.” Except for me it was more than that, and it was also about proving to my skeptical husband that I really could do it, and I hate losing. But she’s right. And life goes on. There are more days. Like Day 21. And 22. Many more days left in this challenge that I cannot ignore.

So on we go.

If you’re just now finding this challenge, start here.

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Amber

Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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