A lot happened last month and even though I didn’t commit to blogging on a regular basis like I wanted to, I knocked out most of the goals I set out with the exception of one and a half. I didn’t go to church like I wanted to – I am between decisions of finding a new church or just staying with the one we have gone to – and I didn’t finish reading the book I set out to finish. It is a work as you go kind of book, so I didn’t want to rush through it and not get everything that I need from it. I have actually been reading that one on and off for a while, but this past month I really jumped in with it. Only a little bit left.
But here is a recap in images from the month – workouts, life, and everything in between.
It is most definitely a new year and boy did 2015 fly by! With a fresh new year, so many of us jump at the sound of a fresh start. It sounds awesome, we get 365 new days to do something great, but so many times, after the first few weeks, we lose interest and things start to blend in again. I pretty much let that happen last year! Sure, things get crazy sometimes and life happens. I made my goals last year and tucked them away! I wasn’t seeing them everyday and they weren’t in my face.
As a result, not much on my goal list was accomplished. I wasn’t truly setting out with a plan each month and I wasn’t breaking those goals that happen over time with work down into smaller goals.
I heard something really interesting this morning as I was watching T.D. Jakes, A new life comes from a new mind. We can get a new year, but if we go into that new year as the same person we were last year, then nothing will change. You can buy a new car, but if you get in the car as the same old person, you will have the same experience.
Wow that speaks volumes and so much truth. I am grateful for that reminder to renew our mind. I actually got down with a plan, a friend and I actually. We were talking one night through facebook messenger and thought “what if we did monthly meet ups to plan our goals with other women”. We wanted something to change. We did not want to face another year as the same old person. We wanted to grab this life by the horns and become the women that we were created to be!
We had such a great time and many new friendships formed. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waste any time on something that will hold me down. Its time to throw out the crap and go for what God has for us!
Here are a few images from our day and a peek into some of my changes with the way I am doing things. When you find a journal or a planner choose what speaks to you or you prob won’t use it.
I hope that your thanksgiving is full of love and happiness! I am so grateful for the family that I have and even though my mom isnt here with us anymore, we know that she would want us to enjoy our time together!
My husband had to work today so we celebrated yesterday with a few friends and today I am going to my sisters house and celebrate with them. I know I posted yesterday about great healthy foods, but I totally knocked that out today. I am going to need to run a marathon if I eat like a buffalo today!!! Hoping I can keep it under control!!
Homemade Macaroni and cheese
Homemade Stuffing like my mom used to make
My sister isnt big on turkey, but she used to love the fried turkey my mom used to make so I opted for this version this year. I cut my turkey up into sections and fried – not the healthiest option at all!!
Homemade apple pie
Homemade banana pudding for my dad
Cornbread for the stuffing.
What are you eating today?!