Friday, March 15, 2013

Early to Rise Challenge

So, I've been thinking all this time, wow, I completely FAILED at this early to rise challenge.

Why should I even write about the time I've been waking up (mostly 7AM) when I was saying "I'm going to wake up at 6AM and get so much done!"

Cause I'm not waking up at 6AM, I must have failed the challenge, right?!

Yeah, I was reading Money Saving Mom's post for today (Day 9), and she said moving forward, even at a microscopic rate, is still moving forward.

OH YEAH! That makes sense!

I was waking up at 7:20. I have given myself an extra 20 minutes! That's quite a bit of time in the AM.

Also, I must share this excuse with you. Who does an early to rise challenge during the Daylight Savings Time change?! Honestly.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Day Whatever-Early to Rise

I hate waking up early.

I love waking up early.

I should make up my mind. The bed is just so gosh darn comfy in the AM. When I do get up early, 
I have more time to do stuff, like type up this post. Cause even though no one admits they are here (no comments) I still see page views. So, I will keep sharing.

Last night at the Church Council meeting, Pastor talked about God moments, and how we should be sharing them regularly with those around us. I couldn't agree more. Weigh down tells you to look for jewels and ways of escape when it comes to your eating habits. These are God moments that you will miss unless you intentionally look for them. I need to make a point to find God moments, because I know they are there, and I know by seeking them, my relationship with God will grow closer. And what Christian doesn't want that?

So my God moment/Early to Rise update is...
I am no where near getting up at the 6:30 time I would like. or even 6 which would be really awesome.
But since I was waking up at about 7:20 and am now out of the shower by then, I do feel I'm making progress. My alarm is set for 6:40. I like to hit snooze. God has used the body he's given me to wake me up at 6:45 the past 3 days. Do I hate it? Absolutely. But I also love it. Cause I know its something that is helping me in the long run. I'm accomplishing more. I'm ready and not rushing out the door. That's progress.

AND! since I know many of you are reading this... and are also probably friends with me on Facebook...
Please please please, if you are at all interested in a Scentsy book, party, or ordering, please let me know. I would LOVE to share Scentsy with everyone I know, and until everyone knows, I will not be quiet, because it's an amazing product, and a great gift for someone too! :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weekly Goals/Plans

How's this for accountability...

My plans for the week, and my goals for the week.

Tuesday- Scentsy visit, PLL
Wednesday- Lenten service at LIUMC (Food Pantry discussion)
Thursday- Dallas Elementary Expo
Saturday- Visit with friends, out to see Hidden Drive
Sunday- Teach Sunday School and LIYF

I'm about 90% positive I missed some things.

-Wake up by 6:45, following MSM's Early to Rise Challenge
-Finish "Leading on Empty"
-Write Parent newsletter for LIYF
-Walk on treadmill 10 minutes per day
-Follow daily cleaning schedule
-Watch Weigh Down video one, start workbook
-Figure out a Bible reading schedule that works (since following the CCV plan isn't)

Check back in to see how it goes

Early to Rise Challenge

I'm taking part in MoneySavingMom's Early to Rise Challenge. Basically, wake up earlier, start your day off better, achieve more.

Sounds perfect.

I've actually woken up by 7 each day so far.
Ideally, I'd wake up around 6:15.
I've been waking up at 7:30, so at least I'm making progress.

The challenge is also following along with a book, which I will share that information at a later date.

I'm officially a Scentsy Independent Sales Consultant, which rocks, cause I looooove the stuff.
I had my launch party over the weekend, and it was a huge success :)

I hope to share more over the next week or so...

-Sunday School
-Waking up early
-Goals update...

Check back tomorrow :)