I can't even tell you how excited I was when I discovered the secret bonus of having "Progress" as my One Little Word in 2015: Yup! I get to name my monthly check-ins "Progress Reports"! How cute is that?!? (Yes, this is the kind of stuff I geek out over on a daily basis).
As I mentioned in this post, I am hoping to see a lot of progress in 2015. Who doesn't like to see progress when they are working toward a goal? I think that's why I love ironing and vacuuming--I can immediately see progress when I'm doing those chores. Something was a wrinkly mess, and now it's smooth. The floor was covered in Buster hair, now it is not. Doing those kinds of chores are deeply satisfying to me.
Two of my "progress" goals are health related. Because this isn't my first time at the rodeo, I know that getting back in shape is a long process. I know it doesn't happen overnight, as much as I wish it would. It involves a stick-to-it attitude. Some days I see progress, some days I don't. When I don't, it makes me want to quit. I don't want to do that in 2015, so I decided to use Elise's charts to track my progress. It is remarkably satisfying to color in those little circles each night. My charts don't look like much yet, but I know over the course of a year, they will look amazing. More importantly, they will show me the progress I made toward accomplishing my 2015 goals.
Goal #1: More than 100 Ab Mat sit ups every day:
Goal #2: No Sugar:
Goal #3: Write Something Every Day:
So that's month one.
Progress was made.
PS I am starting my Minimalism Challenge tomorrow. Lots of people are doing it with me, and some have chosen to skip around on the days. I think I will be more successful if I just go in order. Tomorrow's challenge is staying offline all day (eek!), which means no blogging (or checking email, Twitter, Instagram...). I will post this week's Uncle Ken Cooking Challenge recipe on Wednesday--it looks like a good one--be sure to stop by and check it out!