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There's not much to do this time of morning except read The Half-Blood Prince (which I will be doing as soon as I finish typing this here blog) so I thought I might spend some time thinking about my goals.
I am really bad about forgetting to explain that I know first and foremost that I have a Heavenly Father who knows me personally, loves me, and has a plan for me. It is the first thing I think about, but something I often forget to mention. I had a revelation a while ago that this road was NOT going to be easy because I don't tend to appreciate things that come to me easily. I am honestly not in control of anything. He is. But I do have agency to make choices in my life and I have commandments to follow. I also know that there is nothing commanded that He will not provide a way to accomplish. Having said all that, prayer is priority #1.
2. Love on my Husband.
This may seem like a strange goal, but golly this has been tough for him. He had his worst fears realized when he had to break the news to me after I woke up from the procedure. All of this hits a little too close to home and is reminding him so much of the loss of his mother. NOT that I am dying! It's just all the years of taking care of her and feeling so much a loss of faith. He is an amazing care taker and I am one lucky woman to have him as my eternal partner. This trial has brought us closer and is strengthening our marriage everyday.
3. Eat Clean.
This is something I've been incorporating into my life for close to a year. I first discovered the concept of Clean Eating thanks to Anonymous Fat Girl. If you've never heard of it, according to Clean Eating Magazine:
The soul of clean eating is consuming food in it's most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It's not a diet; it's a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation leading to health, well-being and a lean look.
Foundation of a clean-eater's diet:
- Colorful fruit & veggies
- Whole Grains
- Lean Protein
Things to steer clear of:
- Overly processed, refined foods
- Refined flour and sugar
- Saturated and Trans fats
- Anything fried
- Sugar-laden colas and juices
What I love about this concept is that it is so simple, natural, and is really kind of common sense. What I first read about the idea of Clean Eating, I couldn't help but correlate the principles with the Word of Wisdom. It's a plan that works for me- it makes sense.
Exercise was a big part of my life for a while there. I was pretty active up until about a little over a month ago. That's when a depression I had been fighting off for a little while (thanks to the high-hormone birth control I have been taking) really sunk in. I gratefully, have been able to snap out of that funk and hope to return to some enjoyable activity after being cleared by my Dr. on the 4th. My plan includes dancing, walking my dogs, and possibly joining the athletic club across the street to partake of their wonderful lap pool.
This is the final goal and it's an important one for me. I don't want to become stressed out with all of these goals I want to accomplish. I am going to take this nice and easy. Stop and smell the flowers if you will. Go with the flow. Hmmm, I think I ran out of cheesy lines with that one. But you get the picture.