Wahoo! It’s April!
I finally feel like I’m moving past the Winter blues and into gorgeous, wonderful Spring-dom. Living in a small apartment sort of made Winter a season of watching Curious George on repeat… two thumbs down. Because of the layout of our apartment, it feels like we live our lives in one big room. So, the list of things to do runs out pretty quick when we’re stuck inside. But since the weather change, we’ve been outside as much as we can!
Last month, Rosie potty trained (!!!) and I started a Couch-to-5k program (!!!!!!!!). I really can hardly believe either of those things. This week though, my knee was like “wait what?” and has been super achy. I’m opting to take a break from running for the week, but still working on endurance on a stationary bike. Downside: it’s not outside. Perk: I get to watch Bones while I work out. You win some, you lose some.
During the month of March, I’ve also been thinking a lot about discipline. Not “discipline” as in spankings, time-outs, etc., but more a long the lines of self-discipline. My habits, the habits I am instilling in my children, how I handle the charge I’ve been given as a mother and as a wife, my exercise and diet, etc… all of these things have been constantly running through my head. I can’t say I’m super happy with the structure of our day, so I’ve been slowly taking steps toward better habits, which is part of the reason for the C25K program. Another goal I have is to begin consistently waking early. And I mean… early. Our mornings suck about 80% of the time, and that’s largely due to the fact that I don’t wake up and get my act together before my babes do. But, in order to do all the things I want to do before they wake up… I feel like I should really wake up at 5. FIVE. AY. EM. No later than 5:30, but really… 5 would be ideal.
So, maybe if I write about it here… I’ll do it? 🙂 Here we go, goals for April!
Wake up consistently at 5:30AM.
…no matter what. I’ll start here, and maybe work my way back to 5. Haha.
Continue training for a 5k.
(Yep, we’re moving. We don’t know where, and that whole story is complicated and basically just tied to Kip’s next job move… decision pending. Our lease here is up May 9th, so hopefully before then we have made some decisions and know where we’ll call home next. This will be our 5th move in our 3 years of marriage, so. Moving is obviously our jam.)
Find a guided Bible study to add to my morning routine.
Celebrate Sam’s first birthday!
This will be the easiest goal to accomplish, hands down. 🙂 We had a birthday party for him with family last week, but we will come up with a fun plan for a day-of celebration. ❤ I can’t believe it’s been a year already.
Being a person who usually flies by the seat of my pants, I am really hoping and praying to learn to create a better home and a more structured day for my kids. I think this will help us all in about 359 different ways. If any seasoned Mothers or just really organized people have any advice for me, I am 100% open to it. 🙂