Sunday, January 13, 2013

Broken Promises

I first want to start off by saying what a fantastic, relaxing, and fun weekend I just had! This weekend I got to celebrate a very dear friend's 30th birthday with a girls weekend to Wisconsin! Krista has become an amazing friend to me here in Indianapolis and I am so thankful to have her in my life! She is full of wisdom and love and teaches me something new almost every time I talk with her. Yesterday I got to experience my first spa day! We did the "girlfriends getaway" package complete with a facial, massage, and foot scrub. This was my first facial and massage and it was glorious!! I definitely enjoyed the facial and would like to try another massage sometime! I also finally got to spend some time getting to know Krista's best friend Meggan which was a treat! Meggan is so sweet and kind and everything Krista has talked her up to be :) I also got to spend more time with a couple other girls Janna and Kelly, it's always great to spend time with them, they are amazing ladies, mothers, and wives and it is a joy talking to them.

Now... onto the title of this blog... Broken Promises... Typically this is the point of the "resolution" where I would just give up. I've broken a few of my pledges so I tend to think "why should I keep any of my pledges since I've already broken some and people probably won't take me seriously now..." But I am going to press on.
Here's the update on The Pledge:
Bible reading = awesome. Tomorrow I will be on day 14 of reading my Bible daily

Praying = I know I haven't been focusing on praying daily. I've said at least one small prayer everyday, but would like this to be a bigger focus.

Brushing my teeth = haven't missed a day!

Fruits and Veggies = this weekend was bad

TV = I think I've been good on this one... I know I've cut way back.. I am currently behind on 4 shows I usually watch!

Work = haven't watched anything since the first of the year!

Pop = this one is getting so hard... I was tempted with pop all weekend but never tasted a drop! 13 days and still going...

Guitar = unfortunately this one has been a major fail so far... haven't touched it yet :(

Keeping in touch = well I need to call my friends this week...

Exercise = Yes! I have worked out at least 4 days each week so far!

Meatless = okay, so I did great on this one the first week... here's what happened last week... On Monday I went out to lunch with some co-workers, we went to Noodles and Co and without even thinking I ordered the Spicy Chicken Ceasar Wrap... I didn't realize until a day later that I ate meat... On Wednesday my work provided lunch, I picked up a roast beef sandwich and again, without thinking, took a bite and realized I was eating meat... I figured this past weekend there was no way i was going to get around not eating meat... but looking back at it, I very well could have and I failed when tempted with bacon, BBQ, and pepperoni pizza.

Overall I am pleased with the progress I have made in the first two weeks of the new year and want to finish out this month strong!


  1. Don't get down sis. It's a minor setback. You might have added a few too many things to remember at one time. Don't lock yourself in to giving up on everything just because you slipped on one thing. If it gets to be too much, delay one of these goals so that you can concentrate on forming good habits in the other areas.


  2. I posted a comment from my phone last night, but I guess it never posted. Don't give up! You are doing a great job! It takes quite a bit of time to form new habits and you are doing a wonderful job so far.

    Thanks again for coming this past weekend. I am so glad you were there. Wouldn't have been as fun if you hadn't gone. Hope your day back today is a great one!