battle of the spouses: week 3

I’m going to back date this post to Monday, but clearly I am a couple of days late posting it. I kind of felt convicted that I needed to take care of some things on my to-do list before I wrote another blog post. So, that’s what I did.

Let’s see, week three, was pretty good. There was only one day where I didn’t meet my “official fitbit goals”, but I made a conscious choice to rest that day and knew that would mean not hitting the goals. I was and still am at peace with that decision. My body needed a break. Plus, I think I needed to let that “perfection” idol take a topple.

I really felt like I made some strides in the food category, but I only had three days where I waited for zero the whole day. I don’t think this tells the full story, because I can tell there is a major shift happening. The reason for the shift lies solely on the practice of renewing my mind. Quite frankly, I really don’t care if I earn quarters for the food category or not, I’m loving the heart changes I’m seeing.

Let’s get on with the numbers:

Food Boundary: 3/7
Activity Minutes: 485

I beat the Husband again this week, and I’m now ahead by 18 quarters. I’m not sure he can catch up this week, but we’ll see. At the end of week 4 we will find out who wins the backrubs and such.

I’m still working on that next renewal of the mind post, but as I said, I felt some other things needed to take priority. I finished up the seventeen year old’s lesson plans today (Wednesday), so at least that’s off my list. I had already completed the other three kids’ prep for the fall. Which means, other than some print outs I need to add to their folders, I’m finished planning/prepping for the 2015/2016 homeschool year. I still have to do some lesson plans for the classes I teach at co-op, but those won’t be as complicated…. I hope.

Ok, all of that to say, I haven’t forgotten about the mind renewal series. It will be coming soon.


3 thoughts on “battle of the spouses: week 3

    • Hey Kat, yes, I won the first 4 weeks. Now, we’re on an unexpected hiatus. The bathroom remodel we planned for while the kids were out of town has taken over our lives. I worked for 15 days straight (8+ hours per day) and didn’t earn a single “activity minute” because apparently ripping out tile and drywall don’t count? We did so many flights of stairs during that time… and then we started forgetting to wear the fitbit (sooo tired). We knew there was no way we were going to go for a run or walk just to earn activity minutes when we were already falling into bed at night soooo sore. Now, the kids are back… but the bathroom still isn’t finished. We’ve taken some much needed time off in the last week… well, mine was kind of forced time off because I did something to my back and could barely move for almost 2 days. We’ve still put in some hours trying to finish the project. I’m hoping to finish painting tomorrow. We were talking today that we’ll probably resume on Sunday or Monday. Ok, so that’s probably way more than you wanted to know lol.

  1. Oh no I don’t mind! Well, congrats on winning πŸ™‚ And great job to you both! I know your hubby did really well with his goals too. I would say you stayed active :):) and it will look amazing when you are finished I’m sure.

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