I love Lent and Easter season because of their message of renewal of faith. Today is Good Friday, meaning Lent is ending. I've done a horrible job of focusing on my faith renewal this Lenten season. I've let my job get in the way of everything else that is important in my life, despite my best efforts.
But it's never too late, and with Easter on Sunday now is just as good a time to kick off my own personal time to reclaim my health, my faith and just my life in general.
I just signed up for a triathlon. A triathlon that just happens to take place in two weeks. Am I crazy? Probably so, but I need the motivation. I know with what little time I have to train (and seriously, I've worked out maybe four times in the past three months and three of those times have been in the past week) I'm probably going to have to just walk the running portion. Still, to accomplish something that requires some serious physical exertion is just what I need to kick the metal fatigue I've been fighting for a few months.
I've been developing a list in my head over the past few days of the other things I want to practice in the coming month to reclaim my life. I don't want to say they're set in stone or they're resolutions or what not. These are just things I'm going to work on, and even if I only accomplish a few of them I will still have taken steps toward getting my life back together.
1. Use the neti pot.
2. Pack or purge a few boxes worth of stuff each week in anticipation of the June move.
3. Make most of my own meals.
4. Run, bike or swim 4-5 times a week.
5. Drink more water.
6. Spend some quality time with the Modern Love Machine.
7. Blog at least every other day.
8. Go to bed early.
9. Focus at work.
10. Go to church every week.
11. Take a walking break each day at work.
12. Wear sunscreen.
Any other suggestions?