So apparently my husband (some of you may remember him?) he actually started this blog before we got married 12 years ago, and um well, I think he hasn’t posted on this blog for nearly ages. But that’s okay, I still love him (pretty amazing of me right?) Apparently he’s going to start making regular posts on this here blog in the very near future.
Here’s the deal. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but we have an issue with going to bed on time, and a few other daily disciplines that you should already have “down” when you reach adulthood. So Chris turned 40 this year (I’m still a mere 35) and we still don’t know how to go to bed before 11 or 12pm, which doesn’t really work for a guy who has to wake up at 4:00am!
We’ve tried lots of challenges to get us motivated to stay on track, we’ve tried writing out goals every night (lasted a few weeks), tried shared To-Do lists, and several ways of staying disciplined. Turns out that money is pretty much the only thing that actually motivates us (what does that say about our character?) I’m not even talking about a lot of money, a $10 reward for the person who accumulates the most points in a two week period. We each have 8 points we can earn each day, his goals are slightly different than mine. They include things like waking with alarm, no media before breakfast, eating a green smoothie, blogging, Bible reading, exercise, to bed on time, and so on. Things like eating off plan actually take points you’ve earned away (which caused me to spit out the bite of bread I took from an extra piece of toast, into the pig bucket).
It’s only been a week. But I have a good feeling that this is going to be a system that works for us. Both of us have put back on a few pounds we had lost, and we both have more to lose, so here is to meeting goals in 2014, getting fit, getting more sleep, staying on track with our budget, and getting more out of life. I’m really excited for the coming year, really excited!
Oh, and I’m really excited about hearing what Mr. Burns has to say on this blog and on his personal blog as well! I think I’m going to win this week though babe, but keep trying. ;)