When life knocks you down: April Goals

Alright ladies.  It is that time again.  Back to goal setting Kait.  If you notice my last post about goals was in November.  I have said it before but I will say it again.  Our current foster sons came at the end of October and have rocked my world ever since.  So much stress, anxiety, frustration and love.  It has been really hard for me to do anything but focus on them, and the new dynamic in our family.  I am mad at myself for letting my focus turn from my goals, but hey I guess its what we signed up for in foster care.  Not every case is going to be easy, and be able to blend right in with your family.  Some cases will take a lot of work.  The winter has been LONGGGGGG, and I feel like I have been in survival mode.  I haven’t been my happy normal self, I have been struggling with a lot of anxiety, and even had a panic attack this winter.  The only other time I had a panic attack was about this time last year, when I started doing foster care and we had just gotten our second placement.  I was trying to juggle a medically fragile 3 month old, who I needed to feed every 2 hours all day/night long,  a super busy toddler, my daughters were both still at home and I was working 2 part time jobs which totalled to about 45 hours/week.  Right after that panic attack I quit my 2 jobs and started working from home, and focused on being the best mom I could be.  Things improved quickly and I soon found my happy again, and had an amazing summer and fall 2016.  It is hard to realize how abruptly life can put you back into hard times.

Maybe you can relate to this in other ways in your life, moving, a new job, a break up?  Sometimes life throws you a major curveball and you cannot help but to be distracted.  Your goals that you were once so laser focused on, are no longer a priority.  You get sad, frustrated, unmotivated.

The best part about this is when you hit these lows, there is no where to go but up.  Something will change, shift and you will look at things with a fresh perspective.

Honestly I am so thankful for the small community I have built here on on the blog/vlog.  I had a subscriber send me a DM last week and let me know she started following me in September when my motivation for weight lost and zest for life inspired her.  She told me she had been praying for me as she had been following along in my foster care journey and could tell I had been struggling lately.  She asked if I was still working towards my goals, or if I was letting life derail my plans…..well sweet Marie thank you for giving me the kick in the arse I needed.  You reminded me that I am the one in control of how I react to what life throws at me.  You and your sweet support have kicked me into high gear. So with that I give you my April goals.

Fitness Wise

  • start a 30 day water challenge (drink min of 2.5 litres daily
  • lose 10 lbs to get back to where I was
  • HIIT work outs at home 6 days a week
  • Lifting at gym 3 days a week
  • Take vitamins and probiotics consistently
  • Morning Routine (a post on that to come)

Blog Wise

  • finish module 2 of blog course I am taking
  • Create 8 posts
  • Stick to editorial calendar
  • learn something new about camera
  • film and publish min 6 videos for youtube
  • grow subscribers by 50
  • work on networking with you lovely people!

Relationship Wise

  • work on showing love to my friends
  • weekend away with hubby
  • mini trip with family after our foster sons go home
  • lunch date with my mom
  • daily devotions

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