Saturday, June 2, 2007

S.M.A.R.T. Habits Saturday

Lara Gallagher, creatoress of The Lazy Organizer, has a great weekly feature entitled S.M.A.R.T. Habit Saturday. It is all about building better habits a Saturday at a time. I need this very badly right now because I have been letting so many of my good habits slip. I started the year out exercising four hours a week, loosing weight, having morning exercises with my children before walking Cookie to school, reading my scriptures every time my hubby read his, etc... All that has stopped. SO, I am going to take the S.M.A.R.T. challenge and rebuild those good habits. To start with I am going to JUMP out of bed when DSSH gets up for work. I am going to make my bed before I take one step, and then I am going to move my body around (exercise) just until he gets out of the shower (that should be about 7 minutes of moving, and that is 7 more minutes than I'm doing now). This is a Mon-Fri goal, and on Mondays my movement will include changing the sheets.

I will report my success and a new goal every Saturday. Oh, and I should thank No Ordinary Mom for setting a good example and helping me find the S.M.A.R.T. habits idea.

8 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Your Welcome :)!!

I am glad you hopped on the bandwagon. Your new habit for the week sounds like a good way to start. Good luck with it!

Rebecca said...

Welcome to SHS! I share your love of ice-cream but can't say I share your eagerness to jump out of bed. Good luck with that one!

Amanda said...

HI! I too am new to SHS! I hope that I can do better and make a habit out of living life healthier, it's nice to have found people who also are trying to start or continue healthy habits!!

Robin@MyPursuitOf... said...

Glad you JUMPED in to SHS. I hope you do well JUMPING out of bed each morning. Have a great week!

Misty said...

I think I ought to have the same goal. I'm trying to stick more firmly to my diet, also this week!! I'll check back in later and let you know how I did! By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog!!

Lucy van Pelt said...

On Saturday, I learned about how much excercise you can do while brushing your teath. I've been wasting that time my whole life.

Good luck with jumping out of bed!

Amber said...

Pretty great goals! Maybe I'll get around to checking out their site. Just as soon as I can get over my comfortably, guilty SMART Habit-free life. :-)

Montserrat said...

Glad you joined SHS! Sounds like you've picked a good, obtainable habit to work on. Go for it!