5 Intentions to live out the rest of 2019

October 1, 2019

Can you believe there are 90 days left in 2019? I feel like it was just December 31st and was working on my intentions for the year. Now there is less than 100 and not many of those dreams were worked on.

I am giving myself grace since Little Miss Hadley did arrive just 5 months ago. Going from a family of 3 to 4 has had its challenges. We are finally getting into somewhat of a groove, so it’s time to take back life.

Rachel Hollis does a challenge for the last 90 days of the year and I have been inspired. I decided to create my own little challenge based off of hers and tailor it more to my life. If you want to see hers, check it out here.

Without further ado, here are my 5 intentions for the last 90 days in 2019:

Move my body at least 30 minutes a day.

I did so well last year with my at-home workouts until I got pregnant. While pregnant, I didn’t feel all that great so moving my body was nonexistent. After giving birth I gave my body some time to heal, and I started either walking or working out. Then life got crazy, and I started making all sorts of excuses. I even committed to 100 different workouts and have made it to day 21.

My intention now is just to move my body for at least 30 minutes. Whether it be my 100-day program, taking a walk with the kids, or something else. My intention is just to get in the habit to get moving every day. I would love to lose weight, but just becoming healthier and creating the habit is great with me!

Make more intentional time for CJ.

Out of all the intentions, this one is at the top of my list. With two small children, work, commitments, housework, and everything in between finding time is hard. We have to be more intentional and make the most out of whatever time we have.

We have already been working on some ideas to help with this. Tuesday and Friday nights after the kids go to bed is our time. Phones are put away, and TV is turned off. This time is to catch up, play a game, eat a snack together, or just spending time together.

Another way is a Sunday family meeting. To be honest, this hasn’t been done since the beginning of the year, but it’s time to bring it back. It’s a time for both of us to sit at the table and look at the week ahead. We discuss any meetings, appointments, activities, nights out, big deadlines we might have, and anything else pertinent. Even if we don’t have intentional time together, at least we are on the same page for the week.

Water, Water, Water

I struggle so much with drinking water. People say you need to pound for ounce, drink about half your body weight in water. For me, that’s about 100 ounces of water. Currently, I am barely getting 30/40 ounces in a day. A couple of months ago I had also cut out pop, but then I fell back into bad habits Drinking more water will hopefully decrease my need/want for that. Plus with breastfeeding, I need all the H20 to keep up my supply.

Be more consistent.

In the past couple of years, I have learned many things about myself. One thing I learned, is I go full force into something, but get burnt out/quit pretty quickly. I hate this about myself, so I am going to work on it. Pushing myself to keep going even if it gets hard, I get bored, or too many excuses. To be able to prove to myself I can complete what I set out to will be amazing.

My intention is to be more consistent in working out, eating healthier, here on ‘Living Amidst,’ and at home. I can only imagine what life will look like in 92 days when I continually work on myself.

Cleaning schedule and keeping the house organized

The first floor and basement of our house are completely clean! I’m not sure when the last time that has happened. Yes, I just admitted our house has been in disarray for a long time. Completely emptying our basement at the same time we cleaned out our spare bedroom wasn’t our best decision.

I am happy to say we have our dining room back! An extra room when we thought our house was completely used up. Again with being consistent, I want this to stick. I have been working on a cleaning schedule for the week. Each day will be something new, so I don’t get overwhelmed. If we stick to this, life will be much better! A clean house, just makes you feel happier!

The next 90 days I will be selfish. It’s time to work on myself and become the best version of that. Becoming the best wife, mother, daughter, friend, and Katie I can be. Where do you want to be when you enter 2020? Let’s do this together, and kick the rest of 2019s behind!



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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Living Amidst is a Cincinnati-based lifestyle blog. Katie is a wife, mother, and a woman fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This little space was created when my son was four months old and I lost who I was. Living Amidst became my corner of the internet to find myself again. My Instagram and blog focus on motherhood, self-care, and my journey through my recent diagnosis of cancer. Read More

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