A Weekly Printable Checklist for Motivated Moms
I have the hardest time with staying motivated, let alone remembering what it is I’m supposed to be motivated to do! Really! I forget a lot of what I’m supposed to be doing each day. I mean, I do remember plenty of things that I’m supposed to be doing, but I’ll forget portions of it, or think I don’t have time because I didn’t remember it early enough in the day. Some days, if I’m planning a crockpot meal, I forget to get it into the pot before 3:00. Yeah, that’s not helpful! So…in an effort to help me get my ducks in a row, I decided to make a weekly printable checklist. I tend to do better when I mark things off on a list. I get a bit competitive with myself and think I need to hurry and get those things done so I can do other things. I don’t know why….I’m just weird I guess! For some reason though, I don’t like to make lists for myself either. I’m hoping that if I can remember to print my sheet on Sunday nights, I’ll be good to go for the week. I’ll keep you posted on how well I’m doing next week.
My daily checklist is pretty short. Yes, there’s plenty more I need to do during the day, but, these are the things that I want to become more disciplined in, so I’m focusing on them right now. I’ll obviously still be feeding my kids all their meals, cleaning up our messes and schooling them all, too, but it’s not going to be on my daily checklist. I wanted a list where I could have one piece of paper for the whole week. I, for one, don’t need any extra paper clutter around the house, so one page a week will have to cut it for me!
On my list, I will include:
Bible Reading – Because I’m really good at planning to do it later and then not getting to it.
Water Drinking – Because I want to get at least 100 oz in a day
Green Smoothies – I find that I lose weight quicker when I drink these, not to mention the awesome health benefits!
Vegetables – I’m good at missing some of my servings….plus, once again, I lose weight better when I get my daily servings in.
Fruit – I’m good at feeding my kids these, but I find that I don’t take the time to eat it as much as I should.
Exercise – Most days, I get at least 30 minutes in, but I’d like to hit those days that I still don’t.
Know What’s for Dinner & Start it by Noon – So I can’t have the excuse that I forgot to put it in the crockpot!
Other – This is where I will write in anything I want to focus on during the week. I’d love to throw in a few extra sets of hoe downs (an exercise used in the T-tapp exercise program). I will write that in on the weeks that I’m focusing on it.
If you’d like to use my checklist, you can do so here. Mine isn’t real fancy, but feel free to use it if you feel that it would suit you well. Alternatively, you could create your own checklist that has some specific things on it that you need help remembering to do. You’ll notice that I didn’t include the weekends on my checklist. I’m really only needing the extreme focus during the week. I wouldn’t pay attention to that little list on the weekends anyway!
Do you already have a plan in place to help keep you accountable to eat well and exercise? If so, please share about it in the comments section!