Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 8--Mommy Makeover Bootcamp

Goals. You have to have goals. Oh yeah, you have to write them down. Trust me.
I want you to go back through your dream pages and make one list of your dreams.

Example: Home
-to have a clean and decluttered place where my family can rest
-to have a new home with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

-to be debt free
-to have an emergency fund

-to reconnect with my spouse
-to be in love with my spouse again

Get the point? Do this for all of your dreams. When your finished I want you to go back and write a time period in which you want to accomplish this.(Preferably in a different color, but use what you've got)


-to have a clean and decluttered place where my family can rest -- in 6 months
-to have a new home with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms -- in two years

-to be debt free -- in 9 months
-to have an emergency fund -- in 3 months

-to reconnect with my spouse -- in 1 month
-to be in love with my spouse again -- in one year (this depends on your relationship now of course)

After determining a realistic time period to accomplish this, I want you to work your way backwards in developing smaller goals to help accomplish the larger goals.


To have a clean and decluttered home in 6 months

Steps to take:
3-6 months decorate to our liking
by 3 months have routines in place to help keep the house clean and decluttered, have the house decluttered
by 2 months develop routines for deep cleaning and continued decluttering
by 1 month have routines for everyone to help with the daily and weekly cleaning
by week 3 introduce more responsibilites for the kids
week 2 develop and activate additional routines for myself
week 1 develop basic routine and stick to it

If it's a yearly goal then maybe break it down by 1 year, 9 months, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, then weekly. If it's a two or more year goal then I suggest breaking it down like this: 2 year, 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, weekly. However is best for you. I like breaking it into somewhat small increments so that you can measure your progress easier.

Do this for each goal. I know it sounds like a lot. The past week has been a warm-up for your mind in order to get you to the right spot in your life in order to tackle the remainder of the month.

You can do this. Know you can. If you want to do the first half today and the second half tomorrow that's fine. You will have an assignment tomorrow, but it won't take up quite as much time. (I hope)

Side note: For tomorrow you will need some sort of calendar/planner, whatever you write down your appointments on.

This is all about you changing your life. No one else is going to do it for you and your "prince charming" isn't coming to your rescue. It's all about YOU. I know, I know, that's not politically correct. I'm not saying the world revolves around you. I'm saying that YOU are responsible for where you are. (Don't give me that victim whiny garbage.) Your present is a direct result of the decisions you've made in the past. Your future will be based on the decisions you make now. The fat won't melt off if all you do is sit on the couch and stuff your face. You make the decision by sitting or getting up and exercising. I am just as guilty as the next person. That's how I came up with this bootcamp. I was sick of simply existing. I wanted to live. So write down how you're going to get that dream life!