I Haven’t Done This for Five Months and My Kids Are Still Alive

  It is so much easier and fun to reach your goals when you have someone doing it with you.  When I decided more than five months ago that I needed to cut back on sugary drinks, I just casually mentioned it to the kids to see if they wanted to make it into a challenge.  I really didn’t think they would go for it, but I am so glad they did!

 If you don’t live in the southern United States, you probably can’t relate to this, but I was addicted to sweet tea.  I craved it all the time, especially when I was having a challenging day which was many of my days with six kids in the house.

Knowing that I have to answer to my kids for what I drank has made it a lot easier to stay on track.  The fact that they are doing it with me makes their questioning, not annoying.  I am proud of them for staying with it through summer camp, sports, and vacations when everyone around them is drinking sweet tea and sodas.  None of us want to be the first to give in, and we can all be stubborn when we want to.  So it will be interesting to see how long we can go.

I encourage you to think about something in your life that you know you need to work on.  Find someone who can keep you accountable and encourage you to reach your goals. You can do it!

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