Faith and Fitness with Marsha Apsley

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Life Lessons Learned Playing Pokemon Go

I recently started playing Pokemon Go.  I know, I know. You don’t have to say it.  You’re thinking that is so yesterday, right?  

Lessons from playing Pokemon Go

When it was all the rage, I had no desire to get involved nor did my son.  But about 2 years ago my son started playing, and recently he thought it would be fun to set me up with an account.  So I let him. {Side note: Moms, if your 15 year old son wants you to do ANYTHING with them, you say yes. Am I right?}

I’m still learning, but within the first few days some lessons jumping out at me.  I started finding lessons for life from playing Pokemon Go. Even if you have never played the game, stick with me.  I’ll explain it in my simplistic terms and show you how we can learn a little from it.

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Pretzels for Lunch: Heading Back to the School Cafeteria

That phase when I had pretzels for lunch.  Every. Single. Day.

pretzels for lunch

National Pretzel Day took me back to high school.  More specifically it took me back to the high school cafeteria.  I don’t remember it to be a necessarily “bad” time, but I know it was not a happy stage.  Overall, I spent my high school years feeling insecure and struggling with body image.   

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A Glimpse Into My Planner – What Happened in September

I got a new planner this year and so I started a series that I’m titling “A Glimpse Into My Planner”.
Each month* I’m giving you a glimpse of what’s been happening, because I now keep EVERYTHING in this planner since there is a space for EVERYTHING.

September 2018 planner

Just to recap:

Each day not only has lines for my to do list, it also has 3 sections that I love:  

  • The Big 3 – This helps me prioritize.  What 3 things MUST I get done today?
  • Wellness – Daily workouts.
  • Gratitude – 3 things for which I’m grateful on that given day.

I also make note of things the Lord shows me during my daily quiet time.  

This new planner has reduced my desk by 3 books, and I have it all in one place and I love it.  I also love going back through my month to see what worked, what didn’t, what I got done, what I still need to do and so on.

September is a transitional month.  Summer is over. School is back in session.  But we’re not officially into the holiday season just yet. Still, for me, it’s a full month.  It’s the month I celebrate my birthday, and this year I celebrated the one year mark of 40 Days of Faith and Fitness.  I also attended my 100th training run with our local running club.

So let’s get into some of those highlights and other notes you might see if you took a glimpse into my planner.

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