Giveaway! Motivation Monday: Whoopsie!

By September 19, 2010General

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Positive Parenting Solutions and Christa Wells Giveaways Extended

Late this week I had a couple people mention that they had problems commenting on last week’s giveaway. Apparently, I didn’t add the links correctly in the post. Ack!!

Since, I know there were probably a lot more who also had a problem commenting, I’m leaving the giveaway for the Positive Parenting Solutions Course and the Christa Wells CD’s open for another week.

You can comment here on today’s post with your action and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. Even if you commented last week, feel free to enter again today.

Get all the details at the end of the post.

A Video About Pajama Runs

I know I’m always curious to hear what bloggers sound like, so I thought I’d share this with you…. I did a short 2 minute segment on our local news talking about something our family calls a “Pajama Run”. I was pretty nervous so be warned that there is excessive hand movement and random nerve induced word choices.

And with that wonderful intro, here you go: (The video may take a minute to load. Click here to watch it on the KWTX page, if you have trouble.)

Motivation Monday Details

For those of you who are new, here’s how Motivation Monday works:
Anyone who takes some sort of action can enter to win. Your action might be:

  • getting up early, reading your Bible
  • going on a date with your kids
  • creating a mission statement
  • exercising
  • creating a meal plan
  • Writing a goal

It can be any action that improves who you are as a believer or a mother.

How To Enter

To enter the giveaway, you would do one (or all) of these:
1. Leave a comment and say, “I took action this week!”
2. Leave another comment telling us what action you took.
3. Follow @Inspired2Action on Twitter or Facebook and tell us there about the action you took.
4. Blog about your action and share the link below.

Note: I think it would be fun to see all your lovely faces more, so I’m trying out this link script that can include your picture. Ò˜º

Action Begets Action

Why do I want you to Twitter, Facebook, Blog or Comment about the actions you taken in the past couple of weeks? …because action begets action. The things you’ve done WILL inspire others. And, well, that’s kind of what this blog is all about.

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72 Comments

  • Avatar Valerie says:

    You go! That is way cool that you were on TV! And you didn’t look nervous to me. Well done. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar LeeAnn says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar LeeAnn says:

    I don’t think you looked nervous either πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait till my little one is big enough to do this. She’s 15 months…probably a little too early for her to have any idea what’s going on!

    My action this week…I took a new dance class at the Y!

  • Avatar Katy says:

    Hi Kat! I am a new stay-at-home mom and loving it, but I was in search of the best way to organize our home life and this new exciting job of mine.
    After reading your blog for about a week now (including tons of archives), I’m all set and ready to go at 5:30 tomorrow morning! My chair is waiting with my bible, study plan, and clipboard nearby where I’ve printed off a weekly organizer (adapted from yours, with a couple changes specific to our family), and a couple other charts and lists.
    I am already feeling so great about the new-found organization and the time that it’s freeing up to fit in other things.
    Thanks so much for all your great information!
    -Katy

  • I took action this week! I started the 30 Day Shred. I’ve gained almost 30 pounds this year and it’s making me grumpy. So to get less grumpy, I’m working on getting rid of that muffin-top. And love handles. And saddlebags. And…well, you get the point.

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    Hey Kat, you did great! I have to confess, before I talked to you, I imagined you to have a raspy, tough sounding voice! Anyway, very nice- I just love that idea. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Bronwyn Kate says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Bronwyn Kate says:

    I got up early to read my Bible.

  • Avatar Julie A. says:

    I took action! I met with another mother who is a believer and asked for and shared tips on staying positive during these sleep depraved times after a new baby. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar reba fansler says:

    I am taking action. We are officially starting school tomorrow and we are Way excited.

  • Avatar Dara says:

    I planned to wake up at 5.30 to start doing my Maximize mornings plan. But couldn’t get up from the bed so I just stayed there and prayed for about 10 minutes that God will give me strength. He did. I got up at 5.50 and had my quite time, prayed, and planned, didn’t exercise yet. But I am encouraged.

  • Avatar Renee says:

    I took action this week!

    After listening to an awesome sermon at my church yesterday, I realized that when it comes to my relationship with my husband, I’m pretty good at the big stuff but I super-suck at the little stuff. So, I got up early today to see him off to work. I’ve NEVER done this, so he was a little bewildered, but I think he really liked it!

  • Avatar Sarah C says:

    I took action this week.

  • Avatar Sarah C says:

    I’d been wanting to have an intentional mentoring relationship (Titus 2) with an older woman in our church, and had her picked out, but was really hesitant to ask her (what if she thinks I’m a dork? What if she finds out how screwed up I am?!?). But I did, and she was surprised, but said “yes”.

    Whew.

  • Avatar Julie S. says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Tami says:

    I took action this week.

  • Avatar Allison says:

    I took action this week-up early for my quiet time!

  • Avatar Katie Orr says:

    Great job Kat! Exciting opportunity. I pray the Lord will use the TV time to connect other moms to your blog, and more importantly, to the Lord!!

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I was getting up early & really enjoying it. I fell off the wagon & my mornings have been disasters. Which I guess is good since it is making me realize that I need to get up – spend time with God, with me & get organized before I have to deal with the kids!

    I’m going to bed early tonight!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I forgot to mention that we did the pajama run while I was visiting my sister. My brother-in-law thought my sister & I were crazy – but the kids loved it.

    We had a fun summer – using a lot of your ideas. Thanks!

  • Avatar Marleah says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Marleah says:

    I made a two-week menu plan. I’ll admit, I’m not always so good at sticking with it, but at least I know what my choices are for what I have in the house to make for dinner.

    By the way, I just recently found your blog, and I am loving it! I’ve made myself some little goals to get started on, like doing dishes daily, making the beds daily, and sweeping my floors daily. So far, I’m pretty good at sticking with it. It definitely helps to hear the stories of how others are taking action. Thank you!

  • Avatar Jenn Cook says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Jenn Cook says:

    I read my Bible this morning and starting a new reading program to read it through in a year (again). It’s a doable plan — takes only 15 minutes a day!!! Everyone should include Bible reading into their day!

  • Avatar Ruth Hill says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Ruth Hill says:

    I made it a point to get more work done rather than just spending time on the computer. I have set goals for myself.

  • Avatar Angel S Jones says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Angel S Jones says:

    5:45 wake-up call. Studying this week, Maximizing and a study on Esther. It’s almost 11 and so far, so good.

  • Avatar Amy B says:

    I took action this week and started prayers before bed with our two year old. He is young, and we had been praying FOR him every night, but now is a good time for him to join in. I want to encourage him to come before the Lord each and every day and to know that warm rush of love that comes when we come before the Lord. Last night, he asked to pray again! It was so heart warming!

  • Avatar Abby J says:

    I started pilates last week (ouch); this week I’m cleaning out the basement! Wish me luck finding my desk.

  • Avatar Karen I says:

    I had a successful week with my first meal plan schedule!!

  • Avatar Karen I says:

    I took action – increased my exercise to do a 5 K run/walk!!

  • Avatar Aidan says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Aidan says:

    I got Grandma to babysit and went on a date with my hubby yesterday (to BW3).

  • Avatar Maria Leon says:

    You looked & sounded wonderful! I also imagined you to have a raspy voice…not sure why…just did:) Great job!

    My action this week was joining the gym and letting my kids play in the kids club while I worked out (I only checked on them 4 times). They loved it and so did I!

  • Avatar Katie Orr says:

    I have been working on my evening routine this month, and still fighting to get up early more consistently!

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    I followed the meal plan I had made all week and got up extra early three times to exercise in addition to my quiet time.

  • Avatar Danielle says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Danielle says:

    I put the finishing touches on my Winter Menu plan, and am setting 2 goals a day for my business πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Leslie says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Leslie says:

    I took action this week by finishing my mission statement!!! I put it in the front of my housekeeping notebook, so I can look at it often.

    I also made out my weekly menu and my grocery list….something I’ve been neglecting lately.

  • Avatar Leslie says:

    I finished my mission statement, and made out our weekly menu and grocery list, something I’ve been neglecting.

  • Avatar Shawn says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Shawn says:

    I gave up ice cream bars ( I was eating 2 a day the whole Summer!)

  • Avatar takisha parrish says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar takisha parrish says:

    I took action this week! I went on a date with my daughter!

  • Avatar Katrina Fisher says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Katrina Fisher says:

    I camped out with my youngest in the living room in our frog tent and watched a movie. Also, started implementing some MUCH BETTER parenting techniques, to the relief of all.

  • Avatar Bobbey says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Bobbey says:

    Friday night I *finally* purchased our “family organizer”, aka the white board. It’s split up into 8 columns – days of the week + grocery list – and everything goes on it via color-coded markers for each members. We hung it in the dining room and so far it’s working!

    (ps: love the video!)

  • Avatar Tiff says:

    I took action this week…despite waking up ontime, but…uh… out of it, I still pushed through in prayer and then prayed with each of my kiddo’s to start their days focused on Him. It was a treasured time for each of us, and I think it helped to set their day “right” as well! God is good like that! πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Rachel says:

    I took action by walking the last two mornings!

  • Avatar Connie Corey says:

    I took action this week! So glad you fixed the comment issues!

  • Avatar Meagan says:

    I took action!

  • Avatar Meagan says:

    I got a few books on super healthy foods from the library and have been devouring them (the books) and working out a plan to incorporate more of them into our daily diet. I’ve also been sticking with my Bible in two years plan–so much so that I maybe should switch to a one year plan…

  • Avatar Kimberly Tidwell says:

    I got up early again to read my Bible and use your prayer calendars!

  • Avatar Carrie D says:

    I took action this week. Took the kids out last night for an evening of fun!! We were still able to make it up and ready for school with our chores done!

  • Avatar Amy says:

    I took action this week. I made a meal plan and started to organize myself at work. Being unorganized causes so much extra stress!

  • Avatar Marti says:

    I took action – I set the goal to get up early. Today was the first day! I got up and did an exercise video and read 5 pages of the Book of Mormon. My other goal is to finish reading it by the end of the year. It is amazing how much better the day goes when I start it off right. πŸ™‚ Thanks for inspiring me to action!!!

  • Avatar stephanie says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar stephanie says:

    I started a reading through the Bible in 90 days plan. I did miss a couple of days since I started though.

    Also my husband and I took the kids apple picking!

  • Avatar Kristin says:

    Just “found” your blog recently–love it!

    I took action this week.

    ~K

  • Avatar Kristin says:

    I ran on Monday–just a mile–with my kids as part of our homeschool P.E. It felt great! πŸ™‚ ~K

  • Avatar AshleyF says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar AshleyF says:

    Had a great run the other night! 5k race is next Saturday!!! Woohoo! It will be so nice to have accomplished something I would have never dreamed of doing!

  • Avatar Laura says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Laura says:

    I’m working on getting into a better morning routine before my son wakes up. This morning I actually got breakfast with my husband!

  • Avatar Melissa T. says:

    I took action this week!

    I’ve had several furniture painting/refinishing projects that I’ve been wanting to do for a few months, and this week, I’ve gotten around to almost all of them!

  • Avatar Martine says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Martine says:

    I menu planned and organized my coupons