40 Days of Fanatical Focus – Part Two

Last week I shared with you one of my goals for my 40 Days of Fanatical Focus – to work on my high school senior daughter’s scrapbook using a Fifteen Minute Focus 5 days a week and 2 Power Hours a week.

Before I report in on my progress I want to thank those of you who are joining me and who shared your goals – thank you!  It’s not too late – leave a comment today and let me know what you are going to focus on for the next 40 days!

Well – now for my report -I wasn’t totally focused!   Those 15 minutes a day just didn’t happen but I am happy to report that the 2 Power Hours did happen this weekend, so progress was made.  Even though I wasn’t totally focused I moved forward and accomplished more than I would have otherwise!

I hope to do better this week even though I will be out of town for four days. (I won’t count those 4 days in the 40!)

I decided not to start out with four goals (Health, Spiritual, Family, Business) all at the same time – instead I will add in a new one each week and so my 40 days will actually last 70 Days.

This week’s new goal falls into the “Health” category.   I want to focus in on my exercise routine – or lack of!

My goal is to walk 5 days a week – lately I’m lucky if it is 3.  I have a friend who walks with me 2-3 days a week and that works great – it’s the other two days when I am left on my own to do it that I have a problem.

So -for the next 40 days I will focus on walking 5 days a week.  I just purchased a new WalkVest to wear when I walk to add some resistance to the workout – not exactly the height of fashion but it does give me a better workout.

I am also going to wear a pedometer each day with the goal of walking 10,000 steps a day!

The last part of the goal is my water consumption.  I have pulled my big water jug out from the back of the cupboard and my goal is to drink that amount of water or more everyday.  So a lot of those 10,000 steps will probably be in and out of the bathroom!


So how are you doing with your 40 Days of Fanatical Focus?  If you haven’t set a focus goal yet – do it today and share it with me below in the comment section.  Let’s cheer each other on!  Even if we aren’t perfect (as you see I’m not!) we can make progress.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Laurie Reiff says

    Hi Leigh Anne,

    You are inspiring me as well. I am committing to 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and two power hours for 40 days to clean out my laundry/craftroom with the goal of organizing my scrapbook supplies in a way in which I can use those supplies and make progress on my daughter’s highschool album. I want to be working on my current pictures. I am currently about a year behind in her album. I have a lovely large craft/laundry room that I currently can’t see the countertops on let alone make any real progress in there on anything. Thanks for the encouragement and wisdom. Laurie

  2. says

    Hi Leigh Anne, You are so totally focused. You want to know what has me “focused” while reading your blog?

    Is that an April Cornell tablecloth on your table? :)

    Yeah, I know… I need help! I am hoping to just stay focused until I get #3 settled in her dorm and #2 married. Ahhh… last year I would have been so with you on this challenge and amazing what a year will do to my whole outlook!


    You are doing well. I will be starting the walking soon now that the whether is cooperating here in Connecticut.

  3. Kathryn Warrior says

    Leigh Anne,
    Thanks for the encouragement to make a commitment.
    I find little time for myself so I am committing to a 15 minute daily spiritual practice of prayer and meditation.
    My kitchen counter/bar has a habit of collecting clutter so I am committing to keeping it uncluttered so that we can use it for something productive.
    My third goal is drinking more water. I also need to dig that jug out of the back of my closet.
    And the last goal is to get my 10,000 steps in at least 5 days out of 7.

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