I am now eight days into my 100 day strong goal. I have made it approximately eight days longer than I have in quite a long time. It feels really good, but not good enough. It is time to push the accelerator down and keep going.

I have been examining my motives over the last several days. What is it that makes this time different? Why do I want it more this time than before? How am I going to make sure I stay on track? I don’t have all the answers yet, but I do have a few ideas.

1. I have a specific number of things every day to accomplish. This is making the whole journey much easier. I know exactly what I have to mark off my list and I set about my day early doing just that.

2. Having to report back in writing every few days is providing accountability. Even if no one is reading this, I am still accountable to myself and God.

3. By the time it gets hard, I will most likely have started to see results… Which will make it easier.

4. As far as my motives are concerned, taking care of myself is long overdue. That is motivation enough.

There’s a chance that I will make it through 100 days and not see many external changes. I’m OK with that. Something will be different on the inside. Knowing that I accomplished this will be a reward in itself.

On to day nine.

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