I am slowly making progress toward my goals of being more organized, healthy, and fit. In the past couple of months, I have set (and broken) more running goals than I would have believed possible a year ago, I have started eating much healthier than I used to, and I am slowly working my way toward a routine that allows me to get things done (if at a slower pace than I really want) while still getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

I’d be lying if I said that I don’t have my bad days. There have been a number of times when I came close to missing my step goal on Fitbit or going over my daily calorie goal on MyFitnessPal. In many cases, these were because I was simply exhausted from going non-stop for a large part of the day several days in a row. In others, it’s simply the stress of having so many things going on at once that gets to me, even if most of the things I am doing right now revolve around a single goal.

So far this year, I have lost ~30 pounds, walked or ran over 1.7 million steps (about 765 miles), and managed to make or find the time to spend with my family more than ever. Most of the time, I honestly don’t know how I get it done, and I can’t deny the possibility that at some point this year I will simply pass out and sleep for a week from exhaustion. But until that day, I will keep doing what I’m doing. It’s hard, it sucks almost as much as it’s good, and somehow it seems to be working. At least for now.