Monday, October 07, 2013
I've had trouble setting goals this month, because I can't really decide in what area of my life to set them in!
We're doing a wellness challenge at work where each of the next three months we choose an area and set some goals. One month I wanted to do health, one month clutter, and then I can't decide on the third... creativity? faith? Since I haven't picked an area to work on, I haven't chosen the sub-goals! (Sometimes even simple decisions are too much...)
Anyway, a week in, I figure I better choose SOMETHING!
So general health it is... The last couple of years at work have been crazy and my health has suffered for it. I gained some weight back, and I'm really having trouble losing it again. I'm not going to set a weight loss goal, but I need to get some basics back on track.
No candy from Oct. 1 until Halloween.
Really focus on staying hydrated.
Improve my sleep. Reduce screen time before bed. Less snooze button.
Work on flexibility.
Eat more veggies.
I'll stick with five goals. If I don't limit it, I'll end up with 20!
I'm behind on my blog reading... what goals have you set for October?
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Watkins Glenn Waterfall - photo by Steve Perry via 500px
No particular reason for this photo... Just beautiful. And I thought I'd stick it up here because I am in the last hours of fall... Expecting a foot of snow tonight into tomorrow. A high of 30 degrees. Hot tea and cocoa weather. Followed immediately by the fall leaves turning black and dropping precipitously to the ground.
I did take advantage of yesterday's weather to go on a nice walk. And avoiding the candy is getting easier. Only thought about it once yesterday, and I was really hungry and had two hours before I could run home for dinner.
I do have some other goals for October, and I will get them posted eventually. Maybe I'll boycott going outside tomorrow and spend all day on the internet...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
There's something about fall...
Even as an adult the start of a new school year seems to hold just as much promise as New Year's Eve. New clothes. New backpack. New pencils and crayons. As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to slide, it seems a wonderful time to reevaluate things. As the leaves turn, it seems a good opportunity to turn some things around myself.
I've slipped into some bad habits lately, and this October I want to shove them aside. I already shared about October-fast. No candy until Halloween. And yesterday was tough! I thought about candy most of the day. Especially mid-afternoon when I've gotten used to going to the office next door for a treat from "Mr. M&M Man," a four-foot tall candy dish. Thankfully, I know the sweet craving will diminish after a few days, but until then, I'm holding on for dear life!
Monday, August 05, 2013
Usually at this time, I'd post a blog with my goals for the next month, but this month I don't think so...
Right now, I think I'll work in smaller chunks. I think I'm just going to set goals for this week.
So just for the next six days:
Eat my freggies.
I got some mixed greens at the market and it's salad time. I also want to try green smoothies again.
Drink my water.
I've been allowing myself to get dehydrated lately, and that is not OK. I have to get back on track.
Cardio of some kind every day.
I'm still working on my consistency.
I can't seem to get back on the strength training band wagon. Really going to make an effort this week. Maybe I should run downstairs right now and bring my dumbbells up from the basement and put them someplace where I'll trip over them if I don't pick them up...
K. I think that's enough for this week.
What about July, though?
Not bad. I've at least turned the car around. I've lost weight the last four weeks in a row. Only half a pound or so, but it's been consistent. Seeing the trend line change directions has really lifted my spirits.
If I had to set a single health goal for August, it would be to get consistently back in the 180s. I've been above "scary weight" for a while now, and I need to get back to "happy weight" to be comfortable in my fall clothes.
Right now though, we'll just work on the next six days. Try to keep the positive results coming...
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