I know I know, it's almost February, but the year still feels somewhat new, though the sheen is wearing off.
I'm writing this on January 30 to publish on the 31st, right when the BlueBloodRedSuperMoon is happening. I'll be standing outside looking up going "cool!" (Unless it's cloudy, then I'll be saying "poop!")
A couple of posts ago I talked about resolutions and how I didn't want to go on about them at such an obvious time - the beginning of January. But I can talk about them now as I've already made progress!
First of all, I decided that since I have so many goals, it was best to break them down into pieces and not be overwhelmed by giant insurmountable seeming plans. Also, I didn't start them all in January, that felt like toooo much to even consider. So my plans sort of look like this:
--Improve overall health with weight loss and increased fitness
--finish the script I started last year
--Blog more often
--lose 8 pounds (DONE!)
--do 5 push ups a day (DONE! Except I missed 4 days due to illness and one brain fart and since there are 2 more days in the month, I promise I'll do them.)
--added many more days of walking for exercise, including the occasional burst of jogging or stair steps into the walks and better stretches at the end.
--floss Monday through Friday (DONE!), get the weekends off of flossing (this has worked for me in the past and I got off track lately so am back on it.)
--all of the above but will increase to 8 push ups a day
--meditate 5-10 minutes a day (started yesterday)
--work on my script 2x a week for an hour
--strength work. I got stretchy fitness bands for Christmas and will add those in to my work out schedule
--All of the above with variations to the workouts as my schedule allows.
April, May, June
--All of the above
The overall weight loss goal is 40 pounds. I'm already down eight. I signed up with Noom (saw it on Instagram!) and it's been helpful to get me focused. My biggest changes, aside from mindset about eating in general and looking ahead to what I want, is to only drink one night a week and to stop snacking after dinner. So far so good. And taking it two pounds a week at a time and only looking at eight pounds to lose each month makes it feel much more doable. Now, I had started at such a big number that, while I'm proud of getting these eight off, there is a ways to go before I can even really feel a difference. I don't look different in the mirror and my clothes feel mostly the same EXCEPT - I have a down vest that was tight if I zipped it all the way up, but I zipped it up the other day and...not so tight! Slow and steady...
Well done me in January, I have earned my reward of new work out clothes and will purchase them tomorrow.
Then FOCUS on February to achieve February's goals.
I have to stop writing about it now as it's making me TWITCHY. Less talking, more action. Maybe at the end of February when I check in I'll talk about why I chose these particular goals. And there are plenty of other goals I'm working on too. It's going to be a BUSY AWESOME YEAR.
There is a pot of gold at the top of the mountain and I'm climbing.