Friday, January 20, 2012
I am realizing that I have a long list of goals that I want to achieve, but I want to achieve them all at once. That isn't working so well for my right now. This is the one thing I don't want to end up in chaos. It is too important. And if I continue to try to make all of my changes at once I might end up in worse shape than before.
So, I have decided to look at all my goals and slim them down and at the end of each week I will look back and see if I have made enough progress to add another goal. In my time away from Spark People there was one goal that I did keep up with and that was to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. That one will stay. So the first goal I am going to focus on is eating enough protein because I have a hard time reaching that goal and it seems like an easier one to reach. After that I am going to focus on my iron intake.
My exercise goals will also be scaled back a little because I have found myself not reaching my goals and getting frustrated. This way I can get the benefit of reaching my goal and can gradually move it back up to where I would like it. It just seems that the time I was away has made unable to do the same I did when I left so I am going to have to build myself back up gradually.
I am one of those people that is always running in different directions to end up getting nowhere in the end. With five kids it is just a way of life...dishes, laundry, PTO, work, helping with homework, breaking up fights, etc. all to wake up the next day and do it all over again...usually after getting only about half the sleep I should be getting. This seems to be the only area in my life where I can cut back on some of the chaos and feel rewarded for it. So, that is exactly what I am going to do. I am putting on the breaks and I am going to focus on one small change at a time and I will only add another when I feel I can still continue to keep up with the other changes. It is the only way I will not get overwhelmed again.
I will succeed this time!!!!