Monday, February 03, 2014
I didn't walk as regularly as my goal was, but I walked more than I would have without the goal!
I have logged in to SP most days and kept reminded of my goals of walking and drinking more water.
I am sooooo looking forward to being retired! When I get home from work I am just brain dead and don't want to do anything. Really looking forward to having more me time, less structured time.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
I did not meet my goal of walking 6 days, but I did walk 4, which is 4 more than I had been doing. I think I have been sleeping better, too.
I did not drink a full 8 glasses of water each day, but I did drink more water than I had been since the weather has gotten cold. It's hard to drink as much because I don't get hot and thirsty, but I can tell my hands and lips aren't as dry.
I forgot to weigh yesterday morning, so I weighed this morning. Down 1.5 pounds for the week. That keeps me on target for the year. consistency is my problem, though, so I have to keep focused.
Other successes, my house is thoroughly cleaned and ready for tax season to start. The major stuff at the office is completed and ready for tax season. Just some little, last minute stuff left to do.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
It's hard to believe that a new year has begun. Looking back at my lack of progress is so depressing. But as I review my goals closer, I see that I have made some progress in some areas.
I the new start page with the "step 1" etc and the review of the goals on that first sign in page. Excellent way to keep reminded of the goals. I had previously found some pictures that kind of symbolized some of my goals but had never really gotten them into a collage. But the scrolling goal pictures is wonderful.
One of my goals was to sell my offices, and I did get one of them sold this past year! And this will be my last tax season in the other office. By this summer I hope to have the building sold and be officially retired and finished doing income taxes. Not fitness or weight loss goals, but life goals and I am making progress on them.
About the only goal / New Year's resolution I am making is to walk more. I am starting out with a goal of at least a half mile a day, 6 days a week. I know that's only three miles a week and many people do more than that on a daily basis. But for me, consistency is the problem, so I'm starting out with about 10 to 12 minutes a day. My goal for the year is to average 4 miles a week, which will be a total of 208 miles by Dec 31, 2014.
I have downloaded a Bible to my Nook and have discovered that I can walk on the treadmill and read my Nook, so that helps, too.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I'm not feeling motivated, lately, to exercise. Some others on some of my teams are saying the same thing? Just not motivated.
I'm wondering why is there so much emphasis on motivation? We do a lot of things we don't really want to do just because it's the right thing to do:
go to work
sometimes cook dinner
sometimes - go to church (or maybe I'm the only one this fits)
But we do them anyway. Not necessarily because we want to but because we know it's the right thing. Why is it so difficult to exercise just because it's the right thing to do?
Of course, with the things listed above, there can be some very negative consequences to not doing them, even when you don't feel like it.
If you don't go to work - you probably won't have a job very long, then you won't have money to pay your bills that you don't want to pay, and eventually you won't even have a house to clean. So you go to work.
If you don't cook dinner - either your family will go hungry or you'll end up spending more money than necessary on food that isn't really good for you, which means you have to go to work the next day so you'll have money to pay for the fast food. So you cook dinner.
So what happens if I don't exercise? My body becomes weaker, both the mussels I'm not using and the bones. My heart and lungs don't work as efficiently as they are designed to do. I have less energy. I am more prone to diseases of various kinds.
So why isn't just knowing this enough motivation to get me going? I wish I knew!!
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