Monday, November 01, 2010
I am up late and wanted to blog really quickly before bed.
Today marks the 2 month mark until the new year and I plan to make the most of EACH day. :) I reached my 1/2 October goal and lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks... So that gives me a head start for November.
Now's a great time to take a look at your New Years Resolutions and see which goals you can MAKE HAPPEN in the next 2 months. You can do it. We can do it. I can do it.
So my 2 month goals are as such. Make a BIG dent in my weight loss goal for the year. I know I may not reach my goal completely before 1/1/11 but the thing I won't do is give up. We often fail to do what we can do because we fear it will not be enough. When in reality, starting NOW is the best chance you have to actually reaching your goals. I wasn't feeling that great earlier today, I had a bad allergic reaction to something and my right eye got swollen, teary, and I was having major sneeze attacks BUT I decided that I needed to do something active no matter what. I set out to run 5 miles and I ran 5.25 miles. MISSION accomplished.
Sometimes you have to just do it.
My 2 months goals:
get OUT of the house. Winter time sometimes causes me to Isolate myself.... maybe in an attempt to shield myself from the cold? lol. Or maybe because I have been super stressed with life these days... but staying in the house won't cure my problems. So, I'm headed out and planning to do as much as possible outside of the house. So that means, studying in the library (where I focus better), going to church on Sundays, going to the gym, and exercising outside while the weather still permits!
 dress up and do my best to like how I look EVERY day. again, I'm trying to fight this mood I've been in. It's hard studying every single day, and stressing the days you aren't studying... so, I'm going to reward myself with the little things... like, looking pretty while studying! Who says you can't have a pedicure party after studying all day! YAY! :-)
 Focusing for the next 3 weeks on this exam that I am studying for... and then, having fun on a REGULAR basis. I have 6 months left of medical school and the stress is weighing down on me a bit. but, I know that exercise really improves my mood.... so between that, and getting around people I enjoy, I will do my best to counteract this funk I've been under.
 eating healthy foods... less fried junk, more fruits, veggies, and lean meats. Prepare my meals at home, pack them, plan ahead. IF I want results in 2 months I am going to have to be meticulous and intentional with my actions!!! PLAN!
exercising daily even if only for 20 mins. I am aiming for much more than 20 mins of course. but there is NO excuse for not taking 20 mins for a sweat session. It can be just dancing in the living room if need be!
 losing 14 pounds in the next 2 months. This I can't control directly... but I can control the other things which will hopefully lead to my ultimate goal of weight loss!
Ok, SPARKIES... we've got 2 months, LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!! What will YOU do in the next 2 months!?