Thursday, January 03, 2013
I feel like I am staying on track, but it's only 3 days into the new year. Doubt is creeping into my mind about whether I can keep this up for the entire year and beyond. I am replacing those doubts with a positive attitude that I will certainly succeed. After all, I am in control of what I consume and how much I exercise on any given day. So, here are tomorrow's goals.
Another love note for DH. I am doing a "How do I love thee, let me count the ways" theme. Each day I use the computer to create a page with a relevant image, the date, and a way that I love him. I slip it into his reference binder for work. I will take those pages and compile them into a binder of "365 ways that I love Gary."
Daily devotional and reflection time...I am really drawing strength from this.
60 minutes on the Gazelle and 5 minutes on the exercise bike. Due to migraine did three 10 minute sessios which is a lot bbetter than nothing.
Get kitty litter.
Track my food.
Read Bible and pray with DH.
For added incentive to meet my goals I challenged my girlfriend to a weight loss competition. First one of us to lose 7 pounds gets an Amazon gift card from the other...plus a sexier body!
I have to admit, doing all this is time-consuming work, and it's not easy. Hopefully all my efforts will become ingrained habits soon...second nature to breathing.
The above WAS my plan, but the best laid plans of mice and men...I didn't get enough sleep last night due to anxiety about meeting my goals. After I was up a few hours I developed a migraine, so I cancelled my plans for the day. I still give myself a gold star, because I achieved some things despite how much pain I am in.
Monday, December 31, 2012
These are fluid and fluctuating goals, to be evaluated and reevealuated again and again. This ia a list of ideals to strive for. I am human and will struggle and most likely fail at many of them. But that doesn't mean I am a failure. I am challenging myself to be a better person and not be satisfied with the status quo. I am identifying areas where I want growth in my life...and perhaps I should copy and paste this list into each and every blog so I can keep my focus.
Give Gary a positive reinforcement of my love each and every day, be it a love note, an email, or a note in lipstick on the mirror.
Spend time in contemplation, find inspiriation, and give praise to God each morning.
Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes, striving for 120 minutes on a consistent, daily basis with the caveat of AS MY HEALTH ALLOWS. If I have a migraine, I get a pass. If I have a headache, gently exercise for 10 minutes then evaluate whether or not to continue. No passes or excuses for being tired, depressed, or just not feeling like it. That's being lazy.
Try to follow the housework schedule below:
Mon- kitchen & dining room
Thur- bedroom and dusting
Fufill my volunteer obligation to the best of my ability at the aquarium every Tuesday afternoon.
Strive to attend yoga class 4 times a week...will have to slowly build up to this. Start with twice a week.
Spend free afternoons creating artwork.
Eat healthfully and use the foodtracker on normal weekdays. If I am not exercising on a weekday, aim for a 1200 calorie day.
Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies, concentrating on increased veggies.
Spark daily including a daily blog. Each night set the next day's goals and evaluate previous day...do I give myself a gold star?
Read the Bible in entirety in 2013. Each night read prescribed passages aloud to DH and then pray together.
Put $100 a month into savings for my dream whaleswim vacation in Tonga.
Desires for 2013
Fit back into my wedding dress by April 26, our 5th wedding anniversary
Achieve at least 15,000 fitness minutes for the year
Be able to do a cartwheel by end of year
As I said, this is a fluid list that I will continually evaluate to see if it is in line with my wants and desires versus my abilities.
Happy new year! May we make tremendous progress and be blessed in 2013.
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