In the spirit of "if nothing changes, nothing changes" I am going to break from tradition and state my goals for January - hopefully clearly and simply.
By stating these goals somehwat publicly I hope that this will provide some accountability.
So far as the "how"...I am using a new calendar system I've made for myself, with daily - weekly -monthly goals - rather than what I have done in the past which is periodically write myself a novella of epic proportions outlining everything I might wish to obtain and change in my life - everything from buy newrunning gear to support myself by means of a small business not yet founded (and then beat myself up routinely for never getting anything "important?" done). I know this will help me tackle small manageable things and that I will feel awesome and be buoyed forward when I get to check something off the list!!
So here goes...
Shana's Health & Fitness To-Do's (6) for January 2013:
1 Run a minimum of 40 miles - I have joined Spark Road Runner team and am also tracking mileage in Spark Fitness Tracker, which will help motivate me and keep me accountable
2 Select and register for a 5K in March - co worker will also be registering with me. He and I ran races in June and Oct together, so this will hold me accountable here
3 Make strength training at home on Sundays a regular practice - I kickbox on Tue and Thur which has alot of strength training exercises involved but need a third day. I have put it on my calendar and set my weights in plain view
4 Drink water or tea or have a popsicle instead of stress-snacking or mindlessly grazing the cupboards after 8 30 pm
5 Refrain from nibbling from the office candy jar(s) and stick to the fruit and protein snacks I pack everyday, or chew gum if I need something in my mouth
6 Eat scheduled nutrionally balanced tasty lunches on the weekend just like I pack for work Monday-Friday
Additionally I have promised myself I will spend a minimum of 1 hour a week on a photo sorting/displaying project I have been struggling with for 5 years...and that I will finish a small business book lent to me by a friend that I know is full of excellent info but I keep picking up fiction when I sit down to read. I also have some specific training goals for working with my horse, but I mentally file that separately - at least for now. Small changes.
AND last but NOT least...be Kind to myself and to others, always.
Sounds like a lot at first read ...But I really believe that it is very very doable and that laying it out and seeing my accomplishments will lead me to the body I want, create energy and further success in all sorts of ways.
Woohoo! - Here I come!!