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The question that grabbed me today....

Monday, January 07, 2013

I was looking up some quotes today and came upon this one. It stopped me dead in my tracks. Am I doing the best that I can?

It would be nice to say yes, but I know that isn't true. I watched the season opener of the Biggest Loser tonight and when you watch what they go through with their first workouts and challenges, or even what the trainers were doing with the kids and I know my answer has to be "No, I'm not."

I know I don't need to be perfect, but I know I can be better.

I've posted this quote on both of my laptops where I will see it numerous times throughout the day. It has me rethinking my goal setting to be much more specific in what I want to accomplish and in what timeframe.

I have made it a habit of meal planning each week and creating my grocery list from that plan. Sticking to my list in the store helps to prevent me from impulse buying. Unfortunately it doesn't stop me from ditching my meal plan and going out to eat. (That is now a goal on my list -- sticking to meal plan)

I'm a list person. I love to cross things off my to do lists. So my daily goals are now a daily to do list in my journal. Goals ranging from what I'm eating, workouts, meds, water and decluttering my house. I'm being realistic based on my schedule each day. And the items on the list are specific.

So is this the best I can do? I don't know if I'll ever be able to say yes with absolute certainy, however, if I can say that I was better today than yesterday, then I know I'm doing my best to improve my lifestyle.

Here's to heading in the right direction.
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