OK, so here I am (mostly) ready for my second challenge. My first one went pretty well and I was mostly impressed with my commitment to it.
Please feel free to comment or add ideas regarding my goals.
So my new goals:
1) Find some calm: I am really struggling with a lot of stresses in my life at the moment, work, wedding planning, work again for good measure, my weight issues and following eating plans.... too much at once.
I used to meditate, and also attended a teaching circle that did guided meditation and I miss that.
So my goal is a daily quiet time, either actually attempting meditative states again, or just a time out.
2) Tackle the weekend beast: So this is my biggest downfall, I allow the weekends to be, well too often a free for all and my careful food planning and tracking goes out of the window. I have already made progress with not starting the chaos of weekend on a Friday, but still Saturday and Sunday are easily messed up. I did really well at the start of the last challenge, so I am going to make a plan of action about dealing with weekends.
1- A higher calorie range at weekends than weekdays but still following clean eating, food plans, but with some planned in wriggle room.
2- Being vocal to my fiancÚ that I need to do this for my health and happiness as its not good to feel so much guilt.
3) Exercise: Being honest that exercise has never been my "thing" so I'm going to try for a more consistent approach to doing "something" rather than a particular task. That means I can focus on the effort and habit of exercise rather than the guilt of not achieving a certain number of a certain thing. I think we can all agree habits are important to build and I feel this is a sensible approach to something I'm struggling with.
So my actual goal is 20 minutes at least every day of a physical activity of my choice (walking, swimming, or exploring new things).
4) Life Goal: Archaic Paperwork: Contact registrar here where we live, register our marriage (and pay up!), contact registrar where we are actually getting married and book them (and pay some more), so we have an actual time for the wedding! (it would help) This means we can choose our ceremony and see about adding our own vows and things.