Tuesday, March 19, 2013
It's finally starting to show signs of spring in my neck of the woods. The daffodils, tulips and crocus are peeking out. The maple trees are starting to bud. And it's a muddy, rainy mess where the temps can be anywhere from 30 to 65 all in the same day.
Looking to summer, I've come up with some goals to supplement my current monthly goals and give me a little push through the spring months.
Goal 1: Daily Meditation - This is new ground for me. I want to slow myself down and take some time to breathe and just BE. I'm armed with some Oprah meditations and a meditation app on my phone (seems wrong doesn't it? LOL!) . I want to start with 10 minutes per day. I'm not sure if I'll move myself past the 10 minutes per day right now. The most important part of this goal for me is frequency.
Goal 2: Cook more - And by this I mean cook more special meals and the occasional dessert. I have many cookbooks that I love but I noticed I stopped cooking recipes. I've been focused on eating cleaner and as a result, my meals tend to be the same protein and veggies each day. Nothing that takes any time or real creativity. The fact is, I miss cooking and spending relaxed time in the kitchen. Now I'm armed with healthy recipes and several ideas that support my lifestyle change and long-term goals.
Goal 3: Positive Affirmations - Each day I will say something positive about myself TO myself. I tend to get wrapped up in how far I've got to go and what I haven't yet done that my self-talk becomes somewhat negative at times. I am a positive person with overwhelming optimism when it comes to most things. I need to apply this to myself.
Goal 4: Trust the process and stay the course - I'm so impatient when it comes to weight loss. If I don't see results (on the scale) immediately, I start researching other ideas and trends. I don't believe in fad diets but I do get it in my head I must be doing something wrong or the changes I am making "aren't for me". When in reality, the changes I'm making are good, solid changes. They may not change me overnight but they will make a difference if I am persistent and consistent.
Goal 5: Water - Ok. So this is one of my monthly goals too. I don't do awful at this but really want to increase it to a higher level. I have found the more I drink, the better I feel. Simple enough.
Here's to saying goodbye to winter and embracing the renewal of spring!