Saturday, June 01, 2013
Until now, my main goal has always been to lose weight. Whilst I still really want to do that, I have found that basing 'success' entirely on what the scale says is very demoralising and ultimately, unhelpful.
So, my goals for June are:
1. to get to bed earlier, so that I get at least 7, if not 8 hours sleep a night.
This is going to be a big challenge for me, but if I want it enough, I CAN do it!
2. to stay within my calorie range.
I know I won't achieve this every day, but I'm going to award myself a star on my fridge-door chart every time I manage to stay in range and when I've gained 7 stars I'm going to buy myself a bunch of flowers! I'll then have other rewards for gaining 14 and 20 stars. It might be childish but I don't care as long as it works!
3. to swim twice a week (as soon as my foot infection has cleared up)
I used to swim three times a week before work but I've got out of the habit since I broke my ankle and now I've got an infection that prevents me from swimming. It's going to be difficult getting back into the habit of going but I know I can do it if I'm determined to.
4. go to the gym once a week
I feel I really ought to go twice a week, but once a week would be a start, again having got out of the habit of late.
5. Keep up with my daily physio exercises to help my broken ankle regain mobility.
Physio exercises are boring so I won't do them unless I make it a definite goal.
There, that's my five goals for June. Thirty days. I'm going to make each one count!
Feel free to check up on me, particularly with regard to Goal 1! Accountability might be the extra motivation I need.
And now, I'd better get to bed!