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February goal(s) and reviewing January

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Just looked back at my January goal blog to see how I did. My January goal was to pick up my knitting again, and I set my goal at knitting at least 3 days a week. I nailed it! I put it on my tracker, and made more than 3 days every week in January. I actually doubled it, and knitted 6/7 days each week. And even though I had to take apart my latest scarf to start over, I'm very pleased that I've kept up with the project.

I also had some team goals that I tracked.

for my Outdoor People team, we started up the "last man standing" challenge, and even though I fell out of it in the third week, it helped me start to focus on some habits that had crept back in that weren't working for me, so I'm going to continue to monitor those.

For the At Goal and Maintaining team I've joined the new maintenance challenge, and upped my weight goal from 130 to 132 which gives me more room for the fluctuations I've been seeing lately. I'm still trying to get back to the middle of this range, but at least I'm not starting the challenge out already!

For the Yoga lovers team, I've joined the February monthly challenge with my intention of 18-21 yoga and meditation practices for the month. These challenges have really given me a good foundation in yoga and meditation, and I'm practicing both much more than I thought I could!

For the Fitbit Users Unite! team I've been joining the weekly goals and setting my goal at 70,000 steps per week. I didn't quite make it the first week, but since then have been able to meet this challenge! It feels good to hit the weekly step goal, and I've also added a "very active minute" goal and a stairs goal to the weekly challenge.

I think that's all the team challenges I'm tracking right now (and that's enough!) it really doesn't take a lot of time or effort, but it does help keep me on track to do the things I feel are important to leading a healthy, active life!

For February I'm going to change my personal goal from knitting (which I will still track, for fun) to a more habit based goal, but one that may be harder to track (in fact, I don't know if I really can track it!). I'm going to focus on eating mindfully, to chewing my food thoroughly, and enjoying it, rather than scarfing it down, as if I were a contestant in an eating contest! I've been working on slowing down when I'm eating, mostly at dinner, so I have some room at breakfast and lunch to also slow down and enjoy what I'm eating. I think this will allow me to honor my hunger as well, so that I can listen to my body and stop eating before I get stuffed!
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