A weekly post of healthy-intention goals for the sake of accountability; [inspired long ago by Jess and her #sayitdoit style]
A review of last week’s goals:
Continue my healthy intentions. Daily check-ins via Marco Polo and/or email with my accountability partners have made such a positive impact on my healthy choice making. I’ve been successful at checking in each morning with my list of intentions.
Do #30DaysofYoga PLUS. This goal was a total win, thanks in part to those healthy intentions mentioned above. Every morning I would list my fitness plans; some days I would be specific about my “plus” workout – walking for 2+ miles on a warm-ish day, for example. Other days I game myself a “choose your own fitness adventure” list of suggestions to choose from after I completed my yoga and strength workout. Even when I gave myself a list of choices [15 minute Zumba video, 20 minute additional Yoga flow, 40 minutes on step machine, etc], I made each choice specific so I had a plan ready for me to complete when it got to my designated “post-work workout time.”
Read my daily pep talk. I did well on this during the work week, remembering to read the short pep talk to myself while getting ready before work. I did forget about it on Thursday morning while at home, but remembered when I was walking into the office. I had previously sent a video of my reading the pep talk to a friend and was so thankful that it was stored on my phone. I watched the video while starting my computer and gave myself a mental check mark [and high five] for still getting it done. I’ll continue my plan to spend time with the words each morning for the next week and will then evaluate the practice and what it has done for me. [spoiler alert: so far it’s not making me feel as silly as I thought it would going in to the experiment!]
Make progress in #THSTheJesusYears. I stated my goal was to progress a few months forward, and that’s exactly what I accomplished – 3 more months from book number two. I also spend a little time organizing the structure of the document and adding date headings for easy sorting moving forward.
I was really happy with my goal success this past week and hope to take that momentum with me moving ahead. I leave for Tampa a week from tomorrow for a work trip, and I really want to stay healthy in body and mind as the trip approaches. I have A LOT of work to get done at the office before I leave. I have a lot of determination to not get stressed, sick or lazy before I leave, too.
This Week I Will
Eat according to my meal plan. I’ve been on a mission not to waste ANY food this year. And more recently to clean out the fridge before I leave for Florida. I’ve prepped all of my breakfasts and some of my lunches for the week. I plan to spend 30-60 minutes on dinner each night, with podcasts playing in my ears as I meditatively cook my way through each recipe on the menu.
Finish the book I’m reading. I’m currently reading my 4th!!! book of 2017 [What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding] and I since I’ve seemed to of caught a reading bug this year, I’m want to keep the momentum going with my 1 book a week completion rate for as long as I can. My eyes love the rest that reading books has given them from all the screen time. Plus taking breaks from work and looming to do’s will also be good for my wellbeing, too!
Last week I shelved what I had been reading because I just couldn’t get INTO it, but this collection of travel stories from TV comedy writer Kristin Newman has been able to keep my attention without much effort on my part, and I’m embracing that to stay on track. I’ve still got well over 200 pages to read as I write this, so we’ll see how this goes.
Keep a Fitness Focus Forward. Goal: do not loose the will to keep moving! I’ve had a lot of fun with my mix of fitness this month and I want to keep chasing those endorphins, especially as I face my pre-trip To Do’s. Listing and stating my fitness plan each morning has been truly beneficial and I’m planning to keep that up this week, determined to continue my evening follow through each day.
Keep on Tracking. I’m in a few different health challenges/goal setting groups that have me tracking my nutrition, fitness, water intake, and weight pretty regularly this month. As a productivity, list and organization lover, this is a habit I’ve never dreaded. I find the simple act of keeping tally so comforting it’s nerdy.