I think the first week of the year always sucks for achieving goals. (What a positive way to start the post.)
I’m guilty of getting into the New Year’s resolutions mindset and thinking I can kick-start a tonne of new habits in seven days, but I end up overwhelmed trying to make too many changes at once and not achieving even close to what I set out to achieve. This year in particular was tricky as I barely got a holiday over the festive season, and I didn’t start the working year feeling refreshed or relaxed. Turning over a new leaf from day one wasn’t ever going to work.
I’m breaking the year up into focus chunks so I can make small changes over a longer period of time, and hopefully I’ll make more progress towards all I hope to achieve in 2016. My two focus points for the first quarter of 2016 are getting my finances back under control (by paying off Christmas credit card debt and rebuilding my savings account) and reestablishing a regular fitness routine (by working up towards five workouts per week). I’ve already put a finance plan in place (you can read about that here) and I’m working on a budget spreadsheet, so now it’s time to take baby steps to get my fitness back on track.
It’s important to note here that I don’t have any specific weight loss goals, nor am I approaching this with a super unhealthy self-image issue. Sure, there are days when I have issues with that I see in the mirror, but it’s undeniable in my mind that I feel better when I’m exercising regularly. I sleep better, my skin is clearer, my moods are more consistent, and generally speaking my anxiety is more under control. Not going to lie, my clothes fit me better and that’s great, but this is about more than that.
Without further ado, my weekly goals for January 11-17 are:
★ Drink at least 2L of water each day
★ Drink three green smoothies (got to get those greens, yo)
★ Complete two strength training sessions at the gym
★ Run my usual 6km route around Iron Cove twice
(No, I don’t have an issue with the number two.)
★ Write two blog posts
(Okay, maybe I do.)
What are your goals for this week? If you need someone to help keep you accountable, I can be your girl.