Can I grab a button for that?
I feel like I need to commemorate the new year by releasing my fitness & blog goals into the world. I tried to write up my overall goals (plus steps to get there) and ended up with over 3 pages. I think it's time to focus, yeah? So here, let's talk health, weight loss, and communication.
1. Live an Active Life
This was one last year too, and I feel like I nailed it. But it's so important to me that it's going in again. It's not enough just to crank away at work outs. I need to see the couch as less of a haven. I need to view movement as an escape too. In 2013, my job and schedule came together perfectly to allow me the time to make being active a priority. I discovered Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and fell in love last year. It helped me realize that I can make my own fun. I can find peace in myself. I can entertain myself. It's been YEARS since I've taken up a hobby. Going to find another active one this year.
2. Reach 2 Mini Weight Loss Goals
I still have weight to lose. If I didn't, this blog might have gotten a name change. I have 2 weight-loss milestones I'd like to hit. this year. As I've mentioned before, I don't talk numbers on this blog, and won't until I get to a human-worthy weight.
3. Embrace Positivity
Ok, so I already am going a little negative on this post. As usual, it's toward myself. It's all in good fun, but clearly it's my self-loathing leaking out in quippy little squeaks. However, I need to stop beating myself up all the time. And I do it ALL THE TIME. About everything. I can feel the muscles in my shoulders tensing up just thinking about it. I'm going to stop wasting time complaining about things (and people) that I cannot change. I'm going to stop wasting time letting things get under my skin that don't really matter. I'm going to stop carrying the stress of "maybe" and "what if" around every day.
4. Blog More
So I haven't been the best blogger (see above self-award). As my blogging goes down, so does my dedication to the process of weight loss. Blogging - as I see it - also includes reading other blogs, commenting, and participating on Instagram and Facebook.
5. Make Living Healthfully Part of My Job
I'm starting to view workouts and healthy eating as part of my employment. I am currently self-employed by choice, and plan to stay that way (PS - writer for hire), also by choice. Part of that decision is so I can dedicate the time to be the healthiest possible me. I now try to approach workouts as part of my "must do" list, instead of my "if I'm not to tired" list. They get scheduled, treated like an unmissable meeting (not unmovable, just unmissable), and prioritized - along with my work, home, and family priorities. It makes sense, plus, I need to see it as part of my job. I'm building a business - confidence and selling myself are part of the deal.
6. Get Organized
Ugh. This one is the WORST! I am historically, legendarily, categorically a mess. My mind just doesn't function in an organized manner. The curse of living a creative existence I suppose. I'm happy to live with a messy desk. That's how I work. I clean up about once a quarter and throw my work-life into chaos by doing so. But the rest of my house - particularly my closet and my side of the bedroom - could stand some organization. I find when that piece falls into order, my head clears and I can focus on priorities (see #5) instead of frantically locating clean underwear.
7. Walk the Walk
Lastly, and most importantly, is following through. On my goals. On my promises. On my ambitions. I have big plans for 2014. I made a lot of promises to myself. These goals are merely for my blog & healthy lifestyle. There's more. Everything needs to align so I can make it all happen.
What are your goals?