So, New Years resolutions… I usually set the most popular ones.
1. Lose weight – I do want to shed a little body fat and put on more lean mass. At 4’11 and hanging usually in the one-teens, I’d probably get beat up for setting this one now. I’m staying smaller than I’ve been in my adult life in a healthy way.
2. Work out more – well this one is in the bag now. I’ve finished Piyo, Chalean Extreme, P90X3, TurboFire, and P90X. I’m also on track to complete Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred. Next will be TurboFire/P90X hybrid, The Firm Body Sculpt, The Firm Body Sculpt Advanced Schedule, Bob Harper’s Inside Out Method, and then I’m thinking probably Chalean Extreme again. I have no doubt about my ability to complete these now..so I guess I could say a goal is to keep it up…but that’s not really a stretch.
Well, one of my favorite podcasts “The Productive Woman” suggested making a list of the past year what worked and what didn’t for what you wanted to accomplish. I did that, and it was pretty eye-opening.
What worked: my PUSH worksheets at first.. wow they work for motivation. I’ll have to write up sometime what they are. Working out this past year was amazing. I’ve done things I couldn’t have imagined at 20 or 30, and I’m 40! I’ve rediscovered my love for yarn crafts. I need to practice knitting more, but I’ve been crocheting again. It’s a tremendous stress relief. My relationship with my husband is wonderful, and I’m thankful for him everyday. My relationship with my parents is going well.. I’m an only child. Yay for nearly weekend movies together.
What didn’t work for me: My to do list fell off. This one bothers me. It’s really no wonder I feel unproductive. The list not only helps me remember what I need to do, it shows me how much I actually get done. My eating plan has fallen off lately. I feel it in my body. I may not have put all my weight back on, but I can feel the health/energy effects. My worksheets fell off about the same time. I don’t think that’s coincidence. Around the same time my water goal fell off…hmm. My fitness Blog and Instagram fell off too.
When I look at what didn’t “work for me” and think about why not..my excuse is I didn’t take the time to do it. It really is that simple.
My goal, Push goal to make my other goals possible, is to put a time management system into place. I had a great one…I really need to reimplement it.
Next I need to break that down into steps…I’ll be thinking that over during the long weekend!