Setting Daily Goals

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Here's what's going on with me and my New Year, New Me plan lately.

My Goal: To fill up several water bottles and place them in several different rooms. And then sip on them all day long.

Reality: I usually only make it through part of one.

My Goal: Snack on items such as these.

Reality: Sneak a few of these from the freezer. (Why do we put "off limit" food in the freezer? Like we're really not going to eat it. Ha.)

My Goal: Put these on 5-6 days a week. And use them.

Reality: I wear the above shoes about 3-4 times a week but thoroughly enjoy wearing these just as often, if not more.

Haha. I know, I have some work to do.

However.......I really don't feel like I have to be perfect. I am doing way better than I was in December. Actually, I'm doing better than I was all of 2011. So that is something to be happy about. I have been known to say, "Ooops, I messed up and ate too many calories this morning. I guess the whole day is ruined." (I know I'm not humans, we're cruel to ourselves at times.) But I'm getting so much better at not doing that. Most days that I mess up or am not absolutely perfect (since the beginning of 2012), I just kinda go with it. And it's been so freeing. I definitely feel less pressure from myself now that I have eased up on the "All or Nothing" mentality. Whew. This fresh start has been just what I needed this year.

I also used to feel like if I wasn't sweating and pounding the pavement, I wasn't doing any good. But I have been following Alysa's expertise and have been doing more strength training and more flexibility training, along with the aerobics. And if that's all I fit in one day, that's all I fit in. And then I congratulate myself. And it has felt good.

Just this last week, Alysa assigned Flexibility Training as the homework to focus on. I have done the full rotation of flexibility exercises 2 times since last week and plan to keep it going. It's funny how even simple movements and stretches make your body feel even a tiny bit stronger. And I honestly call it a good day when that's all I fit in. Small successes are still successes.

(*image is of Alysa, found here)

Anyway, I'm not perfect. But I'm still hanging in there.

(I guess I better eliminate the temptation and throw the chocolate chips in the trash.)

How are your New Year's resolutions going?


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