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Four days til 2019!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Day 5 report - Yes! I made progress at kitchen/food de-cluttering. It was trash day so I had a wee bit of extra motivation to clean and throw. Seems like I drank a good amount of water but will need to come up with a way to prove it. Took a nice walk and came home with two wet and somewhat muddy dogs (ugh) but did not touch the Nordic-Trak. So results were mixed success "but" not to worry... progress not perfection.

Onward to Day #4 before 2019...
Today I am thinking about GOALS. In addition to my own background, all the experts and common sense indicate that you have to know where you're going in order to actually get there. I agree about 95% of the time but am committed to leaving some room for spontaneity and exploring. (fyi - I have set out on more than one cross-country road trip without an itinerary or reservations etc and been quite happy with the results.)

My 2019 journey to a healthy lifestyle will be guided by a slightly different approach to goals than I have taken in the past. Yes, I am going to make them specific and measurable (SMART) but am keeping the list limited, focused, and short-term. I will have five goals with one each in the area of weight, exercise, food, personal growth, and a healthy habit. Initially, I will focus only on today. Now I'm going to let this simmer in my brain for a day or two before adding the specifics.

It's sunny but cold today so the dogs and I all wore our snow jackets on our walk. Rain and ice predicted for tonight/tomorrow. There isn't anything worse than a bit of rain on top of ice and I just don't bounce like I used to! Time to get the grippers on my boots and I may get that Nordic Trak out after all!

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    So happy to know you're getting ready with SMART goals starting in 4 days! emoticon emoticon
    754 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Yep time is flying by. Right now we have sorta warm temps, but wind and rain. Not the best scenario. So my best walking is the treadmill, or when hubby I go to our rec center. Got to get back into that habit again. It kinda went on the way side with all the holiday hustle and bustle. Time to get things back on track.
    755 days ago
    It will be here before we know it, but you are ending this year well-staying active! emoticon
    755 days ago
    A walk with dogs IS good walking but be careful walking outside!
    "keeping the list limited, focused, and short-term" works for me, too!
    755 days ago
    You have your thoughts and plans well organized! Good luck.
    755 days ago
    We have rain right now on top of about 3 inches of snow - and it is so sloppy out there. My DH tried to use the snow blower but that just spit out water. So the two of us were just out there pushing wet snow and water trying to get the crunchy snow off the driveway. It will be AWFUL when the stuff freezes over New Years (predicting a high of -1 degrees). Daisy and I may be in for the winter!

    If you use Spark Coach (introduced in September) there is a place to mark off every time you have 8 oz of water. But I have also tracked my water using pennies on the window sill. All the pennies went on the left side and each time I had a glass of water one penny moved to the right until I had drank my fill. It helped!

    I like your idea for your goals this coming year. I feel like I always overreach and then get disillusioned! Time for a more sensible approach.
    755 days ago
    Every day above ground is a good day
    755 days ago
    I like how you're thinking! Simmer away and share only when ready. Is it soup yet?
    755 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Wow emoticon and I hadn't been counting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Let's make it happen!
    755 days ago
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