OK ok ok ok …. I know I’m a little bit slow here. I mean, it is the 6th of March already – but better late than never I suppose. We ended up having a much busier weekend than I expected and when I sat down to start writing my blog on Sunday – I just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to do all that I wanted to do. I also missed posting last Thursday – which would be the first week that I’ve skipped and I do not want to make that a habit. Maybe one of my goals this month should be take the time that I need. Somedays, I feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done!! But, here I am and here it goes!!
As has been the pattern in the past couple months – my first 3 goals for the months have been the same. I love to keep up with my steps and focus on moving throughout the day. It is still a challenge to me to get in the 250 steps between 9am and 6pm. I love to challenge myself. Since this month started I have also been participating in some Fitbit challenges with some of my Fitbit buddies. I’ve done two work day hustles and a weekend warrior. I can currently working on a work week hustle challenge – which counts all your steps from Monday to Friday!! Actually this is pretty fun and it’s cool to see how you stack up against other active folks! I need to be keeping up with my water intake. I’ve noticed the last couple days that I’ve been slacking at it and I can really tell the difference.
Goal number 4 is pretty straight forward, yet hard for someone who has always measured success by the number on the scale. I want to take the focus off that number and start focusing on the Non Scale Victories. I wrote a whole post about NSV and I really want to keep that in the front of my brain. Feeling and looking good is such a better measurement of success than the old scale. It’s so hard to remember that though. For my whole life I have worried about what the scale has told me. I need to work on getting over that!
Goal number 5 – another basic concept – TRUST THE PROCESS. I did not lose 130 pounds overnight. I had to work very hard to accomplish this. I will have ups and downs. Each one of those ups AND each one of those downs is a lesson to learn from. I have been doing a good job of staying positive and working on maintaining but this is HARD work. I need to trust that I can continue succeeding! I know what I need to do…I just need to execute.
Goal number 6 and 5 could be rolled into one. It’s such a necessity in life – believing in yourself. Like somedays I think it is sad that I need to remind myself of this concept. I spent so long telling myself that I wasn’t worth it or that I couldn’t do it – not just lose weight…but anything! Such an unhealthy way of looking at life. Time to really pack that up and put it away. Life it too short not to believe in yourself.
I’m adding a last minute goal for myself – number 7: appreciate what you have. It’s time to focus on the amazing life that I have and all my blessings and be thankful and appreciative for them. Again, life is too short to worry about what you don’t have. Here is a sweet little reminder that I got for myself: Be you, love you. All ways, always.
Really looking forward to taking care of myself this month! Please stay tuned – I have some product pop-ups to share and some interesting posts that I have been working on!! If you want to see anything in particular – please do not hesitate to contact me here or through my Facebook page – Me, Under Construction.