Four weeks in? Wow!
My 10 goals are:
- Lose 5 pounds in January and maintain (starting is 122.6).
- Sign up for a new dating site in February (assuming Mr. Amazing doesn’t waltz in before that).
- Climb the seven summits of Phoenix in seven days.
- Make a real meal at least once a week.
- Adopt a pet.
- Get a bike and decrease my gas usage.
Write my guest post for The Chick Lit Bee.
- Roll over my 401(k)s.
- Do six things with friends (happy hours, game nights, etc.).
- Find and participate in a volunteer opportunity.
This week’s questions:
1. What have you done this past week to help you achieve your goals?
I banished my scale. Weighing myself every day, multiple times a day, was not working for me. I had planned a weigh in today, but I am actually going to wait it out until the end of the month. When I’m not so focused on what the chocolate I ate did to my weight and why my weight didn’t go down after a “good” day, I think my weight will find its natural balance, which is closer to 117, again.
I made turkey mini-loaves with roasted red potatoes and zucchini and I went ice skating with a group of friends for Kanga’s birthday.
2. How are you feeling about the goals you set for yourself? Overwhelmed? Too easy? Just right?
I’m a good mix of overwhelmed and thinking they’re too easy, so I guess just about right. It’s funny how things change though because, similar to some of my big goals for 2011, I’m already wondering if they’re things I really want and my attention has been stolen by some other shiny thing.
3. Do you prefer to exercise inside or outside?
I go very back and forth on this. I used to be outside only, but I’ve learned to love the gym in the past few months. There are days I feel like I can rock it out on the treadmill and then days when I know I’ll be faster outside. Depends on my mood and the weather I suppose. There are about seven months out of the year here where if I don’t get out and run before work (or about 8:00 a.m. on the weekends), it’s not happening because it just gets too hot, so my newfound love for the gym will serve me well come April.
4. Are you a self-starter or do you need a little push?
I’m a self-starter. The thought of just letting myself down by not going after what I want is enough to keep me going.
5. Fun Question of the Week: Why did you decide to start a blog?
I was so far out of the blog community until a college friend told me her friend blogged anonymously and I thought, hey that’s really cool and I started following her and jumped to other blogs and then eventually jumped in with my own. I thought it was a really cool way to record my life and thoughts. I also really like having it as an outlet for my writing and that writing regularly has helped me find my voice.
Positive picture for the week: