Monday, February 10, 2020

Really? It’s already February???

It is that time of the month!   Time to end out January and talk about my goals...and time to set my goals for February!     How can January already be gone?  It’s crazy!  But there are no complaints from me, I’m ready for spring!!!

So let’s get right to it!  January goals:

1.        Track Every Bite. This one was easy!   I had no problem whatsoever with this!   Done and done...every day every bite!

2.       Build my Savings. Also a victory.   It is slowly recouping after the purchase of the I’m feeling better about my savings...but I will be continuing to save!
3.       Weigh less at the end of the month  (who cares how much as long as it is less!) I didn’t think I was going to make this one....but due to my change in plans and my recommitment to this journey (thanks to the new plan) I nailed this one!
4.       Be active at least 3 times a week  (This may be bumped up to 4  in an upcoming month).  Victory!!!!   Oh I was on fire!   At least three times a week...and most weeks four or five times a week!  No problem!
5.       Keep my eating in check at least 6 days of the week!  This is where I fell apart.  The first part of the month I stayed ‘close’ to my goal...but not so much...maybe 4 days a week I was on target (at the top end of my range).  So the first part of the month was a colossal failure!   The second part of the month...after I made my on!!! 
6.       Average 5,000 steps a day!  this was no problem!   I made my average of five thousand steps easily!   Thanks to the long hikes on the weekends.  However, when I reviewed the stats I see that it really is the hikes...most weekdays I did not hit 5k steps!   So while I am happy I made my goal, I am going to try to focus more on getting my steps up each day!

So there you have it!  My goals....I love the monthly goals because it is the time to reflect and see what went wrong and what I did well. (For example the steps...where I made  my goal but I identified a weakness that I need to correct!).  

I’m sure your asking what is on tap for February!    I have for many months kept my goals the same...but in February I need to alter and adjust.  Some of this is to accommodate the change in my weight loss plan.  But also there is a need to grow and push myself..  

1.        Track Every Bite
2.       Build my Savings
3.       Weigh less at the end of the month  (who cares how much as long as it is less!)
4.       Be active at least 20 minutes four times a week! 
5.       Keep my eating in check at least 6 days of the week (Allowing one cheat meal) and never never never go over my limit in weekly points in a week!  (And currently I am not swapping and using my fit points!)
6.       Average 5,000 steps a day!  (While this is still an average, I will be looking more closely at my daily totals  to try to avoid the hikes carrying the rest of my slacker days!

I can do this!!!


*Stained Glass Butterfly* said...

I need to set my goals for February, seeing as how we are already more than a week into the month!

Shelley said...

February is a more than a quarter over - it's time to start planning for March! Haha not really, but dang, isn't time just zipping by?!

mxtodis123 said...

Time is flying. I've been pretty sick with a tummy bug. Lost 3 pounds but didn't want to do it that way. Gave me a chance for a fresh start. Let's hope I can stick with it.

Sarah said...

That's why I love tracking so much, you can see patterns and adjust when necessary.

jen said...

I need to do some kind of goal setting on my return from cruise.

MaryFran said...

Yes!!! Get on that monthly goal setting!!!! It really does help to have something to work toward! Well it helped ...but I was cursing my monthly goals when I was dragging myself out of bed this morning at 4:30!

MaryFran said...

I know!!! Where is time going???????

MaryFran said...

Oh no! Not the way you want to lose but a nice jumpstart on weight loss!!! Hope you feel better soon!!

MaryFran said...

Exactly! I am a total believer in tracking!!!

MaryFran said...

After the cruise...enjoy the cruise first!!