Is there a thing such as over planning things? My planner’s heart wants to say no, yet deep inside me, I know I am expert over planner. Especially when it comes to health and wellness…
Take my weight loss goals for the year!
Did you know we are 14 weeks into the new year? That is 14 weeks worth of, I know I should have done more by now!
Instead of telling you all the things I should have been doing, shifting the blame and playing innocent. Let me tell you what is going to change!
Quote: Everything is ready, it only needs to be done!
Health and Wellness Goals
Let’s just clear up one thing before we get started. I can only blame myself for wasting the first 14 weeks of 2018, health and wellness wise. I have done the in-depth analysis of what went wrong in my bullet journal, which I believe is crucial to success.
The below 5 focus areas pertains to me, for the next quarter.
They are a high-level overview of what I will be focusing on, but by no means go into the smaller monthly, weekly and daily tasks I will need to be successful at, in order to succeed for the quarter.
I hope these focus areas, prickles your curiosity and makes you think of goals of your own. If you find yourself inspired, please share your thoughts with me in the comments section of the post!
1. Weight Scale Batteries / Changing my Weighing Practice
I purchased a weight scale with good intentions in December last year. Ever since December, I have been weighing myself once a month, until two months ago, when the batteries went flat.
I was highly disgusted with my pretty new scale, that died after a couple of uses. To be fair, the weight scale was still in the box about to get unboxed in our new house. Unfortunately, the placement of the scale in our current place was a little less than ideal – often times things were plonked on top the scale, switching it on, more often than I had realised!
Long story short, I need new batteries and a permanent new spot in the new house.
Side Note: Weighing once a month wasn’t enough. My scientific theory didn’t pan out. So I am considering once a week or even every two weeks, based on my menstruation cycle.
Have I mentioned that we moved a week ago? It naturally means I have lots of blank walls that need to be filled and I have just the right print in mind!
My thoughts: Once I have lost 7.5kg I get to purchase the print and after a further 2.5kg I get to buy the perfect frame to put the print in.
Here’s what I am eyeing out:
What do you think? Isn’t it gorgeous? To be fair – I really like all of the posters and the whole manifesto speaks to me loud and clear!
However, in the spirit of not over-indulging, I will start with one poster (and one reward!)
3. House Work + Renovations
On the topic of house moving – for the next season (or years for that matter) housework and renovations will be top priority! I’ve literally been renovating our house in my head for months now and have gone pinning crazy, in attempt to calm myself.
Now the reality is that there is a lot of basic housework that needs to be done before the fun stuff can begin. But honestly, to have burglar bars that are all the same colour will give me so much pleasure!
Enough said – sanding, scrubbing and painting is what I have to look forward to in the next couple of months and I am so excited!
4. Step Counter
I have been tracking my steps since mid-February and although I haven’t put in a great deal of effort, the fact that I can monitor my steps makes a huge difference.
The new position that I am starting in April entails, going to clients and for that, I am so grateful. In last year, I wrote a post about the needs I had in my career, one of my requirements was moving around and being more active at work. I really believe, it will have a massive impact on me. In fact, I know, from past work experiences, I’m a whole lot happier when I get to walk in between meetings instead of sitting at a desk the whole day!
5. Body and Soul Approach
What I have come to realise in the past couple of months is that there has to be a mind-shift more than anything else when it comes to health and fitness goals.
Let’s take a simple example: on the 31st of December 2009, I blew out cigarette smoke as all my friend counted down to the new year. Smoking was replaced with eating and here I am in 2018, smoking and still overweight. The fact that I was a non-smoker for nearly 7 years in between 2010 and now is irrelevant because the emotional issues are what’s keeping me back.
The first quarter of 2018 unintentionally became a big mental shift. I realised, the lie, that I am not good enough, is a lie I’ve believed for far too long! In certain instances, I have believed, it is easier to stop trying, because failure is inevitable, along with the fact, that it doesn’t matter, because I am not good enough.
In order to keep this short and sweet, rejecting the lie and replacing it with the truth has become a daily practice for me. Body and soul, I am marvelously made, is the new slogan I live by. (Psalm 139:14)
Time for Permanent Change
For the past decade and more of my life, weight has been a constant feature when it comes to goals. I believe it is time for me to finalise this struggle – and I understand maintaining a goal weight is harder than getting there – but it’s time for a new struggle. Or alternatively – a lifestyle change that will be semi-permanent.
I believe it is possible and I believe I can attain it!
What are your focus areas for the second quarter of 2018? Please share your thoughts in the comments below?