Now that September is here, I would like to start setting myself goals. After sitting down and re-evaluating my life and my blog, I came to the conclusion that is what I was lacking was structure. I needed something to help keep me going and accountable for my posts. Before I was focusing on what I felt others wanted to read and not what I felt I needed to write. My product reviews weren’t as informative as I wanted them to be and my posts, well, they were just posts. There wasn’t much to go on. Like my weight loss journey, I found myself stalling in my posts. So I am posting today to start the new me by posting my 10 main September Goals.
Run the Color Run 5k on 9.14.13. I will start by running a 5k. I know what better way to structuring my blog, fitness and life than by running a color run? I can’t think of anything better to do.
Work out 90 minutes a day for 5 days a week. This goal I am setting for me as a month long challenge. I will push myself from today forward to work out 90 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week. I may even find myself doing a little more. I really want to get out of the rut I am in and into a better, healthier lifestyle.
Drink 3.5 quarts of water a day. This goal is going to be the hardest for me. I hate drinking water. The water here taste really bad and well, isn’t really appealing to me. So I will be adding fruit slices and even a little trick I picked up last night. (Add a cinnamon stick and a sliced apple to a 1 gallon pitcher. Fill it ¼ of the way with ice and the rest with water. This jug can be refilled 4x without having to throw away the apple or cinnamon stick)
Blogging 2 posts a week. Sounds easy yet hard at the same time. As all my readers have read in the past, I am a mother of 3 children. Their ages ranging from 4 years to 7 years old. This is part of the reason I wasn’t able to post much during the summer. I wanted to spend as much time as I could with them.
Eat 5 small meals a day. This one surprisingly will be a little easier for me than most of the others. Due to the fact that I try my hardest anyways to eat 5-6 meals a day anyways. This is why I have started making me a little cookbook of my own that I can pass to my children to pass on for generations to come. This is why it is important for me to start teaching them now about making healthy choices in life and in the foods they eat.
Try not to stress as much. Wow this is really going to be hard for me. I am a soft hearted person and get walked on quite frequently. I am going to try to change this in me. I am going to try to teach myself to let things roll off my back more. You will also start to notice more music being posted on my blog more. The reason for this is because music is what seems to help me calm down and relax. I also depend on music to help me while I am working out in the gym and on runs. So what better way to help out you, my readers, and then post something that you guys have been asking for. A lot of stress held in for long periods of time can not only cause headaches but it can also cause serious health problems. It also causes stress eating. I don't think anyone really wants that.
Run at least 15 miles. This is my personal goal that I plan to increase each month. I am going to make it my goal to run/ jog this each week. Even if I have to split this up, I will blow this out of the water. No more sitting around after workouts and getting bored. With me, like most others, the longer you are bored, the more you are tempted to eat. What better way to free myself from boredom than to get up and run.
Spend More Time With My Children. This is my 1st and foremost the most important goal I am setting for myself. My children are my life and I try to keep them close to me as much as I can. I want them to be children for as long as they can. I want them to know I I’ll do whatever I can in my power to protect them and be there for them when they need me. Recently I have been presented with a scare that has made me want to be there for them even more than I have been. There is nothing more heart dropping then to hear a doctor say they may have found something medically wrong with your child. Took all I could not to start crying.
Try to keep my head and house clutter free. Okay please don’t take this as my house is a mess and stuff. The meaning behind this goal is that I tend to take on way to many projects at once. Then I get frustrated and half of them don’t ever seem to get finished. Which in turns gets me frustrated and then my workspace gets cluttered. For someone with OCD like me, this is not good at all. I find myself frustrated and just wanting to pull my hair out when my house and “mommy area” is not up to the way I need it to be. So to help with this goal, I am going to try extra hard to work on this to help keep me structured and to keep me from getting my energy drained from me like it has been.
Discover what makes me happy and follow it! This goal is number 10 for a reason. I have been focusing on making everyone else happy and pushing myself to the way side. I can’t do this to myself anymore. I need to start doing what makes me happy. Yes helping others makes me happy but I do have to learn to say no as well. By saying no, I give myself the power to step back and take a breath to get my head straight. I love playing with my kids, working out, trying new products that I have never tried before, and most importantly, the health of me and my family. I am going to start branching out to not only look for more health and fitness products for me but for my family as well. I know a lot of you guys have children and families and would love to hear about things that will help get your family into a healthy lifestyle. As my previous post states, I plan on changing all I can to get healthy for me and my family. Meaning no fad diets, no miracle pills or powders. Hard work and diligence pays off. That’s what I plan on teaching my children. Nothing good comes from quick fixes. I also want to start taking camping trips with my family and more trips to the park and such. Family makes me happy. Health and fitness makes me happy. So this is what I am going to start following.
Now that you have read my September goals, here is a September Challenge for all of my readers. Sit down and think about what you have wanted to do for you and goals you want to accomplish and write a post or comment about it. Then do all you can to complete them. You will feel much happier in the long run for it. This I promise you. Here are a few tunes for you to listen to while you think about it. Remember to eat healthy, get plenty of sleep. The most important of all is to get off your behinds and get to sweating. Your fitness is only as good as the effort you put into it.