Friday, February 11, 2011

Time to Press the Reset Button!

Sigh - just a sweet memory...
The view at sunrise from our balcony in Florida last year.

My health resolutions have not stuck very well.

I need to press the reset button and get back to making healthy eating choices, drinking my water, moving my body more, etc, etc...

I've decided that January is a more challenging month for eating well than the holidays. We have a bunch of family birthdays, the Super Bowl party and plenty of other events that have LOTS of tempting treats. To top it off, I have made the mistake of buying candy, of all things!

I'll never reach my goal at this rate. In fact, I'm heading in the wrong direction!

So, I am relisting my goals to remind myself and strengthen my weakening resolve:

* Drink 9 glasses of water daily

* Exercise 240 minutes a week

* Ditch the candy and limit myself to one sweet treat daily

* Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night

Those are not impossible goals. In fact, we are heading into a warm-up around here, the days are getting longer and I'm feeling the need for a walk "around the block". In the summer my sister and I walked a 4.7 mile loop almost every morning. It was the ultimate stress reliever, weight-buster workout, just over an hour long. I think it's time to get out there again!

I haven't done a very good job of checking in on my goals so I am making a public pledge to report back weekly on my progress.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Adrienne said...

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Shelley said...

It's such a hard time of year. Something about this weather makes sitting in jammies with treats and a movie sounds better than exercise and veggies. Hang in there... just a few more months until better weather... technically a few days until slightly better weather. :)

Stacey said...

You can do it! I had to go 'public' with my goals too. I just find it too easy to lie to myself if I don't hold myself accountable in some way.

Kathy said...

This year, instead of my vision on goals, my vision is on running a race that will last this entire year, and then some. I don't know, it's hard to explain, but I have a desire to walk daily with my eyes on the Lord. For some reason, it's making me want to be more like Him-which may mean that my goals are His also....I'm not trying to sound like I have it all together because, boy, I do NOT. I am excited about being His and letting Him work out some life long kinks in me that I've been carrying around for too long: procrastination being the biggest. blessings, friend.

Libbie said...

Hey there! I need to do that today too! I have been doing the best healthiest eating of my life & today I just needed some chocolate chip pancakes!!! So I made some for lunch & even slathered butter on them & enjoyed every bite! But now I need to get back on track! I have been really enjoying eating well even though it has meant a lot of cooking that I never would have tried otehrwise! It helps to be good friends with Shel too because she exposes me to all this good nutritious food!

Hey thanks so much for sharing that story with me today!!! I really can't imagine your feeling going through that with your kids so young! Just that you even had to think about I want Emily to remember Emily getting her ears pierced with her mom" Oh my heart just broke for you! I don't really fear dying but I do fear who might step in to help my husband raise my kids. I want to do it!!! So I had so many emotions reading your story today!!! My love for you & your family grew even greater!!! (I enjoy reading your daughters blogs too :) Very cool kids! Good job Mom! And YES!! Praise the :ord you have com e through that & are still loving those 3 kiddos up everyday! I will praise him for that today too! Take care & have an extra special week celebrtaing life! You are inspiring me too!