Well, here it is. July 13th. My deadline for a few personal goals.
To recap – these were my goals.
So how did I do?
Goal #1 – Salad
This one went pretty well.
Salad makes for an easy lunch. I’m not great at meal planning, but knowing ahead of time that I would be eating salads for lunch made trips to the grocery store easier. Also, I felt better after lunch for eating something light. There was no carb-coma and I had little or no problem making it to my afternoon snack.
Salads are now my go-to mid-day meal.
So this goal was definitely a success.
Goal #2 – Goal Revised: Workout once a day.
I didn’t phrase this goal very well. The initial wording was a little hazy. Do I do cardio? Do I do strength training? How often? Then I remembered a sign I saw hanging in a friend’s office. She runs a gym, and hanging on her wall is a poster that reads, “Sweat once a day.”
That sounded like as good a plan as any, so I went with it.
I made a plan alternating cardio days with strength training days. I put the plan on a calendar so I didn’t have to think about what I was doing. I just had to look at the calendar and do that day’s planned workout.
The time spent working out (30 – 45 minutes) was already built into my morning routine, so this planning made working out a no-brainer.
I didn’t make it every work out every day but I made most of them.
I liked this schedule much better than trying to do multiple work outs in one day, so. . .
Another goal success.
Goal #3 – No Wine
I wasn’t going to drink wine. NONE. Not one drop. I was going to be a stuffy, wagon riding, Prohibition backing teetotaler for a whole month.
This resolution lasted (wait for it): four days.
I should have known better. I only made wine more tempting by denying myself.
(Which, by the way, highlights why Prohibition failed.)
Even so, I was determined to minimize my wine intake. Every time I fell off that proverbial wagon I tried again the next day.
By failing at this goal I learned something. By the end of the month I learned to have one glass and then walk away.
Did you know you can do that?! Have only one glass of wine?
I mean, *mind blown*, right?
I also learned to plan ahead for that one glass of wine. I found that if I save my two carbohydrates containers for the end of the day that’s one big glass of wine AND I don’t feel guilty because, hey, I’m just following the plan.
Now that is the sort of meal plan I can get behind.
How did your personal goals go this month? I love comments! Don’t want to leave a comment? Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com!