Ok, so it’s officially time. I have to start making good on my promises to myself and actually try to meet my goals! I’m hoping that if I break down my four big goals into small and manageable goals each week, I’ll be more likely to follow through with them. So here goes!
Goal #1: Get back into shape!
I made a detailed plan last week so that I would go to the gym almost every day, but social plans always got in the way. This week, I need to find ways to compromise and fit in exercise and socializing. I go to the gym a few times a week during my lunch break at work. This week, I’d like to do arms at least three times at the gym at work. I also am motivated by going to group classes at the Drexel gym. However, a lot of the classes that I like to go to interfere with my social plans this upcoming week. I need to make myself go to the gym and do cardio, even if I have to go alone, at least twice this week. I will also go to Yoga next Sunday to continue to work on my flexibility.
So to summarize:
- Do arms three times
- Cardio twice
- Stretch 2 to 3 times each day
- Yoga on Sunday, 1/29
Goal #2: Reconnect with and get closer with my friends.
This goal is making a quite the appearance this week. I’m going to dinner on Tuesday with a co-worker, and I’ll be catching up with an old friend on Thursday at dinner. While this is good, I’d also like to make sure to go out this weekend at least once. I really need to motivate myself to go out on the weekends rather than sit at home in my bed.
Goal #3: Find an outlet to express how I feel on a daily basis.
I want to blog at least 3 times this week, whether it be a new recipe or just reflecting on how my day went. I also want to pick up a journal. Although I said before that I need a more fun and creative outlet than a journal, I think that I need somewhere that I can sulk, too. I feel like complaining relentlessly on here would be in poor taste, so I’d like to get a journal to take care of those bad feelings.
Goal #4: Have a positive outlook.
Mark and I started doing gratitude lists at the end of each day. I love it because even though we are around the world from one another, getting his list before he goes to bed gives me insight into not only what he did that day, but what he enjoyed about his day. It also has been great for me, because as I go through the day I am forced to look for things to be grateful for since I know that come bedtime, I’ll need to think of five things. I want to make sure that I continue to do my gratitude list every day this week, and I also want to write positive quotes decoratively and hang them in my office and bedroom. Quotes really give me strength and give me things to think about when I’m feeling down on myself.
So, there you have it. I’ll be sure to check back in throughout the week to let you know how things are going! Good luck with your resolutions this week!