Goals for the week of 2/12

#1: Get back into shape

I definitely fell off the wagon with this goal near the end of last week. I was really good up until Thursday, but didn’t exercise at all over the weekend or even yesterday (Monday). I have become uninspired by exercise, and I know it’s just because I missed a few days. I hopefully will go to spinning tonight, run tomorrow, yoga on Thursday, and I am trying a new class, BodyJam on Friday.

#2: Reconnect with Friends

Last week I feel like I did a decent job with this. I really feel like I need to focus more on getting to the gym this week, but I know that I’ll almost always have a friend with me at the gym, so I’m counting that 😉 This weekend will be full of prepping for London (packing, hair appointment, cleaning, packing, etc.) so I don’t know how much time I’ll have to hang out with people.

#3: Find an Outlet to Express how I feel on a Daily Basis

I failed miserably at last week’s goal. I’m pretty sure I said I would do a lot a baking… well I only baked once! It is definitely tricky to bake in my small, dirty kitchen and I like baking at my parents’ house a lot better, so I don’t know that there will be too many pastries and cakes coming your way this week. However, I really like the direction this blog is starting to go it. I like that I can say what’s on my mind and speak completely freely on here. It definitely helps to get things off my chest and be able to ramble on about how I’m feeling.

#4: Have a Positive Outlook

Meditation? Major Fail. I want to keep trying to incorporate this into my life. I really think it would be beneficial to me. But for now, all I can do is sit with my eyes close and concentrate on my breathing until a million thoughts about things I need to do come into my head. This week, I want to do things that scare me. I want to challenge myself and follow through with things that make me uncomfortable. I think that having the positive energy from the after-effects of conquering a fear will really help me feel positive in general.

At work today, I had to climb a five story ladder on the outside of a building. Five stories. I’m not scared of heights, really, but I do doubt my ability to hold myself on a ladder five stories above the ground. But I did it. I got to the top and the view was really beautiful (as beautiful as a view can be in a refinery…). It was so worth facing my fear, not only to see the skyline from such a unique location, but to feel the sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering a challenge.

If I can have this feeling of accomplishment every day, I know that it will bring more happiness into my life.

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