I’ve been inspired, again. This time, by the who-knows-how-many healthy living bloggers that post their monthly goals. So guess what I’m going to do here? Well, I’m going to post some goals of my own, of course. While I’ve often made mental goals and checklists, by posting them here I have a feeling that I’ll be more inclined to stick to them.
- Variation: This applies to both fitness and food. Fitness: vary my workouts, and never do the same thing more than twice a week. My body and mind will thank me, hopefully. Food: vary the foods I eat. While there is nothing wrong with eating the same things everyday, I find that I am more satisfied with what I am eating when there is more variety involved.
- Go with the Flow: Be more open to change in routine. Unexpected things are bound to happen now and again, so I am going to try being flexible and not let it get to me as much. I’ll post on here at least one instance of this – a critique of myself, per se.
- Take real rest days, and enjoy them: I have a really difficult time not feeling guilty on rest days. I deserve those rest days, and I aim to kick back and just enjoy them, guilt-free. At least one per week.
- Get back into academia: I had this grand plan this summer to do a ton of programming and physics projects, but of course, ended up writing this blog instead. For this last month, my goal is to get to the second level of project euler, a numeric or programming challenge. No more online TV watching or recipe searching! (kidding about that last bit)
- Fitness goals: be able to do 10 real push ups – no more of those silly knees, take a dance class at least once this month, stretch every day – after workout or before bed or both
- Water: drink more, period. Don’t forget to hydrate, especially when I think I’m hungry even though I just ate.
- Limit up-and-down episodes: If I have the urge to eat everything in sight, first drink one full glass of water. Then go for the veggies and fruits, then for the cravings – but don’t neglect the cravings
I know this is a scattered list, but I’m not expecting to complete every single one perfectly this month. This may slightly defeat the purpose of setting goals with a deadline, but I don’t want the pressure of getting through every goal to get in the way of my reasons for choosing them. Find a balance, be healthy. And of course, have a little treat now and then.
What are your August goals?
[[also, what do you think of my new header?!?!]]