This year has been a weird one. I made goals for myself back in December, only to immediately have a bunch of them thwarted when an MRI revealed that I had a broken foot and thus I couldn’t really exercise for six months. Then of course there was the sudden move, the sudden job loss, all the extra credit card debt from fixing up the house and moving across the country, the brain-dead state I’ve been in that the doctors are trying to figure out…etc. When I look back on the goals I made for myself, I know that they’re just impossible in such a changed state. Rather than dwelling on them or just giving up the rest of the year, I decided to create some new things to focus on, based on my current situation. (results in italics)
- Aim to lose 10-15 lbs – nope…
- Paper-track my food daily – did this through Dec 7th, at which point I changed my plans
- Attempt to finish the C25K program – prevented by injury
- Participate in three 5Ks – nope
- Do at least 25 yoga sessions (I’ve gotten way too far out of the habit!) – complete!
- Increase my average daily steps to at least 8500 – complete!
- Take my last 2017 fitness test in October – complete!
- Aim for 50% of nights with no sleep aids – nope
- Attempt to do NaNoWriMo – decided against this
- Meditate 750+ minutes (about 8-9 per day) – nope
- Finish either my in-progress afghan or my in-progress bedspread (crochet) – finished the bedspread
Some of these are built on the already-existing 2017 goals, but others I’ve had to let go of. I won’t use up all my yarn this year, nor do I plan to get rid of it just because I can’t use it all. There’s no way we’ll get 100% out from under our credit card until we can sell our house in Wisconsin. My brain isn’t working well for writing, so I doubt I’ll get any of the major edits or rewrites done. I have to put off the tattoos I wanted to get until we have a bit more money. Etc. Writing up these new goals will help me to refocus rather than on trying to plow through things that simply won’t work right now.
As you can see, my focus these next three months will be on my health. I’ve been stationary and stagnant for too long. I’ll discuss this a bit more in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday post, but in the meantime, I’d like to see if any of my readers have some good nonfiction suggestions regarding running, body-positivity, or food science/history. I’d appreciate any suggestions below! 🙂