this week i want to talk about setting goals for the week. after a weekend full of pms induced carb and chocolate filled eating, mama's ready to get back to her low carb lovin self. (although i'm only on day three, so forgive me if i still want ALLLLLL the foods)
after spending the day with my mama and my soon to be mother in law, john and i got home and started cleaning up and prepping food for the week. i was putting some laundry away, and realized since i had bought a few pieces of new clothing, i needed to free up some hangers. i thought i'd clean up some of the space by taking out the things that aren't fitting me right now (which also served a good purpose of not being sad every time i look at those clothes) then i'd have at least three to five hangers to use.. yeah.. about that number:
i saw that pile on my bed and had a wee bit of a panic attack. all of the clothes that i had bought last year, no longer fit. not even close. some of the shirts were even a size medium! and a few of the shirts were even bought bigger at that time to be more "flowy", and yeah, vacuum sealed in.
of course, i was crushed, and feeling defeated. then in walked john, saw how upset i was, gave me a big ol' hug and a kiss and reminded me that it's only a matter of time before i get back there, that i was beautiful and that he loves me. (there's a reason why i'm keepin him around :) ). and then this quote popped in to my head: "not being where you want to be, should be the only motivation you need". plucked at the heart strings just a bit, and knew it was the truth. the only person that's going to make this happen is me, and god bless it it's gonna happen.
oh, so ya know, the point of this blog. goals? right? that's what this was supposed to be about. on to that.
setting SMALL attainable goals, are a great help when starting your journey. and i REALLY emphasize on the word small. so many people start their journey with only the end in mind, not thinking of all the little milestones along the way that you have to accomplish in order to get to that finished result. so for example, if you want to START being active, make it a goal to walk even 15 minutes a day. if that to you, is a huge improvement, that's all that matter! the biggest thing is that you don't want to set yourself for failure, because then you'll just get in the "fuck it" mindset if you fail. and we want to avoid that at all costs 😊. so like i said, start small. if you're not used to drinking a lot of water, start out with at least three glasses a day. if your body isn't used to moving, start with 15 minutes of morning a day.
so, here are my goals for this week:
• drink my water, ESPECIALLY on the weekend.
• limit starbucks, and maybe learn how to make MY OWN iced coffee :D
• don't miss a workout.
• no mindless eating. this has been a big thing for me recently, where i'm finding myself grabbing something to eat, even when i'm not hungry.
those are MY goals for the week, i like setting my intentions for the week, and i like giving myself a gold star at the end of the week even more :) so let me hear your goals! leave yours in the comments!