As I review my list I noticed that my results were mixed. I have met three of my goals, made progress on others and have totally forgotten about the rest. Overall, I am happy to see that I continued to work on my annual goals and still have time left to make more progress. For me, working towards a goal and celebrating small incremental successes is just as important as reaching the final goal. But, there is that competitive side of me that will be very disappointed if I don’t make it.
I am sharing my five incomplete goals with you as a way of keeping myself motivated. I need every bit of motivation because, you see, October, November and December are the most difficult months for me to stay on exercise, healthy-eating and stress-reducing goals. However, I know that if I can celebrate incremental successes over the next three months, the New Year will find me in a much improved mental, emotional and physical state. So here they are:
Run 300 miles – I have run 137 miles so far this year. I am a bit behind and will have to run 13.75 miles per week in order to meet my goal.
Run a 5K – incomplete. I can sign up for one before the end of the year.
Lose 10 pounds – I have lost five. It took six months to get the first five pounds off. The scale seems to be stuck now. I’ll keep trying.
Develop arm and shoulder definition – one of the goals I had forgotten about. Will definitely use the weights more and do some push ups.
Meditate at least twice per week – I forgot about this one too, but I have gotten into a routine that gives me time to meditate and recharge. I have to work on being consistent.
How are you doing on your resolutions? Are you part of the way there? Did you complete some? Congratulations! If you haven’t started, or haven’t worked on them for a while, please join me to make the last three months of the year very productive. I’m off to find my dumbbells!