I’ve been M.I.A. for the last few months, and to be honest I’ve had a lot going on. But I missed this – blogging and interacting with fellow bloggers. So I have decided to come back and give it another try. Cue blog revamp and my presence back on social media. (Catch me on the Twitter chats peeps).
I have been severely slacking in my efforts to record and keep my goals as I had in the beginning of the year. So lets start again.
I have decided that I am going to focus on my health and fitness goals over the next month.
- Journal once a week
Journalling helps keep me accountable and keeps a written record of my activities and goals over the week. I lay out my weekly goals every Sunday evening and tick them off as I go. It helps keep me focused and present.
I break my goals down from my overall goals (e.g. to become fitter) to manageable, measurable chunks (e.g. walk 10,000 steps a day using my FitBit).
Therefore I can measure how I kept to my goals.
2. Go to the gym three times per week
I recently joined ATP Fitness in Douglas, Cork, and signed up to the New You programme. This programme consists of one Personal Training session and two fitness classes per week. I love it because I push myself in the sessions and the trainers are just so motivating. However, they don’t push me to lose weight. I find it so great because I don’t have that pressure to look a certain way by the end of the programme. They focus on my fitness goals and help me to achieve them in a manageable way.
3. Do ‘Yoga With Adriene‘ once a week at least
I LOVE Adriene. She is so motivating, fun and relaxing to listen to. Whenever I feel down or unmotivated I like to throw Adriene on YouTube and practice yoga with her.
I also want to push myself to try a public yoga class in the park this summer – watch this space.
4. Track my food using MyFitnessPal
This is probably my most tedious goal – however I am determined to do it. I have slacked off on my food tracking over the last few months. I used to record everything in my food journal, but I got sick of carrying it around with me. Plus its difficult to whip out my food journal in public and start writing down what I’m eating.
This is why MyFitnessPal is so useful. It has almost every type of food available on the app to track what I eat. It also tells you the calories and macros in the food. It makes me aware of how much I’m eating and how often. I’ve found that I have developed a simple routine of eating, and I can then change it up as I feel the need to.
5. Be more patient with people
I can be awfully impatient with people, including myself. I want to start giving people a chance to be authentically themselves, and to do that I need to start using some wider thinking patterns and start thinking of the bigger picture. I have identified the reason I am so impatient as because I expect too much of people. I intend to take a step back and try to use some relaxing techniques (such as grounding and counting slowly to 10) when I feel impatient or angry with people.
Overall, I think I’ve been much more positive lately, so I feel like I’ve achieved my March Goals (which were the last goals I wrote before I stopped blogging.)
I’ll keep you posted on whether I achieve my June goals.