Buoyed by my day of successful water drinking (5 glasses!), I decided I wanted to take a peek at a few of my other goals to make sure they were SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time based).
I'm a list maker by nature and an avid goal setter but it's the actual incorporation of the goals into my everyday life that I need to practice.
My water goal felt a bit daunting but realistic. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
I added a little water tracking to my food log so that I could mark off each glass. This indeed felt like a smart goal. And I knew if I was going to have 8 glasses I would need to start with water instead of chai or coffee or anything else in the am and then keep drinking it all day long. Of course it is going to take much more than a day to make this a habit, but it's a start right?
I shared my goals (and have them posted there in the side bar so I can reference them every time I log on) so I thought I'd take a look at how I am working towards each one.
1) Take a yoga class each week. During class be kind to myself and remember to breathe.
I'm aiming for Jennifer's 1/2 class each week at Urban Flow Yoga, but since I know that might not always be possible, I have a back up class lined up too. This week I wasn't able to make it to the Tuesday am class so I'm planning to go to to a 1/2 class this weekend instead.
I'm also scheduling yoga dates when I can. I find it's fun to practice in community and some of my friends love going to class even more than I do.
2) Be able to fit into all of my clothes in my closet and feel comfortable and confident in my wardrobe.
I have never shared pics of my room after transforming our living room into my bedroom! I promise to do that soon! In the meantime though, my closet (in the pic above) is overflowing with clothes I don't currently fit in to.
My favorite organizer and dear friend Autumn of Space for Living, is heading up this way for a major organizing adventure and we're going to do a closet purge! I'll be sure to post pics as soon as we're done.
3) Be able to do full and strong push-ups off of my knees.
You've seen my push up attempt videos one and two right? Well, with my shoulder injury that goal has been on pause for a while, but I'm starting to incorporate some strength training and the yoga will help me get closer to that goal too!
4) Complete July 1/2 marathon.
My "official" training starts at the end of January, but my friend Coleen and I have laced up and done some run/ walk intervals to help us prep.
5) Weight loss goal this year of being under 200 lbs.
-I am aiming for 10,000 steps a day on my little pedometer.
-I am tracking all of my food and aiming to reduce my calories to 2,000 a day.
-and now I'm drinking my water!
Plus I think goals 1-4 will all help me get to number 5.
None of these steps feel particularly drastic, but my hope is that I can consistently incorporate them into my days to make real changes!
And sharing this all right here on bgettinghot helps with all of them!
What are some goals you're working on? Have you come up with ways to help you track your progress? Please share!