- I DID NOT do any pilates or yoga for the entire month!
- I DID keep up with the HBBC (and still am!) and once I could run a little, I participated in 3 weeks of the POTM (pile on the miles challenge)
- I DID NOT get physically healthy, my achilles is still semi-crunchy, and my knee tendinitis is creeping up again
- I DID think about portions, most of the time...I call my biggest success, not going back for seconds of Thanksgiving dinner :) I also listened to my body a little more, and stopped when I felt full
- I DID NOT cook at home much, with vaca for a week and my Grammy sick at Thanksgiving this fell out the window a little
- I DID NOT do well with sweets - although I only had one piece of pie at T-Day, I had a lot of sweets and sugar during the days and a drank a bit on vaca :)
- I DID NOT have the best of focusing this past month, but there was a lot going on, so although I shouldn't keep making excuses, my mind was elsewhere
- I DID NOT get my bedroom organized - LOL - over 1 1/2 years and I still haven't fully decorated/moved into it...woopsie!
A LOT of red on there....so a lot to work on this festive month!
December Goals 2011
- Return to Yoga
- This month I will need all of the physical and mental relaxation I can get, especially with my legs not cooperating as much as I might like them too
- Keep up with HBBC Challenge
- I am middle of the pack for the "Advanced" group, so I am hoping I can maybe pick it up a little more when I can start running longer distances, and more days (right now I am running only once or twice a week)
- Rediscover what I love about fitness
- I started an indoor field hockey league this past Sunday, and although I am already a little beat up, I am in love. Field Hockey was my main physical activity in high school and college, and I really feel in my element when I am playing, surprisingly more confident than in running
|I got hit by a ball in my fingers :) And I am proud of it!|
- Be Conscious, but not picky
- With a month full of holiday parties and family get-togethers, there are many chances to forget clean eating and portion control, but my goal is to stay mindful, not restrictive, during this time. I have had a cookie (or 2) a day since I made my first batch of Christmas cookies this past weekend, and I am embracing the season, not overindulging, but also not regretting.
- Eat more veggies!
- especially since 7 fruits and veggies a day = 1 point in the HBBC :)
- a lot of my meals this week have been totally vegetarian, salads with beans or yogurt, sweet potato with hummus and yogurt
|mixed green salad, chick peas, red pepper, cucumber, dried cranberries, w/ mini brussel sprouts and hummus on the side - yum!|
- Continue my Focus practices
- continue to make lists, and hopefully cross things off that list
- continue to be aware of how much I am taking on, so as to not over-stress and over-commit (it is really easy to say "yes" to everyone this time of year)
- Take care of myself mentally
- I have been holding a lot in lately, many small little things - that on their own aren't too big of a deal, but bottled up - create a meltdown down the road (trust me, last night I had one!)
- Find out what I feel is "in a rut" and plan out a path to get myself out of the "rut"
- Save more
- ironic goal during a month of spending and giving, but I really want to start a savings account for "a rainy day" or more like, for an apartment/house of my own someday, a refurbished car (my car sorely needs a bumper right now) - I have a 401k, but I want something for the more immediate future.
- I am still paying off a lot of student/car/mom loans, so I want to make sure I am also saving something for once those loans are paid off.
Phew! Hefty goals this month, but I guess I wouldn't have it any other way - I don't function well when there is one thing to do, think about, accomplish.
How about you - do you have a lot of goals this crazy full month?
Do you do well with one or two big/small goals, or a boatload of little goals?
I have a very short attention span, so I like to break things down into a lot of digestible pieces, so I have something else to focus on, once one goal is accomplished.