Of course I am sipping coffee.
It was a rainy week. And today, the forecast calls for more. In Phoenix? Yup. Unusual to be sure! January is usually a rainy month and not February. So with the rain, I have been feeling lazy. No walking around the neighborhood. To be honest I am still recovering from some illness that took over my body while in Florida on business. I tell myself every morning that I feel better but by the end of the day, my body wants to rest. So I let it.
In January, I set simple goals.
And this post is a way of being real with myself and everyone else. I did not meet all my goals. Not in the pen and paper sense anyway. My fitbit does track some but my planner has a lot of white space left.
I started strong as you can see in week one.
And week two looks similar.
But the last half of the month looks like I fell off the wagon.
I didn’t completely fall off. I was definitely more focused on food. I did monitor my weight. I did work on sleeping better. I certainly focused on moving more. I just epically failed on tracking everything.
What do you do when you recognize you failed? Do you ask yourself why bother? Do you reset and start again.
Me? I sat in my chair and I looked at my vision board hanging on the opposite wall and I remembered that this is no New Year’s Resolution fail. This is a journey to a better me. It is where I want to be.
And the healthier me remembered that I should take time to reflect and reset.
After reflection, a vacation and a business trip have passed, I am picking right back up for the balance of February.
I am keeping the same goals and focus for the month and reminding myself to be kind as I reset.
The bonus to all of This? There is one. I may have not been perfect but I did come home from vacation and a business trip maintaining my weight within a pound. Oh…and as of today I lost two more.
Perfection is nowhere on my vision board. Loving myself and focusing on self-care in easy manageable ways one day at a time is. Let’s see how I do for the next 30ish days.
How are you doing with your plans and vision? I would love to hear. Please comment and share.