If you’re new here, this is my update on my Six month SMART Goal. If you’ve forgotten, or need a quick reminder, read here to remind you about SMART Goals.
Specific: Lose 35 pounds by December 31, 2014.
Measurable: Saturday status report.
Achievable: I can do this! I believe I can and I’m doing the work.
Results: Weekly weigh-in updates.
Timeline: ~6 Months
Feel free to share your weekly goal and status at #mysmartgoal. I’ll be looking for you on Instagram.
Here is my “Habits Checklist” to keep up with my goals.
Did I SIMPLIFY and FOCUS?
This week has brought tremendous success in other aspects of my life and business, but I didn’t give the health side the focus that I felt it needed. However, if I went to the kitchen for a snack, I would ask myself, “What’s the healthiest thing I can eat just now? ” Often, that was a green apple. Man, I love those things. A small one is filling, has that sweet tart flavor and really energizes me.
Did I Make exercise a daily habit?
Not completely. I went walking a few times with my family. These beautiful crisp fall days make me want to be outside even more. A quick walk in the afternoon has been the perfect way to take a break, get some fresh air and come back to housework or other projects renewed.
My daughter loves it, too. She loves the time in the stroller. Sometimes we walk in peace, sometimes we are having those profound conversations that you can have with only a three year-old. She tells me everything in her mind. I love that.
Did I write everything down that went in my mouth?
I did not. I’m not making excuses for myself, but I am noticing a very serious change in the way I think about food. Which is progress.
But thinking isn’t enough. I have to make that change. (Cue the Michael Jackson remix…)
Did I report in?
Yes. I will remain true to the accountability. It’s good for me. Really good for me to take time, evaluate and discover the next couple of steps I need to take to get better.
Before we talk numbers, I just have to tell you that I started watching “The Biggest Loser” again this week. And, I love this new trainer, Jennifer Widerstrom. She told the contestants in the first episode (and I’m paraphrasing, quite badly) that dealing with weight either comes from a place of fear or a place of love. You make the choice where it’s coming from.
She might have well hit me with a brick! How did I miss THAT my whole life? How can I love myself enough to take massive risk and challenges in so many other areas of my life… and not have the love I need for myself in this one? I just need to be kinder. To me. I need to give myself a break and work through it daily. This is HUGE.
And, well, so is this. I gained 3.0 pounds this week. It doesn’t surprise me as I’ve skipped meals, not slept very well and haven’t been on track. But finally, this is a new week.
This has been slower than I ever expected. But I’m not giving up.
Tell me now, how did your week go with you SMART goal? Feel free to comment here or use #mySMARTgoal on Twitter or Instagram.
Can’t wait to hear all about it!