I am still planning on talking about my goals in small chunks. I really have much too much written down to put it all in one post. So, if you remember my last post where I put it all out there, today I am going to be more specific and write out my focus area in more detail.
Today I’m going to talk health and wellness as it relates to me. This focus area is really something that’s ongoing as I began working on this over 16 months ago and will continue this for the rest of my life.
But I know if I want to enjoy my senior years I better take greater care of myself now.
Sometimes willpower has nothing to do with it.
Sometimes your motivation can come from the confines of a hospital bed (maybe yours or maybe that of a loved one).
Sometimes disgust and frustration are all you need to turn from the direction you’ve been traveling, to a new path in a new direction.
Medicine doesn’t cure anything, it just controls or manages that thing.
Sometimes the side effects of one medicine causes another illness that you will then have to take medicine for.
Let food be your medicine.
The right foods.
Sometimes not setting a goal is the goal to have.
I’d love to have my body at my goal weight at this point in time, but when I started on this healthier me journey I promised myself that I would work at me everyday with no unrealistic expectations.
I didn’t put any pressure on myself to lose a certain amount of weight in a specific time-frame.
I didn’t beat myself up if I skipped exercising for one day, or even 2 days in a row.
I did have a goal to quit smoking as a birthday present to myself. I was going to switch to an e-cig and then eventually taper off that. I’ve had an e-cig for several years that I used a few times but, it made me cough (I see irony in that!). I took it to one of those e-cig stores and the guy had me try a couple different liquids, and we found one that didn’t make me cough. Long story short, the e-cig or parts of it kept breaking and I didn’t quit for my birthday.
I did quit though.
Yay, me! 😀
When I was admitted to the hospital in November for 4 days – it was 4 smoke-free, temptation-free days. I considered it a gift from God, and I wasn’t going to blow it. I’m 9 weeks smoke-free now!
But I will tell you that I allowed myself a couple of months to focus on not-smoking and not-so-much on my eating. I just couldn’t do both at the same time.
So, my goal for a healthier me is to:
– continue to lose weight till eventually reaching my goal weight
– to move daily (even if it’s not formal exercise)
– decrease food/drink consumption (less fat, less meat (to eventually no meat), sugar-laden foods)
– increase food/drink consumption (more vegetables, fruit, more water)
– eliminate unhealthy habits
Did you make any health goals for this year?
If you missed my previous post, you can check it out here: Goals Not Resolutions (Part 2), and Goals Not Resolutions (Part 3).