A new month, a new goal! This month was intended to be the physical health/exercise month, but I think I’m going to do a last-minute swap to food. Part of the reason why this post is late is because I was trying to think of what I wanted my physical health/exercise goals to be. I’m already regularly boxing 3 times a week and loving it. I don’t need additional motivation (somehow). I even kept up with the physical activity when visiting Michigan this past weekend- joining my best friend in ultimate frisbee and badminton for 2 hour each. I wanted to exercise, and believe me no one is more surprised about that than me.
I want these goals to be a bit challenging and I want them to not just be things I already do. There’s no “read more books” goal for example, because I just do that already (I’m on 55 so far this year!) I also have been struggling a lot with eating recently and I want to tackle it head on.
So, this month is going to be food. Here are the goals I am thinking:
-Make a public commitment to this month’s goals and ask for social support
-Weigh myself every day
-Track everything I eat (no skipping snacks or samples)
-Eat 1500 calories/day or fewer (+500 on the days I box- also good motivation for boxing!)
-Buy and eat more fruits and veggies
-Discover my triggers/motivations for eating poorly and figure out how to combat them
-Make an appointment with a nutritionist
This will probably be the hardest month for me. I have struggled with this for a long time and especially recently. But I know working on these goals will make me happier in the long run. Hard work pays off.