Happiness in August

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.

3 thoughts on “Happiness in August

    • I think this is because there’s a lot of variation in weighing yourself- especially if you don’t weigh yourself at the same time every day. It can be discouraging if you weigh yourself and see that number go up, when you thought you had eaten well/exercised well the day before. The most accurate is if you weigh yourself every day and take a weekly average.

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