So, I set a goal to lose 2 pounds a month, to incorporate activity or exercise into at least five days a week, and to post every day for the month of January.
How'd I do? Well, I only lost 1.6 pounds. I got off my exercise with the "being-under-the-weather" gig. And, I only made 29 out of the 31 days of posting.
On the weight loss deal... I hit 80%
On the posting... I hit 93.5%
I lost track of the exercise... but I have done my yoga DVD at least once a week, lifted weights a few times and have enjoyed my walks (including 9 holes of golf!).
None of this was perfect and there was a time that would have totally thrown me off the trail. If I couldn't do 100%, I would. not. do. it. But, at that point in my life... getting to 100% wasn't that big of a deal. It was just the way I rolled.
I guess I've gotten lazy... I don't want to roll like a steam roller any more. And, I'm happy to be down 1.6 pounds. I haven't suffered. I've made better choices when I could... and not stressed when I couldn't or rather DIDN'T.
I am happy with increasing my activity...gently... I don't even want to run marathons and carry my bag for 36 holes anymore... okay, I haven't TOTALLY sold myself on that yet, but I have realized, whether I want to or not, my body is not up for it any more. Period. I do want to be stronger than I am... and I will be.
Overall, I give myself a passing grade for my January goals. Passing. Not 100% (just so you'll know there is a part of me inside who is screaming hysterically that I would call 93.5% good enough, let alone 80%... but it IS.... good. enough.). For today... for this chapter... for this book... it is good enough. Hush your screaming, you on the inside. ;)
"I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition."
~ Katherine Hepburn
Love this quote... it was customary. Customary to complete the goal. Well, my goals are compromised a tad these days... but, I'm trudging onward and upward.
blessings ~ tanna