Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January Goal(s)

I already posted my goals for 2016, but I think it's important to post smaller goals throughout the year as well. Now, I typically create general monthly goals, but Jessica from A Little More Each Day had this novel idea of creating weekly goals instead. Like her, I tend to lose track of my monthly goals over time--I create them at the beginning of the month, but don't think about them too much beyond the second week. Now, I'm going to try making smaller, weekly goals that will help me achieve my larger goals.

It's like the idea that when you have a lot of weight to lose, you should focus on smaller weight goals (5, 10 pounds) at a time rather than the BIG number to keep from getting overwhelmed.

Overall, this month I'd really like to focus on eating within my daily/weekly SmartPoints. I went in and changed my WW settings so it will also swap my FitPoints, but I'd rather not use them if I don't have to. I kind of feel like a broken record, in terms of "I need to eat within my Points" and "I really need to cut down on the sugar." But it's all still true. Sooooo, I think I've come up with a few things I can do each week to help achieve those goals.

For the rest of this week, here's the plan:

Track, no matter what. I've gotten a little lazy with my tracking the last couple of weeks. It's so hard to track the things that put you over your calories/points! However, it's not doing me any favors to "overlook" those things.

Reach my step goal of 7000 steps each day. This has proven to be extremely difficult with my sedentary job. On days I don't exercise, I'm lucky if I reach 5000 steps! When we were in Texas, I was getting 10,000+ steps each day, easy peasy. I don't think I've gotten that many since we've been back! It's been cold and I haven't wanted to get up in the mornings; that's got to change. It's going to change.

Have a healthy breakfast each day. My trusty Kind bars are now 6 SmartPoints (instead of 3), and therefore no longer worth it. Little known fact: Lap bands are almost always "tight" in the mornings, making it difficult to eat actual food first thing in the AM. Even though mine is unfilled, I still have this issue, so I typically will drink a protein shake or WW smoothie just to get me going, then have something more substantial after I get to work (the band has usually loosened up by then). The Kind bars were convenient for this reason, but I suppose now I'll have to give it some actual thought. Maybe just fruit and Greek yogurt, or some eggs with veggies; I'll have to see what I can make that's easily portable!

What are your goals for this week / month?

Don't forget to check out this post for your chance to win a Fitbit Flex!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi, and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I'd love to hear from you!