Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weekly Goals and Living for the Weekend

Yeah, so, remember last week when I said I was going to start making weekly goals? TOTALLY failed at doing that this week. I mean, I just completely forgot, which just reinforces the idea that I really need my goals in front of me all the time to keep them at the forefront of my mind.

I did good with my tracking and breakfasts, but failed at the step goal; in fact, I've now lowered my step goal even more, to 5000 steps. Once I start hitting that goal fairly consistently, I'll raise it again.

My goals for this week (or what left of it)...

Reach my goal of 5000 steps every day. Totally doable... totally.

Be in bed by 10:30. Not asleep, just in bed. I discovered the show "Blindspot" this week, and watched all 10 available episodes in 2 days (starting around 8pm each of those days!). Yeah, I was up super late, meaning I had no desire to wake up early the next morning!

Track, track, track! I think this one's pretty self-explanatory.

*Phew* Now that's done! On to other things...

I've kind of been in a funk lately... I guess since Christmas, really. It's been really hard to find the motivation to actually do anything that I want to accomplish. I have lots of ideas, but zero energy to actually do any of it. Maybe it's just post-holiday blues. I think I need to channel some positive energy, and force myself to accomplish just one thing each day, no matter how small.

I feel so much better on the weekends, when I can get out and enjoy life and be active on my schedule. Last Saturday, it was absolutely beautiful outside and we took full advantage of it! We put the kids in the bike trailer and rode all over our part of town, stopping at 2 different parks along the way. On Sunday, it was much colder, but I still got out for a run and enjoyed it immensely! Even though it was cold, it was daylight and that made it so much easier for me to get up and go.

I think I'm realizing something that I've known for a while... that I want a job that allows me the freedom and flexibility to enjoy life more than just on the weekends. I hate being gone 5 days/week from 7:30-5:30, and I hate being cooped up in a cubicle for 9 of those 10 hours. There are aspects of my job that are wonderful and I would hate to leave, but at the same time, I'm not sure it's worth it anymore. I know there's a perfect job out there for me, somewhere... I just hope I find it before I'm 60.

I took a walk to the library while the kids were napping (Marc was home)

Karinne and her bike

All ready to go!

It's not easy to take a picture while riding a bike

Karinne dressed herself; we were headed out for a Starbucks date!

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