So…resolutions. Ideally, at the beginning of the year the only thing we can think about is how, “This year it will be different, this year I will change _____ habit.” But change is harder than it appears especially when we want to make SO many changes in our life. I originally wrote that in 2014, I wanted to…
- Lose 30 pounds by May 1st
- Read 10 books
- Learn more about WordPress (php, html, css etc.)
My January Progress
Lose 30 Pounds by May 1st
In my opinion, this one is most important. I want to be healthy and I want to look really good on my wedding day. The last time I lost a lot of weight was a couple of years ago and I followed a strict regimen because it was a competition. In retrospect, I see that the motivation was to beat one particular person and even though I don’t remember if I did…it motivated me to stay on track. This time, while I am doing really well with exercise, the eating bit isn’t as good.
In February, I will focus on eating healthy, whole foods and staying in my calorie budget. While I like Lose It, I find that Anytime Health does a better job in helping me understand how much I can eat and how much I need to work out. I know I need to switch to that platform instead because it’s what works.
So far, I am down 2 pounds. Not ideal for getting to my goal in time. I’ll need to up the ante in the next month which sucks because Valentine’s Day is around and chocolate haunts our office hallways. I need to re-learn moderation and accept that this time, it won’t be like last.
Read 10 Books in 2014
I finished my first book of the year, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. This book is a MUST READ. Gladwell is inspiring and blunt. I highly recommend it. I just can’t believe how many amazing points and theories can be brought up in a single book. I will make sure to do a full review in the coming weeks of the book, so stay tuned for that.
Generally though, I am not focused on this goal. I am focused on my first goal, health. I will need some recommendations for books though, so feel free to let me know in the comments.
Learn More About WordPress
This one is just laughable. I haven’t done anything to actively learn more about coding or wordpress other than what I need for my job. I want to learn about WordPress hooks, editing CSS, child themes, and more but I just don’t seem to have the time. Although, I could watch less Castle and then I might have time (I’m addicted – marathoning it – currently on season 3). I need to set aside some time to really look at this particular goal and figure out why I want it, why it’s important, and how I can make it a priority.
Focus for February
Resolutions are hard especially when we make multiple big goals. My first priority is to lose weight, not only for my health but for my wedding in May. I also know that I’ll have time post wedding to focus on the other two so maybe that’s why they aren’t too big of a priority for me. Right now, I just need some motivation/inspiration to continue on my weight loss journey even though I am not seeing the results I want (probably because I am not working hard enough on them).