Well, this is the last week in January. Next week I will change my goals and come up with three that are completely new. Whether I've been successful or not so successful at these ones I think I've learned a lot by setting a goal and following it week by week. I can see where my priorities are, I've been able to monitor my health and see what's working for me in that area, and I have enjoyed sharing this part of my life with all of you.
Goal #1: No smoking.
I have been 100% successful in this area this month. The last day I had a cigarette was New Year's Eve, and I don't intend on every having another. I am super proud of this achievement, even though in all reality it wasn't that difficult. I've quit once before, and for me smoking really is about making a choice. I have to admit that for my husband, that choice isn't quite such an easy one to make. He has struggled, really, really struggled, with quitting several times. He is doing well, though. I'm proud of us together.
Goal #2: Unpack boxes in the bedroom
So, the same boxes are STILL sitting in the bedroom, but this is part of the learning experience. I'm not going to get to those boxes anytime soon. To be honest, I want to spend the time I have with my family, not cleaning up boxes. I'll get to them, probably over Spring Break.
Goal #3: Exercise bike
I just can't seem to get myself onto the exercise bike. Even when I was perfectly healthy that wasn't my favorite form of exercise, and I think I resist it because it's not really what I want to do. I know I made a goal to get on it for just 5 minutes a day, but looking at the bike reminds me that what I really want to do is run. I HAVE been getting out for short walks with Daniel in the last few days. We turn around when my feet hurt too much to continue. At least I'm getting something done and it feels authentic to me. I definitely do better with exercise if there seems to be some kind of point to it.
Stay tuned for my new set of goals next week. I think they are going to be challenging but enjoyable.
How have you done on your goals this month? What is something new you will be shooting for in February?