What do you hope to gain in the next 18 weeks?
I hope to gain perspective in all of these areas and my body is important in this. I need to nourish my body with healthy food and stick to my meal plans. I need to hold myself accountable and be strict about what a portion is.
My family eat out ALOT and I feel guilty if I decline an invitation, however that is more for the emotional section, so for my body I will not accept every invitation to eat out - maybe once a month.
I have not kept a regular schedule of exercise for the last couple of months so I hope to gain one of those - plan, plan, execute is the idea here. ST - 4 times a week - increasing weight once a week. Cardio - a little trickier as I have a broken toe (damn earthquakes and precariously placed tv) however I will research this week and check back in :)
I also need to take more pride in my appearance. Yes it is summer here and I have been camping so some adjustment period is justified - a week should suffice, then shower, nice clothes and hair please.
I hope to gain confidence here. I wish to be stronger, more secure in who I am and where I stand in life - without the constant over-analysing and over-critical self portrait. I want to be strong mentally for myself - with faith in myself. Yup thats it in a nutshell - I want to have faith in myself.
This seems to be the big one for me right now. I am a bit of a basket-case at the mo. I love my family dearly. Summer is difficult for me. There are many (possibly unintended) digs at my single parent status, my financial situation and even my personality. This may be just normal family stuff but as I have been estranged from them for many years this is overwhelming in a small confined tent living situation with 15 people. I need to gain understanding and humility. Also the ability to back down from my ever-defensive stance. Phew lots of work here.
I am not really sure what this section means to me. I instinctively feel it is about giving. I hope to gain better relationships with my loved ones and make some new friends this year. In order to achieve this I need to keep in touch with people, not be a hermit. I need to put the effort into the people I want to be around. I will make space for this.
Something I can also now begin to make space for is a man in my life (other than my son who is fast becoming one of those in front of me!!). This I will take slowly but am just putting it out there for all to see.
I hope to gain a greater purposefulness (is that really a word??) in my relationships with people and the world in general. Spiritual?? Dunno...
What is your starting point?
My starting point is:
Pretty much zero social life
Communication - dismal.
Eating well and within ranges and plans.
Doing my Strength Training 4 times this week.
Calling and texting my friends - actually my biggest failing is replying to people. Just do it right away. That reminds me...
Fostering a friendly and less defensive relationship with my family.
Finish the Spring Clean I started in the weekend.
Family BBQ next Sat - I will only eat fruit salad for dessert, possibly with a dollop of cream if it fits within my ranges.
Exercise - Damn broken toe. Will not overdo it and re-injure but will find something to engage my fitness.
Relationships - If in a situation where it is hurting and is unavoidable I will first joke it off, second come blog it. I will avoid pointless arguments and grumpy moods. I am not the worst off person in the world.
OMG is that it? I'm drained. Might have a nana nap now.