derailed: why i call it a goal and not a resolution

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

shortly after the new year i ran into my first obstacle for my 2015 goals of losing weight and getting out of debt. dh's grandfather passed away and we had to leave town this weekend and drive across the state for the funeral. i tried to make good choices, but it was not always easy. though i was more stressed about it before leaving town than i needed to be. i guess that's how i handled my grief. i also forgot to pack my workout clothes.

though we budgeted and managed to stay within that amount, it was still a massive step backwards in our plans.

i'm still having trouble getting back on track with food and exercise this week. pms isn't helping.

i did learn that life will always get in the way of your goals and we just need to be prepared to take the obstacles as they come. though i wish i had more than 4 days to get adjusted to the new plan before the first hiccup came along.

now, if i had called my goals new year's resolutions i would have failed by day 8 and then what? i'm done for the year? try again next year since i didn't follow my diet and spent money i didn't have. i hate the mindset of new year's resolutions. i like the idea of them, but i feel it's something that should be concentrated on all year, not just at the beginning of january. most people fail or forget about them by like the 21st of january, but why? it should be something you focus on all year and see where you are a year from now.

anyway, i haven't updated all year because of all the personal stuff going on. i feel like i'm finally getting back into life and seeing where things are. the scale is not happy with me, but it'll be fine in a short amount of time. i worked out this morning and my body is not happy with me. that should change in the next couple days. i just need to get back into my routine.
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    Just get back on the horse! You'll be fine. emoticon
    2303 days ago
    You can do this.
    Fall down seven times, get up eight!
    (or at least that's what I try to keep telling myself!)
    2303 days ago
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    I also consider them goals. Goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. That makes them SMART!

    As we go through our 100 Days of Weight Loss lessons, we learn that we are never again derailed. We have a pause, or we are on the wider path for a few days where situations are just a fingers length away from our control, and then we resume our narrow path ways. It may take a little longer, but it's the way our life is sometimes.

    Better slow than never! Onward & Downward!
    2303 days ago
    What do they say? Life is what happens while the rest of us are making plans or something like that? You can always revisit and adjust goals! So ease on back on track and shed those pounds and save that money! If you are determined, you will do it! Sorry for your loss too!
    2303 days ago
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