February 2014 Goals

Setting Goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.February 1…already.  A month has already gone by…31 days.  It is a good time to ask yourself how you are doing on your goals for the year.  Have you fallen off the wagon?  Time to get back on.  Doing great?  Keep going.  Just doing okay?  Maybe you need to adjust your goals.  Let’s re-evaluate and re-focus.

I have been doing quite a bit of thinking lately and trying to figure out what I need to keep me going.  Is it Weight Watchers?  Is it My Fitness Pal?  Is it health coaching with Jacynta (that one is a given!)?  What do I need in order to get back on track?

I have come up with two major things that I think will help me this month.

  • Meal planning – When I have not planned what we are going to eat and shopped for it, we grab something quickly and usually it is not a healthy option.  I need to get better about meal planning our dinners and shopping for them.  We do really well for breakfast and lunch but then it is night time where the bottom seems to fall out.  I am considering doing E-Meals again.  They make it so simple to shop and plan and do the guesswork for you.  If I don’t choose to do E-Meals, I plan to sit down on Saturdays and plan out my dinners for the week.  Then, on Saturday night or Sunday I will do the grocery shopping.  That way, I will be ready for the week and there will not be any excuses.
  • Weekly Weigh In’s – I have not weighed in at Weight Watchers the entire month of January.  Therefore, I have let myself slide a bit in my eating due to not being 100% accountable.  I NEED to weigh in weekly.  I NEED to tell someone what the number is.  I choose you.  I am not going to say that I will weigh in once a week at Weight Watchers because I am not sure I am going back to Weight Watchers.  I do however need the accountability of weighing in or the scale is just going to continue to go up.  So, Wednesday will be my weigh in day.  I will take a picture of my scale at home every Wednesday and I will share it with you later that day or on Thursdays.  That way, I have to face the scale and be accountable.

There ya go.  Two main things that I think I need to do in order to get back on track.  I am also going to track more in My Fitness Pal and continue to try and go to Crossfit 3 times a week.  Right now, I am averaging two times a week but if I really plan, I can up it to 3 times.  Those two things would be MAJOR for me.

I want to see the scale move in the right direction.  I want my clothes to fit better.  I want to feel good about myself.  I don’t want to continue to see the scale go up.

My husband has also expressed his desire to get healthy so that will help also!  If we are on the same page, it is much easier for both of us.

How was your January?  What are your goals for February to have a successful month?

 

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.