It’s Monday, January 12th and I’m late to the blog party of posting any goals or resolutions. Lest anyone cry themselves to sleep at night, believing that I am goal-less for the year, fear not and sleep well. Goals. I have them!
This year, I’m calling my goals, “projects.” Like little experiments, I’m tricking myself into developing some better and healthy habits. And by “tricking” I mean, that they don’t sound intimidating. They kind of sound easy-peasy and fun.
My little projects involve improving my physical, mental, and spiritual self through 30 day, temporary experiments. Heavy on the temporary. Yeah yeah, not reinventing the wheel here, cracking the code, or discovering anything mind-blowing here, but I figured out why I like a 30 day project. It’s just a test. Thirty days isn’t too long to “go without” or to “keep it up” and there’s a finish line. If I like it, I can keep going with it, and if I hate it, I can kick it to the curb. And all along the way, I can tweak the plan to make it the best fit for me.
One of my highest priorities for 2015 is to get my healthy eating back on track. For me, that mohh-hooostly means getting rid of the sugar in my diet. If you’re starting to squint your eyes and glare at me through your computer screen, then you’ve guessed correctly that I’ve started another Whole 30. You can smack me later.
It’s just 30 days and on day 12, I feel a trillion times better than I did 12 days ago. And by better, I mean I’m not hungry all the time, or feeling dizzy because I decided instead of eggs for breakfast, that Christmas cookies sounded like a better idea. There was a fuzzy –buzzy feel, yes that sounds stupid, but that’s really what my head felt like from all the sugar and empty carbs. I knew it was the sugar and the processed foods making me feel like a crazed psychopath, but I just couldn’t stop. Not with Christmas/the party/New Years Eve just around the corner.
I also knew that I wanted to get back to a place where daily exercise was a part of my routine. When we moved back in November, I really got off track. Like reeealllllyyyyy off track. It’s always fun to start getting up in the early morning when it’s the darkest and coldest time of the year! Fortunately, I have a sweet home gym set up so there’s really no valid excuse for me. I’m right up there with Watson in sleuthing skills, so excuses – I found them.
Are you ready to follow along? Buckle your seatbelts because I would really love the help and encouragement from others that are looking to improve themselves just 30 days at a time. I mean it. Please don’t go.
If you’re still there. I rounded up three funny someecards that got a half a chuckle or two out of me. Enjoy.
This is me – next year. K?
Hence, the PROJECTS spread throughout the year. Or at the very least, what I keep telling myself.