HAPPY 2016, my friends!!! I have a feeling this is going to be a pretty amazing year. But more than anything I wish you LOTS of love and happiness.
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Now before I share more about my January goals, I have to talk about a realization I recently had.
Setting very specific goals in December is a bit of a futile effort. At least in my experience. Let’s review my December 2015 goals so I can better illustrate what I mean.
A review of my December 2015 goals
Given that I was only home 50% of the time, I did ok.
1. Drink at least 56 ounces of water a day (~7 glasses) – Even though I probably didn’t hit this goal every single day of the month, I was definitely more aware of my water intake. Let’s just say that this is going to be an ongoing effort for the rest of the year!
2. Log 10k steps a day – I did not log 10k steps a day, BUT I did average over 70k steps most of the weeks. Like with my water goal, I’m definitely more aware of my inactivity and plan to continue moving more in 2016.
3. Keep the weekly grocery spend to $75 (or less) – I only went grocery shopping twice in December. The first trip was definitely under $75. The second one…not so much. Just a note – Vishnu accompanied me on the second trip…just saying!
4. Limit mindless phone time to 30 minutes a day – I can’t say I was good about this the entire month. I did, however, make a more conscious effort the week my sister came to Florida and this past week at home. Definitely a win in my book!
5. Read for 15-20 minutes a day – I read a lot in December, but I’m not sure if I achieved this goal. Really looking forward to making reading a priority in 2016.
So yeah…I did ok. While I can’t completely tick the box for any of these five goals, it did feel good to have set things to work on over the course of the month. For someone like me, it felt like a game!
Now on to my January 2016 goals.
1. Log 70k steps or more a week.
While all of my December goals will remain focus areas in January, I want this one to remain front and center. There’s no room for excuses either – WE LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE!
2. Learn to make a Vishnu approved chicken curry.
One of Vishnu’s favorite foods is chicken curry and plain white rice. While I could’ve made this a “cook more Indian food” kind of goal, I’m going to start with this dish and go from there. If it turns out as good as I hope, I’ll definitely share on MIS!
And that’s it. It looks like January is going to be filled with a bit of travel and craziness at work, so I’m limiting this month’s specific goals.
Wish me luck!
Tell me – what are your January goals?