This week my three goals will be teeny, tiny and created with a bent toward being more positive. Because I am on a crusade to create new habits that will serve me through the course of my life with this experiment, I will be posting similar goals many weeks, but I will try to change it up from time to time in order to stretch myself in the process of developing new behaviors/habits.
Here are my three goals for this week:
1. I will continue to eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, and will add a colorful veggie salad at my evening meal every night this week. I love veggies and they are plentiful this time of year in NEPA, so this is a win/win winning scenario for me, I think.
2. I will exercise for five minutes in the morning each day before doing anything else. This is a hard one for me because I usually am very stiff in the a.m.s, but I’m willing to do it because I so want to develop a love for early morning exercise. Plus, I am wayyyy less stiff once I do it. I’m finding that out. I may even buy me one of those wacky commercial workout tapes to help get me moving in the morning. Wouldn’t that be fun?! Can you say, Richard Simmons?
3. I will work at not letting the food others are eating affect the way I eat. This one was suggested by Dr. J, who always has good ideas for me, and who always has my ear (or rather, eye, since I read, not hear, what he says). I, like millions of other Americans, am distracted from good eats by restaurant fare, food commercials, and community food fests. This week I will strive to blaze my own trail with regards to food choices. I think this one can serve two purposes, because I can also use this as food planning and prep time. Again, win/win. Yay!
Those of you who are in the habit of praying, please pray for me as I attempt to stay focused and on track with my three teeny, tiny goals this week. I know they seem very tiny, but if I can daily apply these goals to my life, soon my lifestyle will change.
Change is possible! I believe.
What teeny, tiny goals are you going after this week? How do you make change fun? Please share!