But I keep meaning to check in on my resolutions/mini goals, so using the excuse as an avoidance technique.
- Average 10,000 steps a day
As of right this minute my weekly average is 9,962, but by the end of the day that will be over 10,000. It’s such a motivator for me to have a statistical target. I’m like that. I’ve found that I go for a walk, rather than just hang out at the dog park, if I’m not at my 10,000 goal. This is good. The dog, however, is a little exacerbated, sometimes he just wants to sit around.
- Undertake a Whole30 or close to it January, then 80/20 paleo from then on
Loving this. I’m not strictly Whole30, as a bit of dairy creeps in, but it’s close. I’ve had two ‘fails’ – one eating flour in fritters and two, an emergency chocolate bar on the plane home last night after a very long and gruelling day where I didn’t eat. It was that or pass out. (Not really.) In general, however, it’s been great. I’ve felt so much better, sleeping well etc. I did cave and get on the scales, which was dumb, and I’m about 2kg away from my happy place, but it’s not really about weight, it’s about energy and health. Which are both so much better.
- Yoga – 5 times a week, shorter but harder classes
6 classes last week, struggling with the shorter/harder bit as the night classes are SO BUSY it is unpleasant. And shorter classes mean I don’t learn as much. I love my studio, but I learnt more in 6 months at my first studio than I have in 12 here, they are not really focussed on ‘teaching’ as such. That said, I need to remind myself that yoga isn’t a ‘competition’ it’s just a part of my life and if I never do a handstand, that’s actually OK.
- Focus on authenticity in my relationships
I had a rough few days here when someone near me ‘defriended’ me for reasons unknown. And like I usually do I spent days obsessing over why. But yesterday I spent the day with both my parents (highly unusual, happens once a decade) and my extended family at a funeral, talk about perspective creation*. Who cares about an acquaintance, who I honestly didn’t care for much anyhow, come on girl, pull it together. (I’ve still got to get over the idea that people need to like me. No they don’t. Really.)
- 100 Days of Happy project – linked to a general focus on the positive in my life.
See above – I’ve had some big and little bumps in the week, but I’ve written/posted honestly (on instagram) about 14 days of happiness and I’m really enjoying the process.
DId I put “drink more tea” in my original list? I meant to, and on that I am failing miserably. I am, however, making and drinking water kefir by the litre, but that is a story for another time.
*Another good perspective provider was a status update posted by a friend that read “I love it when racist friends unfriend you, it’s like the trash taking itself out.” This.