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New Years resolutions and year long goals are easy to make, the hard part is actually keeping them. By March, many of the January gym goers have settled back on their couch and so many of those good intentions have gone out the window. Back in January, I made a very public pronouncement of my goals for 2014. As we’re nearing the half way point, I’m here, publicly checking in. My goals were pretty simple to lay out. They were:
The Not-So-Easy Part
Many of life’s goals are easier said than done and my four goals were no exception. Let’s work backwards… The one goal among the 4 that I’d say I’m making the biggest strides toward is finding time for me. I’ve been doing more reading, seeing my friends more, and doing more of what *I* want to do. Score 1 for me!
One of the things I’ve not been so good at has been using “me” time to exercise. Part of it I’ll blame on the fact that most of my “me” time is after dark, but I don’t have that excuse anymore (yay, summer!) and I’ll be getting my butt in gear to work on my running endurance. I have something up my sleeve to help with that, but I can’t let that cat (so to speak) out of the bag just yet – check back in a few weeks though… I’ll be spilling the beans around the 20th of June.
My strangest goal, “eat” hasn’t been as much of a struggle as I expected. I have stocked my office with healthy snacking options (popcorn, fruit, veggies, ZonePerfect bars, granola, yogurt) and if I find myself hungry and not able to get a full meal, I grab a snack and squish the hunger. Keeping myself from getting to the point of “starving” makes it easier to keep from overeating at meal time.
Which brings us to my original goal – maintain. I’m not thrilled with myself, but I have gained a few pounds. I could come up with a lot of excuses, but I’d rather spend the time working on fixing it. I had a few sedentary months, but I am back on the right track (being more active, more vigilant about what I’m eating) and I have no doubt that I’ll be giving you a much better report when I post my next update.
Staying Charged – A Giveaway
Keeping yourself on top of your goals takes energy! ZonePerfect wants to help you stay charged! First, ZonePerfect wants you to become a ZonePerfect® VIP and save up to $10*! Your first coupon will be emailed to you. Join now! Second, ZonePerfect wants to help us keep our devices charged too, and has given us a Power Bar portable charger to give one lucky reader! I use my Power Bar all the time and it’s a great way to make sure you’re never without power when you need it. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling us how your doing on your 2014 goals. The giveaway closes at 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 6th. *$10 in savings relates to savings spread across a one year period and may vary.
So, how are YOU doing on your 2014 goals?