Summer is just around the corner, dolls. Four months after New Years’, our resolution ideals are long behind us. There’s been winter holidays and cold, dark evenings since then. We’re feeling a bit bloated and resent the trade of bulky, body-hiding sweaters for shorts and swimsuits. But this series isn’t about bathing suits. If you have a body, put a bikini on it and viola! You have a bikini body. I can say that until I’m blue in the face, but it’s still a nerve-racking time, isn’t it? Damn you, society.
If you’re anything like me, you may need to fine-tune your eating and health habits; combat that bloat. Let’s make a space in May to reassess our health goals and progress. No matter if we conform to society’s ridiculous standards, we will feel best in our bathing suits if we…feel our best in general. I think (no, I know) cleaning up our diets can help with that.
Mini-Resolution May is a six-week series in which we re-assess our health goals for the rest of the year, quit eating crap, get our minds right, change habits, start batch cooking…all kinds of stuff. Let’s do this!
Think back to New Year’s. What were your health related resolutions? Mine were:
- Lose the last 20-30 lbs
- Increase greens
- Not drinking my calories (drink more water)
- Decreasing overall sitting time
Salads became very unappetizing by January. I wasted a month continuing to buy too much produce, not taking the time to make and eat salad, and beating myself up for it. In mid-February I began making soup instead. This allowed a vegetable-centric lunch delivered in a warm, soothing way. Ironically successful at not drinking my calories, I drink mostly water and Diet Mountain Dew. Too much Diet Mountain Dew. My overall sitting time has decreased, but, honestly, I forgot about this goal. The time has been decreased due to #boymomlife, not through any effort of my own. I have only last half of my New Year’s weight loss goal.
Now that we’ve checked our old goals and progress, we can reassess. Are we still attached to these goals? Will some be replaced, revamped, or upgraded? How will stalled goals be revived? What completed goals are there to celebrate?
It’s important to be as specific as possible when plotting how to revive stalled goals. My revisions include:
- Lose last 15-20 lbs
- Eat giant, higher-calorie salads for lunch
- Only drink two cans of Diet Mountain Dew a day (gulp)
What are the action steps you’re going to take to tackle your stalled health goals? My action steps are:
- Doing at least 30 minutes of PIIT28/Blogilates in the morning and 15 minutes of HIIT before dinner (exercising in the early evening helps me sleep at night)
- Prepare a “greens tote” every Monday, making salad consumption easier through the week
- Grab a bottle of water and do some chores to busy myself when I want that third can of Diet Mountain Dew
Let’s Do This
February, March, and April were a slackfest and it’s time to get back on track. Join me?
Follow this link to sign up to receive your copy of Mini Resolution May worksheet. It’s a great way to reassess your resolution goals and plan how you can tackle them. Simplifying writing down your new goals will make them more immediate and attainable. Here’s my goal worksheet. I’m keeping mine front and center by putting it on the refrigerator.
I have faith in us. Welcome to Week One.