Friday, September 12, 2008

I like a challenge.

I am participating in a goal challenge with my fitness club. We each picked five small goals that could be reached daily. The program runs for three weeks, the average time it takes to make something a habit. The official start is Sunday, but I want to psyche myself up a little first! I think that this might be just the kick I need, as I have been feeling kind of blah lately about some things in my life.

My five goals are:

1-No soda! I love Coke, so this one is going to be tricky, but I know I can do it! One of the suggestions at the club was to limit caffeine, but there is just no way I am getting through the workday without at least one cup of coffee. So for now, just no soda.

2-Walk or run half a mile daily. This one should be easy. My driveway is just over a quarter mile long, so I will start walking to get the mail everyday instead of stopping in my car on my way home from work. I am in no way a runner, so I am going to have to build up to this part of the goal.

3-Straighten my kitchen and living room. I’m fairly neat, but sometimes I let things pile up on the counter or couch. I will make sure that all the blankets are folded, pillows are on the couch, and folded clothes are taken to the bedroom to keep the living room neat. In the kitchen, I will clear the counters every night and make sure the floor stays swept.

4-Take a multi-vitamin. Easy-peasy.

5-Find something new everyday for which I am thankful. I really want to appreciate all the good in my life, and this is definitely my favorite goal. To keep me honest, I am going to try and post everyday regarding my appreciation for something in my little world. I have decided it can be something serious or silly, just anything that gets me through my day, especially those items I normally take for granted.

Might as well start today!

Today I am grateful for soap operas. Watching The Young & The Restless during my lunch break provides me with a great escape from my own problems. I look at some of the fictional issues the writers dream up, and the stories make my own life seem incredibly manageable in comparison. Plus, they’re fun to watch.

OK, wish me luck on the rest of my goals!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cara! Added your blog to my list!

    Good luck with the challenges. I, too, am addicted to coke. I broke the habit a bit by switching to diet coke. :) But for now, I'm off caffeine ... and while caffeine free diet coke is ok, caffeine free regular coke tastes awful!

    I was never much of a runner either, up until a few years ago. For me, it was the fastest way to lose weight! And once I worked myself into it and developed a routine, I actually kind of enjoy it. Of course, it's much more enjoyable when you're outside and the weather is nice. Much harder for me to motivate myself on a treadmill.