I realize this post is coming a couple of days into March, but not because I haven’t been pursuing these goals already. Simply because I haven’t had a chance to write them down. Believe me, I have been thinking about them.
- Goal number one: Be less critical of others. This is a really bad habit that I am sad to say I have picked up. I think a large part of it honestly has to do with how hard and critical I can be with myself. I have always expected a lot from myself, and others. That isn’t what is wrong with this, what is wrong with this is being super imposingly critical of others. This can range from things like not being understanding of other’s mistakes, to simply being critical of someone’s looks. This has affected me since I’ve lost weight. I am quick to notice and criticize other’s who are over weight, due in a large part because I fear being over weight and because I am actively working on my body. I am ashamed of this, obviously. Thus the reason my goal is to be less critical of others. I have set it as my intention in each of my yoga sessions and been biting my tongue. I am hoping to have mastered this by the end of the month.
- Reach my GW1. I am only 4 pounds away from GW1. I have been hovering around/maintaining this weight for around a month now. I hit a plateau, then I got over the hump but have been a little more lax with calorie counting and eating. This isn’t a bad thing entirely, because I am comfortable with my weight and where I am now. I have been building muscle so I am still losing inches and toning up a lot. BUT, I have my goal in mind, I am 9 pounds from my ultimate goal and only for from my first goal weight. With that said, I am hoping and working towards my GW1 for the month of March. This means that I am buckling down, no longer eating out and really making sure to do a wide range of workouts. This also means being a lot more mindful of my calories. The positive of this experience is that I now know how to comfortably maintain. Let’s be honest, that’s going to be a really important skill once I get to my goal. Which, I know I will do. Hopefully by the time Coachella gets here!
So, my goals are short but involved and I really hope to do great. When March ends, we will see.