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A Look At My 2022 Targets

I used to be type of afraid to open my January 1st submit from final 12 months as a result of I would utterly forgotten what objectives I would chosen to work on. The one one I may bear in mind was that I needed to eat extra fiber. Normally, that is what happens–I write out some objectives after which in the long term, I have a tendency to simply concentrate on certainly one of them. Not splendid, however undoubtedly higher than nothing!

I am curious how I did so far as the objectives I set for myself a 12 months in the past, although. So, right here they’re… and my ideas on them.

1. Lose the remainder of the burden I gained between 2018-2020.

I began final 12 months at 161 kilos and I *actually* hoped to get all the way down to 130-135, however I did not set a an precise objective. I deliberate to concentrate on consuming extra fiber relatively than making an attempt to chop issues out.

Ideas: I undoubtedly reached this objective! Effectively, by “undoubtedly” I truly imply type of, haha. I obtained my weight all the way down to 125 for a short while, however have since gained 15 kilos. I want I may say I used to be shocked, however I’ve by no means been in a position to get the cling of upkeep. If I can do this, I can be thrilled.

This can be a comparability of my first weigh-in in 2022 (157.6) and my final weigh-in in 2022 (140.4). I did not suppose I would see a distinction, however them aspect by aspect, I undoubtedly do.

I by no means anticipated to make such an enormous change in my food plan, although. In a great way! First, I began consuming a LOT extra fiber and that alone made a giant distinction within the type of meals I used to be consuming (more healthy for positive). Then on the finish of January, I grew to become vegan for moral causes and it modified my food plan dramatically (once more, for the higher). After consuming vegan for practically a 12 months, I really feel higher than ever–the greatest change being that I eradicated my power ache. I by no means imagined that might be attainable.

I additionally needed to drink 4 liters of water every day and I definitely failed at this one. I did rather well for some time, realizing that if I did not drink a variety of water whereas consuming a lot fiber, I used to be going to be depressing with stomachaches. After I was operating usually, I had a a lot simpler time consuming 4 liters of water every day; a number of years in the past, it wasn’t uncommon for me to drink much more than that! That is one thing I must repeatedly work on as a result of I all the time really feel so a lot better after I’m well-hydrated.

Total, I feel I succeeded on this objective. My weight is in a wholesome vary and my meals selections are higher than they’ve ever been. I nonetheless must drink extra water although.

2. Run not less than three miles, three days every week.

Ideas: This was a fail from the very starting. I am unsure what happened–I do not actually need to return and sift by means of my posts–but I solely ran a number of instances initially of January after which sporadically from then on. I did properly in February and March, then once more in August and a few weeks in September.

Getting right into a routine and having streak going is the toughest half. It is really easy to place it off! Operating three miles, three days every week would not take a lot time in any respect; there isn’t a purpose I could not have performed this (except I used to be injured, I suppose). I simply had a really onerous time with a variety of issues in 2022, and operating wasn’t on the prime of my precedence checklist. Hopefully I can get again to it this 12 months!

3. Work on training folks’s love languages.

Ideas: I used to be undoubtedly extra acutely aware of this, however I did not hold it on the entrance of my thoughts; I may have performed higher. I am particularly dangerous with bodily contact, which is Jerry’s love language. It isn’t that I am turned off on the considered holding fingers, hugging, kissing, and many others., however I simply do not ever consider it! It would not happen to me to do these issues (except it is a behavior like giving him a hug and kiss earlier than he leaves for work). I actually need to work on this–I would like him to *really feel* liked, although I inform him on a regular basis.

I used to be undoubtedly extra acutely aware of the love languages with my youngsters and I labored onerous to observe these. The principle focus was that I made positive I ignored any distractions whereas they had been speaking to me. If I used to be writing a weblog submit, for instance, and so they needed to ask me a query or inform me one thing that went on that day, I closed my pc and gave them my full consideration.

The 5 Love Languages is SUCH an incredible idea. If you have not learn the e-book, I extremely advocate it! It is quick learn and it is really life-changing. (I wrote a assessment of the e-book right here)

4. Begin transferring my physique very first thing within the morning, regardless of the power ache.

Ideas: I used to be used to being inactive within the mornings as a result of that is when my ache was the worst. I had a tough time doing something, particularly strolling or utilizing my fingers. This objective did not actually apply after a few months, as soon as I spotted that my power ache was gone. I by no means ever would have believed that consuming a vegan food plan would eliminate my ache, however there may be actually no different clarification.

I used to have a really onerous time getting out of bed–trying to sit down up after which stand was very painful–but now I’ve no drawback with it. I want I may say that I began my day by being lively very first thing, however clearly, I did not do this. I’m definitely productive, though–I haven’t got to sit down for an hour and half earlier than being lively. I begin my day instantly.

5. Work on folks abilities.

Ideas: I’ve all the time been socially awkward and shy, so folks abilities have by no means been my forte. I needed to discover ways to make small discuss and simply really feel extra pure when speaking to folks I do not know.

I’ve been doing actually good with this one! To others, it could not appear to be a lot in any respect; however I have been intentionally speaking to strangers in public areas (on the retailer, in ready rooms, mainly wherever the chance presents itself). I nonetheless overthink everything–I’ve to type of hype myself as much as say one thing, however I’ve all the time felt actually good after an interplay.

Whereas I used to be within the ready room for remedy, I truly had a dialog with a man about speaking in ready rooms, haha. The ready room there may be often empty, or there is just one different person–and it feels awkward! In ready rooms now, all people simply takes out their cellphone and performs round with their apps. It made me begin fascinated with what ready rooms had been like earlier than sensible telephones; there may be nonetheless {a magazine} rack in a lot of the ready rooms I have been in and it makes me surprise if folks ever learn them anymore. Anyway, I introduced this up and we truly had dialog for a couple of minutes. It felt a lot much less awkward than sitting in a ready room with one different individual and having or not it’s useless silent.

Total, I think about this objective successful. I can repeatedly work on this, however I’ve gotten a lot better at it.

Effectively, that truly wasn’t so dangerous! Aside from my operating objective, the objectives weren’t measurable; so my outcomes had been extra on a spectrum than a concrete succeed/fail. I am fairly pleased with how I did.

Subsequent 12 months, wanting again at my objectives for this 12 months can be fascinating. Since I used the SMART technique for setting my objectives, will probably be a succeed/fail end result. This isn’t to say that I am unable to enhance one thing, as a result of I definitely can. However as a result of the objectives are measurable, I’ll both have performed it or could have not. I suppose we’ll discover out in 12 months! 🙂



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