I’m Starting Something New

I’m Starting Something New

Now that I’m in my 30s health has become more of a priority. And I’ve had a number of people tell me it’s easier to maintain health than get healthy. Plus I’ve noticed my body doesn’t handle life as easily than it did even 5 years ago. So I figured now was the time to get into a healthy routine while I’m still in relatively good shape. Several of my goals I set at the beginning of the year were focused on health.  Specifically, I wanted to drink 3 glasses of water per day, do yoga 5 times per week, and lift 3 times per week.

So how am I doing?

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Goals for 2017

Goals for 2017

2017 is going to be a good year. It’s going to be a good year. I recently saw this quote and I think it is a good summary to how I’m approaching 2017:

Be kind. Make art. Read good books. Take no shit.

(If anyone knows who that quote is from, please let me know) I’m going to make this the year where I accomplish my goals. I’m going to make 2017, my year.

So what are my goals? Well, they fall into a few categories:

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Bullet Journal: Goal Tracking

Bullet Journal: Goal Tracking

I’ve been using the bullet journal method on and off for almost two years now, and consistency using my journal since January. Also since January, I’ve been working on trying to set and keep some goals for this year.

Initially the idea of a lot of my goals was great, I had clearly outlined what I wanted to work on in the coming months. But as the months passed, I realized a lot of those goals weren’t clearly quantifiable. Eating better is great, but how do I gauge how well I’m doing on that goal. Even things that were easier to gauge, like walking each day I found difficult to hold myself accountable when I didn’t have anyway to track and reflect.

Enter a goal/habit tracker.

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2016: Goals for a New Year

2016: Goals for a New Year

I’m almost a week late with this post but I have a good excuse… Ryan and I were in Amsterdam over the New Year and just got back. Keep an eye out as I’m planning on posting a few blog posts and sharing some pictures. (If you follow me on instagram and twitter you may have seen a few but I will be posting some extras here.)

Over the years I’ve occasionally attempted New Year’s resolutions and have mostly failed at them. Very typically, I’ve done great for a few weeks and then stopped when I got too busy or it became too much of a chore to stick with it. So this year, I’m not setting resolutions but am going to share some goals and over the months I’ll check in on how I’m doing and essentially grade myself. This is partially inspired by Wil Wheaton’s Life Reboot.

So the goals for 2016 are:

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