Goals Check In

Is it too early for a goals check in?
  
Probably but I’m so excited about this tracking tool that I bought from Elise Blaha Cripe that I can’t help but write about it! It’s seriously has made a huge impact on pursuing two of my concrete goals.

  
At the end of December I wrote about my One Little Word and I talked about how I was going to be intentional with myself.   Part of that means moving my body more.  I decided for this year that everyday I wanted to make it to my yoga mat for some practice and walk 10,000 steps.  I have been following Elise for almost two years and I’ve seen her use a tracking tool that she created to achieve her goals and I thought maybe they would help me in moving my body more.  So far so good!

I kept my goals very simple with little expectations behind them.  Literally the only expectation I’m putting on myself is that I just do it.  Yoga everyday does not mean I’ll be sweating it out for 60 minutes a day.  This week it’s meant I’ll be doing a very gentle yoga sequence for 10 – 15 minutes (and I missed a day in there).  I don’t expect to be able to do handstands or crazy poses at the end of the year, I don’t expect to advance to any great lengths.  I’m purposely not taking pictures of myself or comparing my practice to anyone else’s.  I’m simply getting to the mat, I’m focusing most on my breathing during the practice and being completely present.  I’m making it work with a busy schedule, sometimes I’ll do it before bed, or at Ezekiels nap time or bath time just to fit it in.  If you are a newbie at yoga like me I suggest check out the Yoga By Candace YouTube channel, it’s the only videos I use and she has a huge variety of lengths and skill level.

10,000 steps every day was hard for me before I made it an absolute daily goal using the goal tracker.  I bought a FitBit in October and I’ve loved it but I have been lacking in my steps even with using it. Now – it seems so simple! With the use of the goal tracker my excuses went out the window.  I’ve been doing laps around my house while listening to one podcast episode.  When I put something in the microwave I walk laps until the timer goes.  Ezekiel and I will have a 20 minute country dance party which he absolutely LOVES and is a great workout for me! I’ve realized that just because I am at home all day for a lot of days I don’t have to be so sedentary.  I can move just as much at home as anywhere else, I just have to be a little more creative.  I’ve consistently been going OVER 10,000 steps each day and it feels GREAT.

I’m pretty confident that using this goal tracker is going to not only help me achieve my daily goals but have such a huge impact on my overall wellness.  

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