Monday, January 29, 2007

February Health Goals

Those involved in the 12 Month Health Challenge have already been discussing their February challenge goals. I've been bouncing around a few ideas in my head--I always have lots of goals. Here are my final decisions:

Primary Goal
(Receives top priority in terms of my focus, willpower and energy)
  • Wake up early and exercise in AM before work. This is something I've always wanted to do. Unfortunately, I'm a night owl by nature. But I'm dedicated to changing it! Studies show that morning exercisers tend to stick with their programs. And my life is getting busier these days, too. I gotta start working out in the morning or, pretty soon, I'm going to end up cutting short--or skipping--my workouts.
Secondary Goals
(Things I'd like to accomplish--at least part of the time--this month, but less important than Primary Goal)
  • Limit restaurant meals to one per week. Currently, hubby and I eat out at least 3 times per week. That's way too much cash--and calories! I'd like to limit our restaurant meals, including take-out, to just once per week.
  • Begin attending martial arts classes again. After months and months of skipping Tae Kwon Do classes, I've decided it's time to "fish or cut bait." I initially stopped going to class because of family obligations--my mom got sick and my life got stressful. But, for the past few months, I've mostly avoided class because of laziness. So, in February, I'd like to start going back, even if it's only one class per week.
So that's it! My February goals.

Good luck to all February Challengers, and anyone else who may be trying to change their lives--for the better!--right now.


Cory said...

Good luck with your February goals! Those sound wonderful! I'm sure you'll make February, and 2007, a great success!

jeannie* said...

Getting up early is a great goal! I might make it my March goal :)

the veggie paparazzo said...

One thing that helps some couples is to have an envelope where the budgeted amount of 'eating out' money or entertainment money goes each month. When that money is used up, it's the end of eating out for the month! It definitely keeps you thinking about whether you really want to eat out if you know you only have, say, $50 left, and you have two weeks left in the month.

Tee said...

Good luck with your February goals.

I am also cutting eating out for the month of February. I know we can do it!!!

Gripperm said...

Great Goals and good luck with them

Anonymous said...

Waking up early to exercise is the best way to go in my opinion. Also, you will have so much energy during the day and eventually go to bed earlier (with a good night's sleep).

P.S. I like your blog,