Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Accountability Makes Goals a Reality

Last week, I made some goals for the month of February. Then, I went on a weekend-long trip with my husband, where we drank too much beer and ate too much food. Amazing as it all was, I am left feeling bloated and just plain unhealthy from it all.

Yesterday, I tried to refocus on the goals that I set for February. In case you missed that post, here's a quick recap of my February goals:
Water: 120 oz. per day, at least 5 times a week.       
Nutrition: I would like to stay within my caloric range at least 5 times a week. 
Exercise: My gym goal for the month of February is to go the gym 8 times this month.

Sleep: I would like to try be in bed by 10 p.m. during week nights this month. 
Weight: My aggressive goal would be to lose 8 lbs. this month (bringing me down to 230 lbs). My more mild weight-loss goal is to lose 5 pounds (bringing me down to 233 lbs.) and, my fail-safe would be to, at the very least, maintain my January loss (238 lbs).
Yesterday, as I was fighting the bloat, I had a thought. It's one thing to make goals for the month but, accountability is really what helps make those goals a reality. So, I decided to start keeping track of my progress with my goals for the month and, sharing my results with you more often.

Yesterday's progress looked like this:
Water: 120 oz. done!
Nutrition: Within calories!
Exercise: 1 / 8 total gym visits to date.
Sleep: In bed by 10 p.m.
Weight: Not checking until the end of the week.

Even though I am going to be keeping track of my progress daily, I don't think I'll be reporting back daily; maybe more like once a week. For me I've found that reporting back on my progress, even if it's once a week, helps me to stay accountable to my goals.

Readers, how do you keep yourself accountable?

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