Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Goals | 2018

It's May! It's May! It's May!

We are coming out of what feels like the longest winter ever {even though it has been "Spring" for a little while now} and, arriving in May just feels like we've made our way out. We had temperatures in the 40's this past weekend and, I'm just so over it. Today is suppose to be warm and sunny and, I am so glad!

Now that it's May, I am ready to make new goals for the month.

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Goal #1 - Only step on the scale once per week.

Okay, so I talked about tossing out the scale for the entire month of May but, I do still like to measure my progress and use the scale as extra accountability. I noticed in April, I was stepping on the scale almost every single day. So, in May, I am making it a goal to only step on the scale one a week, for accountability's sake. I'll be asking my husband to hide the scale until weigh-in day, each week!

Goal #2 - Practice better moderation by eating out no more than twice per week.

Oh man, I wanted to write once per week, I really did but, you guys... it's ice cream season. We've been waiting through a very long winter to get to go to our local ice cream stand and, while I don't plan on using both "eating-out tickets" on ice cream each week, I do hope we go out at least once a week for our favorite summer treat!

Also, another reason I am giving myself two "tickets" to eat out each week is because one of our favorite places opens back up this month -- White Turkey Drive-In. They have the best cheeseburgers  in the world and so, I feel like this is the month where a lot of eating-out typically occurs. 

While it may not sound like a very hard goal, to limit eating out to only twice per week, I do think it is attainable and, I want attainable goals that inspire me to stay on track. I think limiting it to twice per week is just reasonable for us in this month, all things considered. It's certainly less than what we've done in the past, which was go out to the ice cream stand after dinner every night of the week. I will just have to be hyper vigilant on making sure I have room in my calorie-range to spend on eating out and, not doing it more than twice per week. 

This is a prime example of what I mean when I say moderation over deprivation. I just know what works for me and, if I were to say only once per week, I would fail the moment White Turkey opens and our family/friends want to meet out to eat or, when we've already gone out for ice cream with Piper but, a date night is also on the books that week.

Goal #3 - 120 oz. of water per day

Honestly. Come on. This is such an easy one and yet, it's been so hard for me lately. I think it's because I've been letting myself drink more pop, which, I usually don't do at all. If I focus on drinking 120 oz. of water each day, there will be no room for much else in way of pop.

Goal #4 - Track calories every day, whether or not I'm going over calories.

This should be a good goal for me this month because I have a habit of just not tracking on the days that I know I'll be going over calories. I do think it's important, though, to track every day and this month, I'm going to give it a shot!

So, those are my goals for the month! Readers, what goals are you going to be working on this month?

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