I just wrapped up my 2nd quarter earnings season at work a few weeks ago. In the finance world, that means a look back at performance during the first half of the year. Were goals met? Expectations exceeded? Taking a step back, I thought it might be useful to look back at my own fitness goals for the year and see how I’ve done.
Also, a good way to figure out what to concentrate on as 2012 starts to come upon us.
My quarterly earnings sesaon can be a stressful time for me and the family (hence my routine departure from “normal” work-life balance for a few weeks). This is a major reason why I feel like I continually have my progress derailed. With one more earnings season left in 2011, I want to make sure I start to tackle it in a more proactive way. What follows below is a recap of my earlier goals (link to initial goals here), progress I’ve made so far (if at all), and what I’d like to do next. I’m trying to keep in mind that there will be another possible “derailing” period in the fall but really want to do my best to avoid it.
The Goals Recap / Update
|Taking a multi-vitamin||Uh….actually forgot that was a goal. Wow. That was an easy one too.||Put it on the board…bottle has been purchased, ready to
|Drink 8 glasses of water||Tried an app which proved to be more effort than it was
worth. Then, I also spotted a
few articles showing that it’s not necessarily the water but more the fluid
that is the important part.
|My water intake is better, but probably still needs some
improving. Keep up the good
|<2 cans soda per day||Overall, good job but more recent slippage.||Have to keep this one in check, should also be an easy way
to reduce some unwanted calories.
|Fruit/veggies 4x per day||Not so good here, or rather, would have liked to do
Need to get more creative here.
|Workout 3+ times per week||1000 calories/wk in burn is a better landmark here because
it feels like I push myself harder.
|Stick with the 1000 calories per week instead of 3+ times
|Food diary||Yes! Finally
one I’ve been pretty good on!
|Keep it up – and keep getting back to the WWW
|Run 3 races in the 1st half of 2011||Two out of three ain’t bad. Ended up having to deal with a lot of exams at work and
got derailed a bit. Injury to
the heel has also sidelined things but am starting to come back. Would love, love, love to try to get
a triathlon in this year, but trying to be more realistic and shooting for
two more runs.
So, what now?
Well, there’s a lot here to tackle and sadly only a few months left in 2011. I’d really like to focus the remainder of the year on trying to do a better job of prioritizing me in the grand scheme of things. It seems like if I did this more (or at least more often) I might see meaningful results. There was a post on The Mom Challenge at Lady and the Blog that caught my eye, and in the spirit of living up to that I hope I do a better job.