Thursday, June 26, 2014

Small Goals

When I hear the world "Goal" right now, in the Soccer time of the World Cup, I want to say it more like,


But no, not that kind of goal.

I'm trying to make small changes lately.  Seeing if small changes me a difference.

What I'm trying lately....

1. Drink water like a fish...
... though I don't think that fish actually drink water.  I mean, we don't eat air... do we?

There's your deep thought of the day.

But I am a water drinker. I mean, I don't drink soft drinks so water is usually the other choice.  But I do drink a lot of tea, which I'm finding out is NOT as good as water.  It can dehydrate you, & actually have read where it doesn't allow for complete protein consumption. WHAT?  So yes, I'm trying to drink more pure 100% water.

My goal?  100 oz of water a day.  Lofty goal.  I've been doing great at getting it the past few days though...

... & that also means I am a peeing machine.  I have spent more time in the bathroom then at my desk lately.  Oh well - good reason to get me up & moving out of my office during the day.

Not so good when I get stuck in traffic on the 30 minute drive home.

2. Be a Gremlin...

80's shout out right here!  But remember in Gremlins where you shouldn't feed them after a certain time?  I'm going with the same theory.  I'm trying not to eat anything after 8:00.  I could snack all night long for some reason.  heck, I could snack all DAY long too... but I'm trying to put a limit on the day.  Nothing but water after 8... again, see if it makes a difference.

3. Step it up

I have really let my step count get down lately. I go to bed some nights & see my step count on my FitBit & I'm like, "I was basically a sloth today"
I would LOVE to be able to get to 15,000 steps a day... but I'll stick with 10,000 or above.  That's about 4-5 miles a day.  I REALLY have been slacking on this.  But my half marathon training starts next week & I expect the count will be soaring.

So - a few goals I'm going for... I'm anxious to see how my body reacts to them... if at all...

Any small goal I should think about doing?


  1. Girl, why is the water thing so hard?! I try to drink a gallon a day but 3 cups of coffee later...

    These goals are great! My only one to add is Sunday, SUNday, SUNDAY stretch!

  2. Awesome goals!! I need to be better about drinking more water these days. I tend to get wrapped up in work and then noon comes along and I haven't had any water yet. Gah!! I need to post reminders throughout the apartment or something!

    1. I have to have things in front of me to remind me as well!

  3. Great goals girl:)
    I am working each day on a similar water goal, to drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day. My tip, don't drink after 7PM, LOL otherwise the bladder likes to wake you up too much at night. I found it was harder at first, but then when I started to notice that the pounds were dropping off me much faster, I found it easier to drink more water because I just thought of it as peeing out the fat, LOL
    Hope your knee is doing better!

  4. You can do it! Goals are awesome -- sometimes I make goals or add things to my to-do lists that I've already done just so I can mark them off. More water = good. More water --> more bathroom breaks --> more steps towards the 10,000 goooaalllll!! :) I do like the Gremlin goal and need to do that. I used to stop eating/snacking after 9 p.m. but I got sidetracked. One good thing to do is just brush your teeth after supper -- no one wants to mess up Happy Teeth with a bedtime snack! :)


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