I made some goals last week. They were my “H.A.P.P.Y. Goals“, and they were pretty modest:
- eat at least 3 servings of fruits & vegetables a day
- do something to elevate my heart rate every day
- do my physio
- check in with my fitness buddy every day
- check in with YOU by the end of next week to let you know how I’m doing
So here I am, to fulfill #5 while I tell you about the other 4.
So how did I do? Not too bad. I had a physio appointment yesterday, and my physiotherapist could totally tell I’ve been doing my exercises. Yay me! She also said I need my hips x-rayed (funny, most people I talk to tell me I need my head x-rayed).
I have also been WALKING. It’s been great. Not stupendously awesome, but still really great. And if there are two secrets to my success this week, they are:
- exercise makes me feel good
- my fitness buddy makes me exercise
Actually, these bear repeating. In great big bold letters:
exercise makes me feel good
my fitness buddy makes me exercise
The single smartest thing I did this week was hook up with my fitness buddy, Robin. We swapped emails about our goals, and kept tabs on each other through he week. ALL via email. Virtually zero effort. If you’re in a slump, I highly recommend it. Support groups are great, but there’s just something about one-on-one accountability that works for me.
And let me tell you, the “H.A.P.P.Y. goals” were a little tongue in cheek, but they have totally worked. I feel pretty damn good. Better than I have in a while. Mind you, knowing I have exactly one more shopping trip before I’m done my Christmas shopping may have something to do with that. But then, the increased energy has helped with the Christmas stuff. And with cleaning out the basement. And packing up the baby gear.
I’m getting on top of stuff. Life is good.