Recent List Fails

by - 6/27/2018

I already shared this picture, but I think it kind of accurately describes my feelings. Plus, Jack is cute. :)
First of all, let me start off by saying that I couldn't think of another word to use in this post title besides "fails", but I don't actually consider these complete fails (as in, un-fixable) quite yet, because I still have over 2 years left on this list! But that word will have to do for now.

Overall, I've been pretty happy with my progress on my list, and while I'm realizing that some of these goals I wrote down nearly a year ago are quite lofty, I still feel optimistic about completing most if not all of them. I also feel like a few of the things I chose are a little silly to me now (it's kind of crazy what can change in my brain in a year!) but I'm still going to stick to it as closely as I can.

That being said, I have a few fails as of late that I'd like to share, because it's just #reallife.

39. Write down my dreams every morning for a month
I was doing really well with this, until I didn't do it one day, and then I didn't the next day, and then it just stopped. I've realized that if I want to keep this one up, I need to wake up a little earlier to allow myself to write them down immediately after I wake up, otherwise I can't remember them. I did get some truly golden dreams written down, but I'll have to try this one again another time.

51. Lose the last 8 pounds to reach my goal weight 
Ugh, this one. I was so close to reaching this, and then my soda habit happened. (See my notes on #61). I may or may not have gained a few pounds back after my half marathon. I'm not happy about it, but I've also had basically zero motivation to do anything about it. So, that's cool. I don't know why, but I just go through periods of super motivation for being healthy, and then I like burn out and eat nothing but cookies and soda and sit around instead of exercising. I need to find a lifestyle routine that is a bit easier to stick to.

61. No Dr. Pepper or any other soda/caffeine for a month
This one is pretty laughable. I randomly decided one month before my birthday that I was going to do this one, because I was having soda basically everyday and it was not helping me fit into my pants, if ya know what I mean. So, I decided I would do this challenge until my birthday, because a birthday felt like a fitting day to have a treat of soda. Here's where the laughable part comes in: I caved two days before my birthday. TWO. DAYS! And want to know what's extra dumb? I got a soda from Fiiz (which is not my go-to. Swig all the way) and it wasn't even good. Like, they ran out of syrup or something because it was just basically soda water. But did I stop drinking it? Not before I had almost half of it. So even though it really didn't taste like Dr. Pepper I still have to count this as fail on this goal cause.... I still bought it and caved in spirit, if you catch my drift. Good thing I have many more months to complete this, but ugh. Silly me.

64. Figure out a weekly exercise routine that includes both running and strength training. Stick to it for at least one month straight.
This one, I was so excited about. I signed up for the BBG app and did it for 2 weeks, and then I got sick, and didn't exercise ONE DAY and completely fell off the wagon. I just couldn't bring myself to continue, even though I really loved it. I think the problem is, I enjoy running more than anything else, so I have a hard time motivating myself to do other types of exercise even though I know I should. Not sure how to get over this hump, but I'm holding myself to doing this at some point. Hopefully I can just make it a habit, eventually.

93. Read scriptures every day for a month
Alright, I think I'm noticing a pattern here - I tried to do all the "do this for one month" things at the same time! And, I think I just burned out. I'm going to instate only one of these at a time next go-around, so maybe that will make it a little easier. I have a tendency to get a little too big for my britches and then instead of doing some, I just do... none. So I did read every day for like 2 weeks, and then one workday I got up too late to read before work and then it just didn't happen in the evening, and once I "failed" I didn't keep it up. That's one thing I don't like about goals like this, is you feel like you wrecked it if you miss one day. So, maybe I'll have to reframe how I think about this one... overall I just want to create habits, and not beat myself up if I miss one day.

Well, there you have it folks! Like I said, I'm still pleased with my overall progress, but there's definitely still work to be done! I still have a lot of other things in the works and I've really been enjoying doing my list, but I've got to step up my game a little bit!

Happy Wednesday!

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