First of all, I loved reading all your comments on Project Morning Person! For all you early birds that commented with your fantastic tips, thank you – I’m sure I’ll need every single tip you posted! For all you night owls, I’m with you and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who feels like they’ve gone into shock every morning.
I wanted to chat a little bit with you about goals. I’m a HUGE goal setter. Ever since I was a young teenager, I’d write down my goals for the day – every single day. For me, lists, notebooks, and calendar are vital to remind me of my goals and keep me focused.
(I even have a table painted with chalkboard paint so I can write myself notes there…)
Some of my goals are big, but most of them are big goals broken down to very small ones. If I were just to say my goal was to write for a magazine, that wouldn’t get me anywhere. It’s vague and unfocused. I would break down the goal into dozens of small goals (write pitches, weed out ideas till I have a couple great pitches, email companies, and on and on…) and then give it a go – one little goal at a time.
Here are some of my goals for the remainder of August:
1. Run my first ever trail run
I’ve done 5ks, 10ks, 1/2 marathons, and even a marathon, but they’ve all been road races. This one is going to be a new experience for me as I try running 14k in the hilly woods. I’m doing this one with two of my brothers the week after next. I think some of my nieces and nephews might even be doing the 1k. I’ve got such a sporty family (grin).
2. Keep up with Project Morning Person
I’ve put a printout calendar for August on the wall so I can highlight the days when I got up when I was supposed to. Almost every box is highlighted. Almost. By the end of August, I’ll be one of those people who get up at 5:30 or 6:00 (I hope!).
3. Beat my pushup score
Pushups are horrible. In January of this year, I only had one guy pushup to my name (yes, we all know this is very sad), but then I started to really work on it and got to 10 guy pushups (on my toes). The other day I decided to challenge myself to 20 and guess what?! I did it! I actually could’ve gone longer. In a couple weeks I’m going to see if I can get to 30.
4. Finish reading a couple books
One book is finished and now I just have “Worship – the Ultimate Priority” (by John McArthur) to complete. I love reading such refreshing spiritual books in my quiet time. So far, it’s been an awesome book!
5. Drink ProSculpt before my morning workouts
One word for this product. LOVE. I’m only talking about it because I am enamored with it (not paid or compensated at all to mention it). GNC’s ProSculpt tastes fabulous and gives me so much energy for workouts. I used to dread my morning fitness routine, but I don’t anymore because I have energy for it. I totally look forward to a glass of this punch in the morning (only 30 calories per serving as well)!
6. Have spirulina every day
The supplement I love the best is spirulina. I’m now having it every day and I LOVE it. It really seems to be a very healing food. I have more energy, my skin is better, and I just feel better. Speaking of spirulina, Energy Bits just sent me a sample of their spirulina tabs. They’re supposed to supply instant energy (one ingredient, one calorie per tab!), increase endurance, boost alertness, give protein, help with weight loss, and lower blood pressure. I had them the other day in my workout and noticed it helped with energy. LOVE it.
The only con is someone noticed my lips were a little green. However, I learned that if people don’t like my lips green that’s their problem (haha, just kidding!).
Have you got some of your goals for August accomplished yet? What were they? How many pushups can you fitness pros do?
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