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My one goal

At one point during the holidays, I did sit down to come up with some resolutions for the year, but the idea was quickly tossed aside when I saw the OneWord365 movement.  You can read about it here.  This concept is one that I think would go well with my inability to stick to anything long term. Except my husband.
And red wine.
Okay, the kids too.

Really, there's no point in my making a long list of things I would like to accomplish, as I would immediately forget them.  Just like I so easily forget the plot of books I have read a month later.  One goal is something I will (likely) not forget.  It would be infused into everything I do.  I like making goals.  As an educator we are always making goals and are taught to make them SMART.


See, I pay attention to things.   So let's put my word up against the SMART goal template to see how it will fare.

My word for 2016 is health.  Not only do I want to be stronger physically, but I want to focus on my mental and spiritual health.  So let's dig in a little deeper:

Specific: I want to lose 16 lbs in 2016.  I want to start meditating before bed and continue praying in the morning.
Measurable: The scale will tell me in years' time.  The blog also keeps me accountable, plus all my friends have Fitbits so they make me work.  I will keep a meditation and prayer journal to document my ressources.
Attainable: I will work out at least 5 times a week, maintain a 10,000-12,000 daily step range and eliminate the junk from my diet.  I will use this ressource to start my commitment to meditation
Realistic: I think losing 16 lbs is healthy and not daunting.  I will need to be disciplined to get into a groove with daily prayer and meditation.
Timely: 2016.  It's the year of Health.

I have moments when I feel time slipping away from me.  I am almost 40 and not in the shape I want to be.  I need to start making the most of my time, now that my kids are more independent and make conscious decisions to live a healthier life.  Just by repeating the word health during my day, I find myself already giving decisions a second thought.

Happy Weekend!
Red wine is healthy, right?


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