The kids are back in school and we are settling back into our regular schedule. It's nice. It gives me time to get on paper what has been going through my mind with regards to my goals or plans for this next year.
I never used to set goals for a year, or New Years Resolutions, especially on here, because my "years" kind of begin and end in May as far as my health journey goes. Then three years ago I thought I'd go ahead and set some goals, because my husband was getting ready to deploy and I felt having some goals to distract me while he was gone would be good.
And it was. I made goals. I kept my goals. And I finished 2013 feeling strong and in charge.
So, I set goals again for 2014 aaand... my mom died in January and then my son was in a major accident in March. Between handling the grief of losing my mother and the care my son needed during his convalescence and months of physical therapy afterwards I felt derailed from my health journey.
But a year ago I thought I was ready to get back on track. We had a new adventure awaiting and I was ready to take care of the year and tackle our new move strong and in charge.
Well, I did tackle it, but it went nothing like I had planned it would. The "big ugly personal thing I can't share" was going on in my life and, again, I felt derailed from my health journey. In fact, this time I felt like my weight was so much less of an issue that I didn't really care most of the time. Which also meant I ate like I didn't care a lot of the time, and proceeded to gain more weight.
So, as December came to an end and I truly felt thankful that the "big ugly" was so much better, I finally felt ready to tackle my weight again. The "big ugly" had a way of making me think about a lot of things and learn to prioritize.
I looked over goal sheets and I read a few blog posts about new years and new goals. I prayed and I put a plan in place and pondered how or whether I would share my plans for this next year.
Ultimately, I've decided I will have some goals, but this is how they will be handled:
- I will make plans, set a few goals, but I will learn from the past and make sure they are the best plans for me and my situation.
- I will not feel the pressure by many blogs, websites, pinterest boards, etc. to make my plans fit their goal sheets.
- My goals will not be ones that end on December 31, 2016, but goals that are stepping stones to future goals for my life and my family.
So, up next. My plans for 2016. :) It's going to be a good year!