Friday, April 10, 2015

Curve Balls

I liked setting my 'big 5' goals for 2014. I hit 3.5 out of 5 (not sure how many times I really stepped out of my comfort zone and I only read 2 classic books). But, in general, I am not a big fan of setting resolutions in January only to realize I've forgotten about them by the middle of the month. While I don't have a big list of goals, I came across this chart last fall and thought it would be a great way to track progress in 2015. I was on an exercise roll. I was feeling strong and finally hitting some of the trickier exercises in class. It seemed natural to choose to track my exercise in 2015 to work toward some yet-to-be-selected race.

I was on fire! Do you see that first week? I was on vacation and still managed to work out (including two spin classes). I was unstoppable.

And then, February 28 came along.  One broken foot later, my chart was looking pretty sad.  For the last six weeks, per doctor's orders, my movement has been very limited. It hasn't been fun. In hindsight, I probably should have been doing something - like daily sit ups. But, I didn't. 

I had a small victory this week: 5 miles on the recumbent bike! Hopefully I will be released, for at least modified exercise, at my next appointment. I'm ready to get back on track whatever that means for my body. My chart doesn't look like I expected it to. Resolutions and goals can start at any time. You don't need to the New Year to get things going.
In addition to my daily progress chart, I'm also setting monthly goals for the rest of the year. April is all about decluttering. First stop, Charlie's room. Here's to big things for the rest of 2015.

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