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I read somewhere about how everything in life is just a series of choices. Each choice that we make either furthers us on towards our goals or sends us off on the wrong path. These decisions are neither right nor wrong, they are just different. I have been making choices that take me down the wrong path for too long and it’s time to turn around. I want to keep going on this journey and the only way to do that is to solid my resolve and make the decisions that best support the outcomes that I want.

I tried to do the 2 week goal plan, and I still think it’s a great idea, only I’m not so great at setting proper goals. I need to take some time to focus on what I really want to be doing and then make goals that lead me in that direction.

One of my current goals, however, is to start keeping this website updated. I need to be¬†accountable¬†to something. From now on I’m going to consider the decisions that I make and hope I start making the ones that take me in the direction I want to go.

My time schedule is finally evening out but it leaves little flex time and even less time to get to a gym. I’m debating just suspending my gym account and doing workouts at home. I’ve added volunteering two afternoons a week to my already full schedule so that doesn’t help. My issue with the gym is that it adds at least 30 minutes to my workout time just in getting there and home again. I have not made a decision on this yet though.

A sample day for me, a Tuesday:

5:30 – 6:30 AM : get ready for work, feed animals
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM : work, lunch
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM : volunteer
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM : study, take exams, homework, feed animals, eat dinner
10:00 PM – 5:30 AM : sleep (I rarely get to sleep this early though)

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For various reasons I have not been focused on living my life to the fullest and I have slipped back a bit into my old habits. This is just something that happens and all I can do now is move forward.

In order to move forward I’ve decided to take things a little bit slower and make changes using a 2-week goal setting plan. The way this works is I set a goal I want to achieve in a two-week period and then add a new goal for the next two-week period. Most of these goals will be things that will stay ongoing even after the 2 week period is up. I plan to blog about my goals so I have more motivation to stick to them.

Also, I needed to come up with a reward to motivate myself to keep going – so, at this point, every time I meet a two-week goal period I’m going to buy a new pair of fancy socks.

Week 1-2: Oct 3-16
Goal: Work out at least 4x a week for at least 30 minutes (go to the gym whenever possible)
Plan: I have created appointments on my calendar to go to the gym after work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I also kept Saturday mornings open so I could go out biking, walking or other activities. I decided to make the goal working out vs. going to the gym because I can still work out at home if I get a schedule crunch that leaves no time to get to the gym.

Vital Stats

Name: Angela
Age: 36
Height: 5'8"
Total Weight Lost: 46lbs

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