However, this great week took over my life and my sleep, nutrition and even fitness took a hit. It wasn't even that bad, but it seemed to all compound.
I have had worse nutrition weeks than this one, but that plus the couple of late nights, plus a not so great week last week either, and this weekend I just felt beat.
Saturday I didn't do much of anything. I didn't workout because I just couldn't bring myself to do it, I laid around a lot all day.
The problem with all this is that I know the reason I felt so bad on Saturday was because I have not really taken care of myself these last two weeks. I used to think when I felt like that it was because I was just beat from work. Nope, now I know better.
I have learned how much nutrition, fitness and sleep truly affect me.
Now I started doing these weekly checks because I set a pretty big goal for myself to hit by my 30th Birthday. Well...I'm not going to hit that goal, I needed these last three weeks to go better, and since they didn't I know that goal won't be met.
However I have learned a better way to set goals from Chalene Johnson. She sets her goals high (like I did), but then also determines what she would be okay with if she didn't hit that goal. I did that too. I set my goal it hit 130 by 30, but I also decided I would be okay with hitting the 130's by 30.
Some people might think this gives you an out, but I actually think it is genius. I have set big goals like this before and when I get to the point that it's clearly out of reach, I give up. But this time I am not giving up because I do still have a shot to hit the 130's. So instead of quitting because I won't hit my ultimate goal, I am still working at it to hit my backup goal.
This quote below has always been a favorite of mine, but after learning Chalene's strategy with goal setting, it all came together. Even if my goal does become out of reach, the time is still going to pass anyway, so why give up, why not try to get as close to my goal as possible?
I want others to see that it's hard to hit these goals and that we are not always perfect on our journeys. But I am still learning from these last three weeks and using that to help me make next week better.
If you have made a goal and feels like it is out of reach, just know that 1) it's okay, and 2) you can still do great things for yourself, even if you don't meet your first set of expectations. Just don't give up on yourself, please don't give up on yourself!