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It's past time I list out the things that I want to work on in 2018.

I have two main goals that I want to focus on this year.

Lost Weight

Save Money

I am not a healthy person. I believe that. I weigh too much for my height, I have a BMI in the 30's. I have a gut. I get out of breath easily.

I am tired of it.

I know it will be difficult at 38 to get start a workout and healthy eating routine but, it has become apparent to me that I need to change or else I will continue to be unhappy.

It's not like I wanted to become an overweight, mediocre, middle age, white man. At one point I'm sure I had aspirations and visions and goals and such. I mean, don't most people have those things? I just fell off the, "I am going to work to become a better person" bandwagon somewhere in my late 20's and early 30's. I don't really remember why, or if there was even a conscious moment when I said I was going to stop. It just kind of happened and became my routine. I know I've been tired of this routine for awhile now. But, I've been the best procrastinator in the history of procrastination and haven't started working on it because
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As for the second goal. It's pretty easy to explain.

I'm tired of spending all my money on useless things. I'm tired of running credit card debt for stupid purchases. I'm tired of living paycheck to paycheck. I'm tired of wondering if I'll have enough to save for retirement.

Pretty much everything I want to work on this year boils down to: "I'm tired of X".

I have not been tracking or logging anything for the past 2 or 3 weeks.

I had felt like it wasn't doing anything. There was no motivational umph to it. There was no reason I was doing it other than to do it. So, I stopped doing it.

I think that was a mistake.

Today I'm am starting to track and log things again. I am doing this because I believe that it will be the beginning of a trend for me. A feeling that I am accomplishing something. A quantifiable thing to look at as I start to work toward some personal goals that I am beginning to flesh out and brainstorm.

So, I am going to be logging what I eat and drink into my Fitbit app again. I'm going to start weighing myself again and throwing that into Fitbit. I'm going to start up the bullet journal that I have neglected for too long to track my chores, tasks, to do's, wants, goals, and ideas. I'm going to start reviewing my day in Exist.io again.

I'm going to to all of this and more as the holiday season starts because I want to hit the ground running come 2018 and not let my demotivational procrastination derail me from reaching the goals that I vaguely hold as intangible ideas.