Walk This Way

I loved all of your responses to my Back On Track post. This challenge isn’t really about the food at all; it’s about my mindset. I’m not eating what most people would call “crap”… I’m just trying to be a little more balanced and mindful. This challenge is more about exercise and motivation and the mental part of health.

To get back on track this morning, I laced up slipped on my sneakers pink crocs and headed out for a walk. It was early and I needed some extra hop in my step, so I got a big cuppa joe from 7-11. Coffee is not evil. It’s a lovely lovely drink that makes me happy in the morning. And it’s a great walking buddy.

7 11Coffee Walk This Way

Oh thank heaven!

I ended up walking 4+ miles while chatting away with my dad and then my mom. The last mile or so I just walked and thought about stuff.

When I got home I made some notecards about my back-on-track goals, I read some sweet emails, and I gave myself credit. It’s important to figure out ways to make sure you can achieve your goals. It’s one thing to write them down; it’s another to actually follow through. Here’s the plan…

  • Make notecards that say WHY I want these things (done!)
  • Read the notecards at least twice a day (done today)
  • Make new notecards as I need them
  • Carry said notecards with me everywhere
  • Enlist help (thanks, Bobby!)

How do you achieve your goals?

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11 Comments on Walk This Way

  1. coco
    3 November, 2009 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    I’d have to think about goals too! It’s really great idea to use notecards to remind those goals! :)
    I’d be your walk buddy for few days! So excited!!! :D

  2. Amber
    3 November, 2009 at 7:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I love walking with coffee, my favorite walks with coffee on the beach! I journal and make lists and post them to keep myself on track.

  3. Jess
    3 November, 2009 at 7:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Walking with a hot drink when it’s cold out sounds lovely <3

  4. Melissa S.
    3 November, 2009 at 7:46 pm (5 years ago)

    what a great way to help you achieve your goals! i’ll have to try that one, since i just bought flashcards for GRE terms! haha!

  5. Jill
    3 November, 2009 at 9:10 pm (5 years ago)

    Is Froyo considered on or off track? Just checking. :)

  6. clare
    3 November, 2009 at 9:50 pm (5 years ago)

    you are so cool.

  7. Tina
    4 November, 2009 at 12:13 am (5 years ago)

    Ok… However dumb it may seem… I actually rarely think about HOW I’m going to achieve my goals :P .. you mentioned some good tips, will use.

    BTW, I have something for you on my blog ;)
    xxx

  8. Neela Marijana
    4 November, 2009 at 1:47 am (5 years ago)

    Hey Maggie,
    sorry for my long absence in commenting. still reading though. i usually try to get to my goal by thinking of little rewards that i can do for myself when i have achieved that goal. lets say you want to work out more then maybe say okay if i work out for the next 3 weeks or so i’ll buy myself a new work-out outfit. or anything you would really want. i think humans work really well with rewards ;)
    i moved my blog, so hopefully you’ll find me at my new domain
    xoxo

  9. SnackSnoop
    4 November, 2009 at 6:46 am (5 years ago)

    I make lists and check them off – just like you! The problem is I have so many goals that I don’t know what to put on the list. :(

  10. Holly
    4 November, 2009 at 10:08 am (5 years ago)

    there must be something going on in the water all us bloggies eat because i think we have all been feeling this way. in fact, i am thinking of doing a similar post on this tonight. i like your notecard idea – i haven’t actually sat down to come up with goals yet, and i think it goes a long way to getting things done.

    and yes, coffee is glorious. it also makes me happy :)