I love the week between Christmas and New Years. It’s a great time to dream about what I can accomplish in 2016. But it’s also a time to look back and see what worked, what didn’t, and move forward. I don’t set resolutions, but I do choose a motto for the new year. I also look at what I want to KEEP, LET GO, and BEGIN in the next year.
KEEP Tracking — Okay, I did let the tracking go over the last couple of weeks, but I’m going to keep tracking my food, my treats, and my activity.
LET GO of excuses — There will always be more to do in re-establishing my organizing business here in Pennsylvania. I will let go of the excuse that I’m too busy, or that I’ll just finish this or that before I go to the gym or for my walk.
BEGIN asking — Whether it’s asking how a meal is prepared or asking for additional support on my journey, this year I’m going to ask more questions and make more requests.
What will you Keep, Let Go, and Begin this week?
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Let it go or organize it now – organize your paper for weight loss
If you’ve been collecting exercise ideas and possibilities, now is the perfect time to get them organized. Now’s the time to create an exercise notebook.
You can either go paper or electronic:
Spiral Bound Index Card Notebook
Pick through the stack of exercises that you’ve been collecting from your favorite magazines or handouts.
Sort by body part
(arms, legs, shoulders, etc) or build your routine for the week.
Cut and paste them into a index card notebook (spiral or ring bound). This is an easy way for you to flip through the exercises and remember which ones you want to do. It also travels well.
Go paperless with Evernote or OneNote
If you collect exercises from the internet and/or want to scan your paper stack, create a notebook in Evernote or OneNote. Add tags to make it easy to find the exercise you want. Add a reminder. Take your exercises wherever you take your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
If you’ve been collecting recipe ideas and food possibilities to make your own healthier eating cookbook, now is an excellent time to get it started (or finished).
Again, you can either stick with your paper or go electronic:
Or go Electronic with Evernote, OneNote, and more. Evernote created Evernote Food specifically geared for food, recipes, and restaurants. I haven’t tried the app yet, but over the next week, I’ll check it out.
Lifehacker wrote The Best Apps to Manage Your Recipe Collection. If you’ve already had experience with a recipe app, I’d suggest you stick to it — if you use it and like it. The time you spend on learning a new app may be better spent enjoying the meal with friends.
Get support and have a party getting your paperwork done. If you’ve been meaning to organize the stacks of exercise ideas or tasty recipes for months now, but haven’t made any progress, consider joining the Paper Party on February 28th. You won’t have to get your paperwork done by yourself. Join us on-line. I’ll be there to offer suggestions and guidelines to move you forward and we will all be there to keep each other focused and on track. Click here for details and to register.