Getting my life back on track: My health and Fitness Goal for September

Hi. I’ve been a mess inside for the past few months, and today I realized why. I wasn’t working on any goals, just getting whatever I could get done, done. I wasn’t writing any weekly planners, just daily to-do lists and not every day. I wasn’t tracking any habits.

I was just functioning according to my mood and energy levels, and it was exhausting because those are like a thermometer, unstable. I’m sure you’ve noticed it from my irregular blogging. Sometimes I blog every day, sometimes every 3 or 4 days. My mind was all jumbled up and I’m sure it showed in my writing.

However, today I finally gathered the courage to bring out a pen and paper and write down my goals. I wrote down all my goals and categorized them into physical, social, work, parenting, etc. I realize now that I left out brush teeth, brush hair and read Quran but it’s okay because I don’t want to overwhelm myself.

I’m almost done with “The 7 habits of highly effective people and I wanted to share some nuggets of wisdom from the book, but not today. Today I will just say that I learned from the book that working on one habit will reinforce the other habits, so this month I will work on habit 1 (being proactive). I’ve been extremely reactive lately and it’s affecting my mood and my relationships.

Today was the 1st step towards being proactive. After writing down my goals, which are about 100, I decided to focus on 1 category this month. Otherwise, I will overwhelm myself and give up. I’m hoping focusing on my physical goals will help me tackle my other goals next month.

Next, I took out the health & fitness binder I got for free from The Housewife Modern blog newsletter (I recommend you follow her and subscribe to her newsletter) and wrote down my health and fitness goal and the 7 habits that will help me achieve my goal. It’s easier than feeling like I have 7 goals to achieve. I have 1 goal, to lose 5 kgs weight in a month and 7 habits to help me do that.

After writing these down, I got busy. Then, when I had time to take a break, I went through the fitness binder and wrote down what I ate in the food log, weighed myself, and wrote that down. However, since my knees are hurting today, I didn’t exercise. I did however do stretches to ease the pain (my knee pain evolved into full-on leg cramps, back cramps, shoulder cramps, and hip pain). I couldn’t rest because I was at my in-laws. I tried to sit as much as I could with my leg elevated.

Anyway, I still plan on eating a serving of fruit and sleeping earlier today. I just have to hold on a bit until my husband takes us home (currently at in-laws).

Update: I’m back at home but I’m in too much pain to move.

What are your fitness goals? Do you use planners or do you just go with the flow?

22 responses to “Getting my life back on track: My health and Fitness Goal for September”

    1. Thank you. I hope I achieve my goals. Right now I can barely move. I’m in so much pain.

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      1. I’m so sorry you’re going through this,baby steps

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  1. Hi. I totally relate to this post. Lately, I feel like I’m on autopilot moving from one task to the next not stopping long enough to process anything. On the positive note, I decided to take a mental health day by taking tomorrow off from work. Much needed rest and self reflection. I just started writing this week after about a month of not writing. I’m out of town with family and I’m having a great time. Thank you for sharing this post. Talk to you soon. Peace and Blessings 😊🙏

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    1. Thank you for reading. Have fun with your family. I hope you get back to writing soon.

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  2. When my daughter was in college at the University of Utah (she graduated in 2018) one of the football players was Britain Covey, grandson of the author. He now plays for the Philidelphia Eagles. He embodies everything positive his grandfather wrote about.

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      1. He is such an amazing young man.

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  3. I can relate. Trying to get back track and tackle some long needed goals. I keep reminding myself one step at a time. Good luck to you.

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    1. Thank you so much. Good luck to you too with your goals.

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  4. Good luck with your goals, and your journey!

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  5. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks. I feel much better today.

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      1. Stay well my dear friend

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      2. Thanks a lot Sajjida

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  6. I like your planner. Mine’s somewhat different, but the end result is the same – productivity. I try and live without them, but when I do I start to drift and feel unproductive. Plus, they’re somewhat fun. Enjoy, and I’m glad you’ve figured out a way forward.

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    1. Same. Thanks. It feels good to be organized.

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