SP Premium
WOUBBIE
350,000-499,999 SparkPoints 403,762
SparkPoints
 

2021 Plans

Thursday, December 31, 2020

emoticon What went well this year? What went poorly? How can I use that knowledge in 2021?

Sleeping has been the big win of the year. Started out the year by investing in a king sized hybrid mattress with an adjustable frame. Ahhhh. Great choice. I also worked on getting my breathing improved by using Breathe Right strips and taking sinus meds at bedtime. The final piece of the puzzle was adjusting my alcohol intake. I found a sweet spot that helps me sleep better without disrupting my sleeping midway through the night. I've tinkered and tested and confirmed that it definitely makes a difference. And it's considerably less alcohol than I used to drink, so I've also dropped quite a few pounds in the last few months. Bonus!

I've made a fair amount of progress on my gut health, though that still has a long way to go to be optimal. I'll keep working at it next year.

The single biggest failing was in cardio. I started out with high hopes, but once the lockdown was in place my plan fell apart. I think I have a new doable and sustainable plan for 2021. Fingers crossed.

emoticon What's the most important food and nutrition-related thing I need to focus on for 2021?

I'm pleased with what I've been doing these last few months, so I need to keep refining that, and keep tracking. Getting back to eating lots of greens was really important, as was curtailing those late night snacks. I don't think I need to change a whole lot of my nutrition for the coming year.

emoticon What one physical activity do you need to focus on most in 2021?

Cardio. I think I have a way to get this done, even when I'm at home for multiple days in a row. Starting slow, but going to build. Hope I can do some sprinting by springtime.

emoticon Major or minor physical challenges to deal with? Once COVID is less threatening I have at least two medical procedures I am determined to take care of in 2021.

emoticon What brings me Joy? How can I make 2021 the most joyful ever?

As difficult as 2020 has been, I have been really focused on finding those tiny little moments of joy. I still struggle against my inclination to work too much, and too late in the day, but at least I take some time all day long to appreciate the little things that actually do make me happy - a shiny kitchen sink, my birds at the feeder, the twinkle lights in the sunporch, my new flooring in the pantry and the cubbyhole.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Goodbye, 2020! I will not miss you ever!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • -ICANDOIT-
    Congrats on some pretty significant progress- you have lots of good momentum to build on! Happy New Year!
    204 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Happy New Year!! Good luck!
    204 days ago
  • SPARKNB
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Let's gift ourselves the joy and hope of a Happy New Year!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Thanks for all you do for the spark community! Your inspiration and steady enthusiasm is a real gift I treasure!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    PS...gonna steal this format of q's for my plans blogging soon
    204 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.