That's why this year, I'm taking a note from corporate jargonism, and setting a SMART goal. That's right, SMART. That's
The old, stupid me would say: "I want to eat healthier, lose weight, and train more." NO. Not anymore. The SMART me has laid forth these 2 goals thus far:
- Do not eat any food that I do not specifically bring with me to work. This means no donuts, no leftover pizza from a lunch meeting, no candy from the candy bowls. I bring exactly what I need for lunch every day, so there's no reason to eat any more than that. Especially when it's the trash that sits around my office.
- No more picking the cuticles of my nails. This silly, unnecessary habit leads to really beat up looking hands, and my hands allow me to do most everything I enjoy. Climbing, riding, building shit, scratching the hairier parts of my body. This may not seem like a SMART goal, but look a little closer. It is when you look at your cuticles. It's amazing how fast they heal, and how much healthier my hands look. That alone makes this a measurable, specific goal.
My one ridiculous goal that is in the real spirit of things is to cut down on the mid-week drinking. It's not that I drink heavily, but 1 or 2 drinks a night adds up. Suddenly it's Friday and I'm thinking, man this is my 10th, 11th beer this week. I love beer and margaritas and gin and tonics. I don't love the empty calories and dehydration. I look to blog-friend (maybe sometime climbing friend) Slockwoo for support, as I saw her post about a similar goal.