Write down GOALS?

I suck at goal-setting.

I’ve learned many many times how to set goals, I just don’t do it. I know that writing down a goal makes it 432% more likely to happen. I know they should be realistic, measurable, blah, blah, blah…but I also know that I feel as though whenever I want something, the wanting pretty much guarantees that I won’t get it. Or it won’t last. (Leave me alone on the whole “well, with that attitude…”-crap, too…that’s a whole other days worth of issues; let’s focus here, ok?) So I’m doing this Rituals for Living thinger that my friend Aimee posted about on some form of social media and today is the first day. And of course, Day 1 = Write down your goals for Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health. So instead of that, I’m writing a blog post. But I’m going to do it. After I look up instructions for setting goals. Because obviously I’m doing it wrong. Or maybe it’s just scary to write down my heart. It’s pretty damn sturdy, my heart….but it feels awfully fragile to put myself out there. Again.

Just breathe, beautiful girl. You got this. As Glennon likes to say: You Can Do Hard Things. 

This one may not seem so hard for some of you, but it’s an exercise in faith and trust and doing scary things for me. 

Inhale. Exhale. Go.


Update: BaBK

So this “project” got kind of lost this term. I’m not sure why I didn’t
have the focus I had last year when I did this…maybe it’s just my feminine “diffuse awareness” hitting me hard? Maybe I just had a lot more going on mentally or emotionally or spiritually this time? Maybe I don’t need an explanation! Whatever it is, I did not reach the weight loss goal I set. Technically I have a couple more weeks, but I don’t see 20 lbs melting away in 2 weeks. That would be cause for alarm not cause for rejoicing in reaching my goal. Despite this, I am choosing to focus on the many good things that happened during this time. No regret, no being mean to myself about it, just a redirection of my thoughts to the positive changes I am making.

Dang, I wanted to list things out, but I have no idea where to start. The pressure of remembering things and writing them down…THE PRESSURE! :0) This is where I recognize the need to write the good things down as they happen. I’ll just say this: the past 4 months have been quite a roller coaster, but the overall vibe I feel while trying to remember specific events is, PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION. Wow. That’s kind of enormous. And a way bigger life lesson than losing 27 lbs. Way to go me.


Project: Build a Better Kirsten, v 2.0 – Update

So here we are in June. I had a wonderfully celebratory Birthday Week last week and am trucking along on my goal of -27 lbs. However, the goal has changed. I’d still like to lose those lbs, but 6 weeks ago I started The Betty Rocker Bodyweight Shred 30-Day Challenge. Ms. Bree’s program fell into my lap by way of an Instagram repost and BAM I was in on a circuit training, bodyweight challenge with everything spelled out and a supportive community to kick my arse with their encouragement and reality checks. It’s been really great for my entire state of being. Yippee!