#FitReaders ~January 2020 Goals

Posted January 1, 2020 by Berls in FitReaders / 4 Comments


Fit Readers is a group/challenge run by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About, designed to support and encourage each other on our health and fitness goals. In years past I’ve participated but just done quick updates on my Sunday Post. This year, I want my goals to be a top priority, so I’m going to share my updates in a separate, more detailed weekly post. The day it appears will probably fluctuate, though, so just keep your eyes out for it 🙂

January 2020 Goals

It’s not just a new year, y’all, it’s a new DECADE! It blows my mind how much I have changed over these past 10 years. 10 years ago I was depressed, 300+ pounds heavier, and was just surviving life. Now I’m happy, have focus, and recognize the importance of taking care of my emotional health if I’m going to be physically healthy. More importantly, I’m a mom now and I want to make sure I’m giving my son the right environment to grow up healthy – without a lot of the issues I grew up with.

I feel like my decision last year, to break my goals up into emotional, physical, and nutritional was smart. But I want to simplify, so I’m going to keep it at just 1 goal per category per month. I think too many goals can lead to them all being a little weaker in execution (for me).

My big goal for the year is to to FINALLY reach my goal weight. I’ve been on this journey for 9 years now and I’m 60 pounds from my goal right now. Before my pregnancy, I got within 30 pounds. I was so close I could taste it. Since my pregnancy I’ve lost and gained the same 20 pounds two times already. I’ve re-adopted some bad habits. And I’ve taken a desk job, meaning less physical activity during the day. I can’t let this yo-yo-ing turn into a backslide. I have to start moving in the right direction again. So 2020 is going to be THE year.

Emotional Health Goal

I think I saw a huge change in my emotional health when I started doing my Miracle Morning. I’ve done it off and on the last month, since returning to work. I want it to become consistent again, especially on the weekends.

So my goal for January – Do Miracle Morning Routine every day, even if I have to do an abbreviated form.

Fitness Goal

I miss my gym so bad, y’all! I’m just not as motivated at home without others pushing me. But I CAN do it and right now that’s where my life is at. The gym may be an option periodically, but not like it once was. I need to just get over it and find a way to push myself when I’m working out at home alone – and to stay committed when there’s no one holding my accountable like there was at my gym.

So my fitness goal for January – workout 4 times a week (and bring it!)

Eating Goal

If I were to pick one area where I’ve most fallen apart, it’s eating. Surprise, surprise. Food is my weak point. And I just don’t feel well because of it. I’m not eating a lot but I’m making bad choices. I had gastric bypass a few years ago and strangely, from what I’ve read the sickness I’m feeling is not typical of gastric overeating/bad eating and I think it’s because I’m still not doing THAT bad. My tool is still in my mind and I’m not eating mindlessly. However, I’m not being intentional or mindful either.

So I’ve decided that I want to do Whole 30. I’m not starting January 1st though, since I found a program here that starts January 14th. But there’s prep work to do starting immediately. And that’s my January goal – get ready for and begin Whole 30. What I love about it – it’s not a diet. It’s about figuring out what makes me feel like crap and what makes me feel good. And a couple people in my office are also doing it, so I’ll have support. And I have an appointment with my nutritionist tomorrow, in support of that goal.

What are your fitness goals for 2020? For January? Happy Health and Fitness!

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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4 responses to “#FitReaders ~January 2020 Goals

  1. I love how you are so aware of your pitfalls, intentional in your goals and have so much proven success behind you. So you know that you CAN do this! Awesome that others at work are also doing Whole 30 so you’ll have support there.

    My husband and I started WW (formerly Weight Watchers) together back in October and it has made it so much easier not going it alone. We’re each others biggest cheerleader! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Anne! I’m both excited and anxious about doing whole 30. I look forward to figuring out what doesn’t agree with me, but not to letting go of so much at first.

      Happy new year!