Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s almost hard to believe that a long weekend is near (American holiday: Memorial Day).  For some, Memorial Day is the first unofficial day of summer. This is the day most people break out the grills, the coolers, the best cuts of meat and their favorite friends’ or relatives’ side dish recipes. For some, it’s a three-day weekend. For others, especially my friends in the retail industry, it turns into long days at work. But that’s next weekend. Today, I’m celebrating my own “Memorial Day”.

For me, today is my day to go through my pictures and to compile my second month of Keto pictures in date order for my month two collage.  When I do this, I remember each moment and what I was doing at that time. I smile and I move on to setting a new goal. This month, I don’t think I’m going to do a number goal. I think I want to do a clothing goal. I have a shirt that I want to wear. It is a large. I can get in it and wear it but it’s really tight. Instead of weighing in, I’m going to use it as my marker. Sure, I’m going to weigh in on June 1st (currently, I’m participating in No Weigh May) but I think I’m not going to weigh in until June 27th anyway and then get the official number on July 1st.

Personally, I feel that goal setting shouldn’t be a New Year’s resolution that’s annually done and kicked to the curb within two weeks of starting it. To be honest, I’m not really a goal setter for that reason. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have started and stopped a weight management program simply because of this very reason. I actually dislike goal setting because I don’t like to be let down if I fail to reach it despite giving my best effort. Call it me being a perfectionist but it’s true.  So, after talking about my goal setting struggles with others and working with my nutritionist, it was decided that I would be best served with goals that I could achieve if I did the bare minimum. For example, walk 3,000 steps a day or lose a pound a week. Practically something anyone can do daily. I’ve done that and it has made me feel good to know that for at least sixty-three days, I was able to continue to meet and beat my goals.

But what about you? We have a new month coming up. Do you have a new goal you’d like to reach?  Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to read them.  It will also help me with Motivational Mondays as well as I can do something centered around motivating everyone towards reaching the desired goal(s).

Until next time, have a beautiful Monday!