December Goals

It's the 6th day of December! Only 19 more days until Christmas (my favorite!) and then we will soon be saying good-bye to 2013. I am hoping to end the year strong with my goals. I did not do an official goal post for November and instead opted to work on the couple that I didn't do too well with during October. Here's the recap:

  1. Moisturize and seal {at least} 4x a week. Success! I have gotten so much better at being consistent about this.
  2. Drink {at least} 54oz of water daily. Success - kinda. I definitely increased my water intake, which is the heart of this goal, but there were a number of days I fogot my handy dandy water bottle and was just drinking numerous cups of water all day. Sooo... I can't really say if I actually drank 54oz or not.
  3. Exercise 2-3x a week. FAIL! Ugh. Have I exercised? Yes. Have I been consistent enough to make it a regular habit? Absolutely not! Tis the season... to gain weight. My patients love bringing in all kinds of cookies, cakes and other yummy, fattening snacks. And I love eating them. So if there's a month I need to get back on my exercise game it's definitely this one. 
  4. Post to my blog {at least} 3x a week. Fail! I did this 3/4 weeks in October, which was great, but then it didn't happen in November. I've been posting more regularly since I started this goal though so I am happy about that.
  5. Use my growth aid oil every other day. Success!
  6. Find a long-term protective style! Success! I'll be posting about my box braids this weekend.

I'm pleased with my progress with those goals. I feel like I was a lot more successful than when I initially started these monthly goals. For this month, I want to especially focus on my box braid maintenance and exercising. I officially admit that eveyone who doubted me, in terms of my ability to keep these in for a long period of time, was completely justified in their beliefs. I will be extremely proud of myself if I make it to 6 weeks! Also, I don't have weight goals or anything. I just want to be a healthier Melanie. In the past, I have been much more conscious about my eating habits and working out than I have been in the past year. I would just like to get back to that.

Here are my December goals:
  1. Moisturize and seal my hair (with sprays) every other day.
  2. Keep my braids in for 6 weeks.  
  3. Cardio workout twice a week.
  4. Follow through with completing this 30-day plank challenge.
  5. Post 15 times this month.
  6. Review 5 products.
I made my goals pretty specific this time. I'm not sure if that will make them easier to achieve or not, but that is my hope.  

4 comments:

  1. Specific goals ALWAYS seem to make accomplishing them easier to me. Good luck chica! And your braids are super cute!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  2. Thank you! I hope I'll be able to say the same come January.

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