(Ok I know, all the little “keywords” are a little annoying, but bear with me. It helps me focus.)
ROCKtober has just come to a close, and as you can imagine, I definitely chose October 31st as a “drinking night.” Halloween combined with Saturday? It was a party explosion that I wanted to – and did – take full advantage of.
This is what drives me nuts about drinking, however. Drinking = eating. For me, that’s all there is to it. I cannot throw back a few without becoming ravenously hungry, and then the calories of beer are quadrupled by the calories of a burrito (re: Saturday’s choice) and compounded by half a pack of Tim Tams upon arrival home.
So I am pulling it back even further in the coming month. At the risk of becoming redundant, let’s take a look at the goal chalkboard, shall we?
To review, I spent October KILLING it on yoga (I went to more classes in ROCKtober than I did in the first four months of living here combined), running (finally getting back in my groove here, though I’ll have to step it up soon for a Ragnar Ultra, to be discussed in more detail soon), salads (I’ve basically identified every salad location within 5 miles of my work and home), water (easy peasy), and even Crossfit (hit a two-in-a-row this week; a recent record).
I can definitely step it up on the alcohol (per above), junk food (where DID the cookies come from? And the dark chocolate peanut butter?), and as always, positive self-talk. Speaking of self talk, by the way, I was super touched by a piece written by Catilin Moran and it really did make me stop and think that if I could only see myself through my mother’s eyes, how much more forgiving of myself I could be…
But I digress. Let’s talk GOALvember.
I am keeping the same goal board up, because consistency is hard to come by, and I like my goals. They’re solid. I just need to keep refining my interpretation of said goals (trying to throw out my entire closet because I hate how I look in every single thing is kind of the opposite of positive self-talk) and focusing on the positive, lasting changes I am making, not on the habits yet to form.
On another note, have I mentioned how much I still love Singapore? Especially now that #thehaze is starting to fade (and yes, I feel like I personally had some hand in chasing it away with my Halloween costume, like some sort of live voodoo doll), I feel like Nick and I have really hit our stride here, personally and professionally.
A final fun development this week is that I found out our little street (Bristol Road) is going to be featured in Expat Living magazine under their “Street Talk” section – with Nick and my picture and all of our wonderful words about our cute little neighborhood. Stay tuned for the January 2016 issue.
Onward to GOALvember, readers – let’s all renew our commitments to being better versions of ourselves.
What are your GOALvember targets? How successful was your ROCKtober?