Today I’m sharing how my September goals went and what I want to accomplish in October.

October 2017 Goals

I had two goals for September – one I did great at, the other one didn’t go quite as well.

Bedtime routine each night in September // I don’t know why it took me so long to adopt a bedtime routine, but I’m so glad that I finally did. It’s made a huge difference in falling asleep at night. After changing into my pj’s, washing my face, and brushing my teeth, I roll out my back with a tennis ball against the wall (avoiding my spine). I start up by my shoulder and then slowly work my way down to my lower back, and then do the other side. I tend to hold stress in my back and shoulders, so rolling out my back makes such a huge difference in the physical tension I’m feeling at the end of the day. I then spend some time (usually only 20 or 30 minutes) reading, or if I’m really tired, I’ll use the Headspace app and do a short guided meditation. At this point I’m usually ready to turn off the light and go to sleep.

Not only has this routine helped me fall asleep, but I find that I’m sleeping better too. My quality of sleep has increased. I don’t wake up as often in the middle of the might. I wake up feeling more rested than before too. If you’re not happy with the quality of your sleep, try creating a bedtime routine for yourself.

Log food in My Fitness Pal 5 days per week // While I did great at logging my food the first week or two, it slowly fell off my to do list and I don’t think I logged any food last week. I know I made better choices when I knew I had to be accountable for my choices and put it into my phone. It’s such a simple thing, but it makes a big difference. It’s easy to do since I always have my phone with me, so I can’t even use that as an excuse.

And now for my October goals!

Log food in My Fitness Pal 5 days per week // Since I failed so phenomenally at this one last month, I though it would be worth trying to accomplish it again in October. I can pick any five days each week to track my food.

Attend 2 group fitness classes per week // I’ve been to a few group fitness classes at my gym since I joined back in July. I’ve really been enjoying them on days when I don’t have a lot of motivation to do a workout on my own. Not only does someone do all the work of planning the workout for me, but I always end up getting a ton of great energy from the other participants of the class. Seeing them working hard makes me want to do the same thing too. I definitely want to check out more classes and try some different ones, so my goal is to go to two group fitness classes each week in October.

Share one of your goals for October in the comments below. 

October 2017 Goals

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