This September I Will...

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  • themedalist
    themedalist Posts: 3,135 Member
    @TerriRichardson112, Great wording choice!

    “For September, I am continuing to clear out an old filing cabinet
    (Using ‘am’ as opposed to ‘I will … ‘ as it gives me less scope to cop out.)

    You’re right. “I am (doing)” has more oomph than “I will”. And “I will” is a much better statement than “I hope to”.

    Words matter.
  • themedalist
    themedalist Posts: 3,135 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017, I am so happy to read that you and your husband had a break and went hiking. I’m sure it was just what you needed!

    @77tes, love your Fall Into Fitness reset. Fall is a great time to get active again.

    @snowshoe072, hope your shoulder is 100% soon. Rowing is great exercise!

    Welcome to our group, @helenw323! Outdoor walking is a great fall activity!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,311 Member
    🐬🐳🐬🐙🐬🐳🐬
    🐳🐬 SEPTEMBER 🐬🐳
    🐬🐳🐬🐙🐬🐳🐬

    Daily Solid Habits:
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
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    1. My intention for September (This September I will...")
    For September, I am continuing to clear out an old filing cabinet
    (Using ‘am’ as opposed to ‘I will … ‘ as it gives me less scope to cop out.
    2. The small actions I am taking to accomplish this goal
    a) Sort and declutter papers > 10 minutes.
    b) Store essential papers; shred/bin the rest
    3. The trigger or cue to remember to do my habit.
    Reminder on phone.
    4. How often am I doing my new September habit (daily is best if possible)
    Daily 🗑 or 🤦‍♀️
    🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑
    🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🤦‍♀️🗑
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    5. What reward am I immediately giving myself for doing my habit?
    I am doing a victory 💃🏼 and 🗑
    6. What help do you need from us?
    Click “Like” or any of the feedback responses so I know you are reading? Having this place to report in every few days and knowing someone else is reading is really helpful.
    7. What does success look like to you at the end of September?
    An empty filing cabinet.

    Day by day, in every way, it’s getting better and better!


  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,982 Member
    Bellawow wrote: »
    This September: I have begun MFP again.
    Pre track my day, tweak as needed. So, I have an outline of the day.
    Two main goals this month
    1. Reduce the amount of I blew it snack times - Last month it was all day, last two weeks once a day, trying to move to zero times a day.
    2. Increase fitbit steps. last month did not wear my fitbit. 2 weeks ago barely made it to 3k a day. Now over 4k a day, moving to 5k a day.

    Congratulations @Bellawow on your amazing progress!!

    I have been doing something similar; we can get back on track together❣️

  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 6,707 Member
    Another great week. Having a simple goal helps me get more done.

    Week 3 - My FALL IN LOVE WITH FITNESS reset Goal is 30 minutes each of cardio, strength, and yoga for the week

    Sept 11 - 🏃‍♀️62, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 12 - 🏃‍♀️33, 💪33, 🧘‍♀️58. Already hit my goal for the week! ✨
    Sept 13 - 🏃‍♀️86, 🧘‍♀️60
    Sept 14 - 🏃‍♀️100, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 15 - 🏃‍♀️96, 💪38, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 16 - 🏃‍♀️100, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 17 - 🏃‍♀️86, 🧘‍♀️36

    @themedalist , I shared your mental prep for zoom meetings when when my daughter was sharing a similar issue.
  • LazyBlondeChef
    LazyBlondeChef Posts: 2,342 Member
    For the rest of September I'm going to focus on my exercise. Prior to my vacation I had finally started getting into a regular schedule of doing the EPIC workouts and I want to return to that. Because of some shoulder problems I went from every third day to every fourth day but I prefer the every third day cycle so that will be the goal starting tomorrow (Tuesday).

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,982 Member
    @themedalist
    I’m glad you had a good conference!

    I love your “I Will” … “we are all works in progress”

    Welcome back!
    Maddie 💞

  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,311 Member
    edited September 20
    🐬🐳🐬🐙🐬🐳🐬
    🐳🐬 SEPTEMBER 🐬🐳
    🐬🐳🐬🐙🐬🐳🐬

    Daily Solid Habits:
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 20 21
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    29 30
    1. My intention for September (This September I will...")
    For September, I am continuing to clear out an old filing cabinet
    (Using ‘am’ as opposed to ‘I will … ‘ as it gives me less scope to cop out.
    2. The small actions I am taking to accomplish this goal
    a) Sort and declutter papers > 10 minutes.
    b) Store essential papers; shred/bin the rest
    3. The trigger or cue to remember to do my habit.
    Reminder on phone.
    4. How often am I doing my new September habit (daily is best if possible)
    Daily 🗑 or 🤦‍♀️
    🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑
    🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🤦‍♀️🗑
    🗑🤦‍♀️🗑🗑🗑 20 21
    22 23 24 25 26 27 28
    29 30 31
    5. What reward am I immediately giving myself for doing my habit?
    I am doing a victory 💃🏼 and 🗑
    6. What help do you need from us?
    Click “Like” or any of the feedback responses so I know you are reading? Having this place to report in every few days and knowing someone else is reading is really helpful.
    7. What does success look like to you at the end of September?
    An empty filing cabinet.

    @MadisonMolly2017 You always inspired me, so it’s a privilege to know that it’s mutual.

    Nothing feels
    as good as
    Fit and Healthy!!!


  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 1,958 Member
    Goals/ habits for September
    * Track honestly including w/e💖
    * Maintain weight 58 to 62 kg and build muscle 💖
    *Take measurements every 2 weeks thumbs 👇
    * Look for opportunities👇
    * De clutter 💖
    * In bed by 9pm! 💖
    * Focus on an attitude for gratitude💖

  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 1,958 Member
    Hello everyone! I am back from my conference in Charleston, SC. My first professional conference since the pandemic. A good trip as I met lots of people in person who I had only seen behind a screen. But I am glad to be back home and back to my habits and routines. The conference was held at a resort which was lovely, but the fitness center was several buildings away and I just couldn’t talk myself into an early morning walk when it was so hot and humid. Most days I still averaged 6000 to 8000 steps, but there was so much sitting and eating and eating and sitting. So glad to be back home and doing my morning cycling via BitGym (today I cycled around Panama), VR, and treadmill walking and reading. As much as I enjoyed the trip, I love my daily routines.

    My focus this month is on being more patient with a certain person on my weekly Zoom call. So far so good! It’s amazing what a few minutes of deep breathing and mental preparation does for diffusing stress. It also helps to remember the many good qualities the person who dominates our conversations has. They have many wonderful attributes. This is just one of the things that’s a bit harder to take. I have annoying tendencies too. We are all works in progress.

    Love this @themedalist!!! Ppl really can be annoying can't they lol but I like ur kind, evolved and empathic take on it!!! Xo
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,982 Member
    Goals/ habits for September
    * Track honestly including w/e💖
    * Maintain weight 58 to 62 kg and build muscle 💖
    *Take measurements every 2 weeks thumbs 👇
    * Look for opportunities👇
    * De clutter 💖
    * In bed by 9pm! 💖
    * Focus on an attitude for gratitude💖

    Great job @donna25trinity !!
    Very inspiring 💞
  • jamcnewman
    jamcnewman Posts: 1,797 Member
    Maddie - so glad you are back in control and figuring out what makes you happy. 🥰 Keep going — the urge will go away. What are you doing as a new habit at night to keep the munchies at bay? I had to start a new habit to help end the old one. @MadisonMolly2017
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,982 Member
    jamcnewman wrote: »
    Maddie - so glad you are back in control and figuring out what makes you happy. 🥰 Keep going — the urge will go away. What are you doing as a new habit at night to keep the munchies at bay? I had to start a new habit to help end the old one. @MadisonMolly2017
    Thank you @jamcnewman
    Not sure yet…what did you do? xx
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,982 Member
    edited September 25
    1st week - sept 13-19 💞
    2nd week
    Sept 20 ♥️
    Sept 21 ♥️
    Sept 22 🆗/♥️
    Sept 23 ♥️♥️
    Sept 24 🆗/♥️

    7K steps ❌car trip
    Beat Saber 20min skip-letting muscles heals bit more❌

    Food: ♥️
    Reminding myself of health reasons to curtail food ♥️ works well.
    “I am placing my health first.”

    Sleep ♥️ 7 hrs

    Mood- very Happy. ♥️
    I’m figuring out what makes me happy.

    Researched painting the feathers on bird’s heads.
    Spent 2 hours doing kantha stitched piece
    80 mins doing an “ugh” but necessary email
    Spent an hour chatting with a dear friend
    AND an unexpected and awesome car trip with hubby - redwood trees & my favorite yarn shop
    Nature is endlessly fascinating!!

    Nature, Discovery, Art, The World
    Friends & Family
    Teaching & Learning

    Steady at 167.2 (yay)
    BMI: 25.4
    -0.5to go 😍

    Incredibly grateful that I somehow got back into “remission.” When it’s easy, and I’m
    In the groove, it’s a joy. When it’s difficult & elusive, it’s terrifying.

    Sept 24: I will be thinking about Julie’s question of what I could replace it with. This morning, after not snacking at night, I was not hungry, so it really doesn’t seem to be necessary intake…

    Best to you all,
    Maddie💞

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  • jamcnewman
    jamcnewman Posts: 1,797 Member
    edited September 25
    jamcnewman wrote: »
    Maddie - so glad you are back in control and figuring out what makes you happy. 🥰 Keep going — the urge will go away. What are you doing as a new habit at night to keep the munchies at bay? I had to start a new habit to help end the old one. @MadisonMolly2017
    Thank you @jamcnewman
    Not sure yet…what did you do? xx
    Hi Maddie — It took me a couple of tries to find what worked to help me. First was the “eat prepped veggies only” because if I truly was hungry, they would satisfy that need. I rarely wanted them when that was all that was on offer. But I didn’t stop thinking about wanting to graze on other things.

    Next I re-established my nightly knitting. I find it meditative and peaceful to pick it up at night — no complicated patterns, mostly dishcloths, hats knit in the round, and things that could be done fairly mindlessly (and where my 🤬 knitting frustrated rage couldn’t arise 😂). It worked. Kept me off my phone too (another evening habit I needed to stop). My hands were busy and the foods I sometimes crave at nighttime aren’t a good match for busy hands that you want to keep clean.
    @MadisonMolly2017
  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 6,707 Member
    Another week of success. This is such a huge improvement to what I was doing in August!

    Week 4 - My FALL IN LOVE WITH FITNESS reset Goal is 30 minutes each of cardio, strength, and yoga for the week

    Sept 18 - 🏃‍♀️30, 🧘‍♀️16
    Sept 19 - 🏃‍♀️50, 💪38,🧘‍♀️34 Hit my goal early ✨
    Sept 20 - 🏃‍♀️104, 🧘‍♀️ 33
    Sept 21 - 🏃‍♀️78, 💪45, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 22 - 🏃‍♀️62, 🧘‍♀️15
    Sept 23 - 🏃‍♀️70, 💃90
    Sept 24 - 🏃‍♀️52, 🧘‍♀️15
  • Bellawow
    Bellawow Posts: 32 Member
    I think the main things I actually accomplished this month. Started Tracking my food, Started tracking my walking.