1. I’m already on a pretty good health routine.

    I go to the gym 4-5 times a week and push myself hard: I’ve been doing this for a few years now since my kids became old enough to leave at home alone.

    I eat reasonably well, drink a lot of water… but occasionally a little too much alcohol on occasion, I must admit!

    My main goal is to get my current project working the way I want. That will take me beyond Q4 2019 into… hmmm, infinity and beyond?

    Good luck with your goals Penny!

  2. I happen to really like drinking plain, room temperature water, but Spousal Unit does not. Spousal Unit prefers drinks that are cold and have flavor. Have you considered flavoring your water with cucumber slices or fruit or mint or whatever tastes good to you? Or, like me, if your tap water doesn’t taste good to you, have you considered using a water filter? If you like it cold, do you have an insulated water bottle that you can keep handy? Drinking more water is all about making it convenient and palatable. (And access to restrooms – hydrated humans relieve themselves more frequently.)

    And find your motivator. Why do you want to drink more water? Are you into gold stars (like Tanja)? If so, a chart or bullet diary might motivate you. Do you just want to make sure you are fully-hydrated (for your health), but don’t have time for tracking ounces drunk? Use the “what color is your urine” hack – if your urine is clear to light lemonade colored, you’re hydrated. If it’s a darker yellow, you need to drink more water.

    Let us know how it goes.

  3. Andrew

    Nice post! Hoping you meet and exceed all of your goals this quarter!

    My goal is to post 12 meals to my nutrition blog. I’m really excited about a post I’m working on for home-made protein powder! Never have done this before, so we’ll see what happens!

  4. I absolutely love how you break your goals down by the quarter. It just seems SO much more manageable! I’ve started doing that, and it really seems to help. Some of my big ones for this quarter are to reduce plastic bag use, specifically the plastic produce bags from the grocery store, get rid of more clutter, and do a Couch to 5K program.
    I’m curious about your peanut butter in glass jars. What brand is it? I can’t remember seeing peanut butter in glass jars, but that may be just because I automatically default to Jif.
    Good luck to you with your goals this quarter! In my experience, drinking water does get easier. It seems like once you start the habit you crave more water, and your body kind of forces you to keep it up. At least that’s how it has been for me. Good luck!

  5. I bought a 32 oz. water bottle that I fill every morning and carry to work with me. It sits on my desk reminding me that I should be drinking that before I reach for more tea. Luckily we don’t have soda in our office and we’re way too far from anywhere to buy it. I guess there are some perks to working in the middle of nowhere?

    Good luck with your goals for this quarter.

  6. Penny,

    This! “It’s one more opportunity to make the current year count” i am still struggling with this. I feel stuck and waiting for the time to finally do what I want, but what if it doesn’t come? I’ll try harder this next quarter 🙂

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