Setting Realistic Fall Goals #MoveitMondays
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Setting Realistic Fall Goals #MoveitMondays

At the beginning of the month, I love to set goals for myself. It is almost like with every month I get a fresh start to improve or work on myself in some way or another. And at the beginning of each month, I am usually all like:

“This month, I am going to run 6 times a week, do yoga everyday, cook balanced home cooked meals at every meal,….” And the list goes on. 

Sunday Brunch
Pancake Sunday: Vegan Oat Pumpkin Blender Pancakes with a side of frozen raspberries and bananas

But let’s get real. Life gets busy. I get busy. And all of the sudden, halfway through the month, I slowly start to dwindle. As in it’s already Thursday and I haven’t even made it out for a run yet and I am seriously considering take-out for dinner after a long day of work/school/studying.

I think it’s time to make goals that are a bit more realistic. Goals that are manageable within my daily time frame during the Fall. Because Fall is when things get seriouuuuslly busy around here. But staying active, eating a whole healthy plant-based diet (97% of the time) is what keeps me feeling my best, healthy, energetic and ready to take on the world and the million essays I still have to write this semester (#letsbehonest). At the beginning of October I made some personal goals for myself but I might have underestimated how busy I’d be this year finishing up the last year of my Master’s.

Dinner one night last week: A side of steamed frozen veggies with chili peppers, polenta “fries” sauteed in a bit of coconut oil and a big bean burger

So this Fall, I want to set realistic goals for myself. Goals that I can actually reach, manage and feel great about in my day to day life! My ‘big’ goal is to take the best care of myself by nourishing my body and mind with the best foods possible and staying active, as best I can, within the time I have available for myself. This means realistically setting time aside for myself during the day to stay healthy and happy even when it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Because my “big” goal is a big tooo broad, here are some mini goals I plan on working on during the Fall to stay active, healthy, happy and all that good stuff. 😉

Fall Goals

And I hope you enjoy my #MoveitMondays post as I love writing them. I started writing these posts to show my experience of living a ‘healthy lifestyle’ did not stop the day I stepped on the scale and met my “goal weight”. This journey of health is so much more to me than “losing all the weight”. It is about living a life where I set realistic goals for myself, eat an abundance of delicious, bright, nutritious eats and live a life where I am active in my day to day life.  

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Tropical Green Smoothie with Mango, Pineapple, Almond Milk and Spinach

It’s about living a balanced life where I can enjoy my green smoothie and run in the morning and enjoy a glass of wine and and a healthy chocolate cookie in the evening 🙂 Balance. 

Wishing all my Candian readers a very happy Thanksgiving surrounded by love and lots of pumpkin treats! 


Do you have any Fall Goals?

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