Thursday, January 7, 2010

Setting Goals

Ok, so my blogger friend says to set 3 reasonable goals. Specific goals, not generic ones like weight loss or getting healthy. Be specific. So I'll try. I'm so hesitant because I'm afraid of failure and here I am trying to set examples. Here goes.

1. My primary goal is to lose at least 10 pounds by this time next year. That doesn't seem like a lot, but I want to build muscle and realistically on my tall frame, losing more than that while building muscle may not be possible for me. If more comes off in the meantime, fine with me.

2. In order to make number one happen, my diet has to change, and before my diet can change I have to make better choices. Before I can make better choices, I have to PLAN what I eat and not eat on the run so much. So this goal will be "to plan more of my meals and make a grocery list/menu weekly before sending hubby off to the store."

3. The third thing that must happen is consistent exercise. My goal here is to increase strength and flexibility (and to look better in jeans wouldn't hurt either). I will start with weight training two times a week and at least one day of swimming (because I enjoy it, and I don't enjoy much other stuff). This is the realistic goal. Now for the unrealistic part, I hope to incorporate occasional pilates/yoga in there. I have some home workouts I can do and hopefully on my weeks off I can make it to the gym to a class or two. See that sounds vague, but based on my history, I don't know how to commit.

1 comment:

patty said...

oooh! you are giving me material! :) thanks for your support on my blog... you and i, we'll go back and forth here in this blog world when we could just meet... at subway!
#1 is great and realistic, and definitely attainable!
#2: this is THE single most important change i made when i lost weight and learned it at wt watchers. others would tell of their good ideas and i noticed, they were prepared. instead of fried dough at dollywood, they'd bring a specific # of mm's... still a treat, but not at damaging as the dough. :)
i started packing my lunch to avoid that i'm so hungry i'll eat whatever i can mentality. it worked!
#3 "i don't know how to commit"... i need to figure that out... bc i think that's a problem for most...