Monday - a new week, how about some goals?

Monday, June 07, 2010

I am truly not a fan of Mondays. Even when I didn't work Monday through Friday which I now do I didn't like Mondays. It's just HARD to drag yourself out of bed and get started, when since I am rested from the weekend this should be the easiest day to get up and get going. Over the weekend I thought hard about some goals. I think in the past I sabotage myself always setting those long term far away goals that I think I can procrastinate my way to. You know the ones, 100lbs in a year. Then I just coast through the first few months knowing I have 12 whole months to get there and I never make it. So after reading The Spark chapter on goals, I wanted to make SMART goals - as in Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Trackable. So with those thoughts in mind - here are the goals I have set for myself:

Weight: Lose 15 lbs total from my start weight by the Fourth of July

H2O - Drink AT LEAST 4 cups of water a day for 30 days. (yes, I know I should strive for 8, but we are starting a new habit and I am not a water fan. Remember - I want the goal to be achievable!)

Calories - track all food every day in my food tracker - regardless of whether I am going to make my calories or not!

Exercise - at least 3 days of cardio every week

Health - Dentist and Physical in the next 30 days

The Spark - Finish reading by the end of June

And that's it. Some of these may seem simple and easy to some of you. But I have a hard time with goal setting, and I need to take baby steps before I can run. So these are things that will provide a "stretch" for me, and allow me to start taking the steps neccesary to reach some long term goals!
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    sound good to me!all my best wishes are with u!!
    3826 days ago
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