Goals And What They Mean
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I have been reading many Spark People Spark pages and realized I see so many that lists their goals as "losing weight" and when they do to buy themselves something expensive to celebrate. There is nothing wrong with this but as I read their pages I see that most have not reached their goals and continue to reset them year after year with the same prizes to reach for.
It kind of makes me sad as I see many of those goals are so very hard to reach and I think people in general just give up. The goals need to be something easy to reach and not make the person overwhelmed .
Maybe they want to lose 100 lbs but they set the time frame so short that it becomes impossible, they give up and never experience the joy of reaching that goal. Why not set small goals to reach the big goal at the end of the tunnel?
100 lbs is doable but it might not happen for a few years, why not try to reach baby goals along the way? And maybe it doesn't have to be just about weight loss.
How about a goal that might be to be able to walk a mile by a certain date or run a 5 k in a few months and maybe to run a marathon in 1 year.Maybe just to be able to walk around your block?
I think as we put some type of physical goal in our sight we have something to work towards. If walking your first time around the block makes you winded you know some small changes will enable you to eventually walk that distance and not be winded.
Giving up that extra snack, giving up that soda , giving up a slice of white bread or pasta will help you get to that goal you have set.
There is no goal that is too small or too big that you can't reach if you nibble away a little at a time to get there. As you reach for your goals the weight will come off and you will become a healthier person . Please do yourself a favor and don't obsess on the scale every day but focus on your physical goals.
Good luck and Have a Happy Healthy 2012