Monday, October 19, 2009
Lately, I have been struck by how many people PLAN how they are going to lose weight during a specific period of time...say this week...or this month. As part of their plan, they describe goals which may include drinking so many cups of water, keeping their calories within such and such a number range, exercising for "x" minutes per day...things like that. I have kept track of many components of my health on SP, but I have never set a weekly/monthly goal in my blog on a regular basis.
While reading these blogs, which seem to show direction and forethought, I found myself thinking, "Huh, How about that?" I'm not kidding. So, I'm going to give it a try (she said with a determined nod). And I'll tell you why because I'm in a telling kind of mood. It's because I like to accomplish goals and I like graphs. I like to watch the line on the graph move up--much more entertaining to me than watching TV and a better use of my time. Graphs are a cheap way of rewarding ones self without having to drop hints to outsiders or complete strangers so that they'll notice you achieved something.
Here are my goals for this week of Oct. 12
Drink 12 cups of water per day
Walk 5 days per week, 30 min. per day
Run 3 times this week, 30 min. at a time
Strenth train 3 days
Eat 6 Veg/fruits each day
And there we go; done and done. Now I have to enter my goals so that I can track them and watch the lines move. Don't get me started about pie charts....