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There's no place like goals, there's no place like goals....


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ok so I have goals. LOTS of them
1. Run 3k or more by the end of summer.
2. Lose 30lbs by fall.
3. Participate in a mud run in October
4. Get an "A" in my summer course
5. Become a more active member on SP
6. Track EVERYTHING I eat EVERYDAY
7. Do some sort of exercise EVERYDAY
8. Become pregnant this fall
9. Improve on managing my time while in school
10. Become an LPN by next summer
11. Become an RN within 3 years

Now to implement them. This is so much more important than just having them. Today is the day that I really focus on my goals one at a time and gradually implement another. I am just thankful to have the support and motivation that I need. I am hoping the motivation lasts! I know that if I stay an active memer on SP this will happen.

If anyone has any tips on staying motivated please feel free to share them! I don't plan on losing the motivation, but sometimes it happens. I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/24/2012 5:53PM

    It's definitely great to have some clear goals to work toward. I would toss in just a teensy bit of caution though - and that is to give yourself some leeway.

What happens if you don't track everything one day out of 100? WHOOMP, you'll have failed at your goal, even if you're only 20 days in. What happens if your body doesn't cooperate and you're not pregnant in the fall? What happens if you only lose 25 pounds or 20 pounds? What happens if you injure yourself and can't run or even walk for weeks? If you do get pregnant quickly, how does that and an infant/toddler impact your goal to become an RN?

That doesn't mean to worry about bad things happening or to chop the goals into things with less meaning. It means to build safety nets, plan Bs and plan Cs, so that you'll still be making progress toward what you ultimately want in your life without being knocked out of the running the first time you can't meet the goal you set.


Beyond that, the next key thing I tend to do with goals like that is break them down into pieces. Run 3k, for example, might mean finding a workable running program to train you up to that point and completing each week. Tracking your food and doing a workout is something you can set goals for weekly or even daily for what you're doing in the moment that will build into the bigger goal.

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