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Small, achievable goals

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thanks for all the great comments and advice last week =) There was resounding advice to go back to setting small, achievable goals to get back on track. I realize that I have been favoring large, ambitious goals instead of small, more easily achievable goals, and that practice has not served me well this summer. A great example is that I have kind of turned my nose up at walking since I have transitioned to jogging. However, a daily walk would still be good exercise, I could bring the dog, and probably even get my husband to join me. Instead, I set lofty running goals, like getting up at 5 AM to jog, but don't follow through on them. By far my biggest challenge is with food - specifically portion control and snacking. I have the knowledge, I just have not been successful with applying that knowledge to my lifestyle. Planning, consistency and discipline are needed, but those things need to follow a true desire to change.

Today I am going to spend some time cleaning, organizing and planning. I want to think about how I will handle the inevitable situations like coming home tired from work and wanting to collapse in front of the TV with a pizza and beer, or how I'll manage spending the day boating or camping with friends, but still stay on track. These are the situations that inevitably lead me to decide to throw in the towel and indulge with abandon! Time to quite typing about it, and start making it happen =) Have a great Sunday Spark Friends!!

Small, achievable goals, Holly!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NO_SNOW_BODY 8/19/2012 11:40AM

    Being in control is important, leave yourself wiggle room to experience some variety

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ADIOSALL 8/19/2012 9:50AM

    Thank you for the blog. I am like you and need to remember baby steps. emoticon

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1954MARG 8/19/2012 9:45AM

  Well done. You are taking control again.

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