So true. Both of them.
Setting goals and trying to reach them. Challenging ourselves and trying to succeed. Creating healthy competition between ourselves andÖus. Key attitudes to success.
So, here I am, ready for a new challenge. Butterflies, daisies, teddy bears Ė or was it just bears? Ė are just a few of the team names Iíve come across at Sparkfriendsí feeds and blogs. At first, I thought they were private teams that you had to be invited over to join. And then it was the virtual trips! And all this team work that really helps with motivation and commitment. And Sparkers reporting results through those challenges. I had to find out what itís all about.
And I found myself joining the 2013 Winter 5% challenge. And being really excited about it!
There are many things I havenít quite understood yet Ė like the term ďLiving the Good life pointsĒ that Iíve come across (?) Ė but I bet Iíll figure it all out once the challenge begins.
Now, why did I join this challenge?
- First, for the reasons I mentioned above. I just like setting new goals.
- During December I gained 1.5 kilos and I just canít seem to get myself together and lose it. I know itís nothing compared to what I used to gain over the holidays in the past. But I just hate the number 7 on my scale!
- 5% of my weight is 3.5 kilos. Which would bring me exactly where I want to be.
- Iíve had cases of emotional eating since the beginning of the new year. I believe a challenge can help me fight this demon again.
So, my goals for those 8 weeks are:
- Healthy eating. For me, this means wise food choices, portion control, no bingeing and emotional eating control.
- At least 20 minutes of daily exercise. That includes three times a week cardio and three strength training sessions.
- Lose 3.5 kilograms. Thatís my 5%!
- Get my body fat percentage below 20%. Currently, itís 22.3.
- Support my Sparkfriends and my teammates any way I can.
I had updated my Sparkpage a few days ago and I just included my new 5% challenge commitment goals. So, I guess Iím ready to meet my team!
Are you ready? Have you written down your goals and planned your actions? It is said that goals without a plan are just wishes. So, will you let your goals remain wishes?
Or will you turn them into achievements?