Saturday, April 06, 2013
I love to set goals. I make checklists, worksheets, etc. And I set lots of goals. I don't know how many times that I've set goals on this blog and then not followed through. I went to a workshop recently where I was shown a chart that looks something like this:
It was an eye-opener. My SparkCoach video today was on goal setting. So I am setting three goals - one in each of the recommended Spark areas - Nutrition, Fitness, and Weight Loss. The video said to break it down into short, medium, and long term goals. So, here goes.
Nutrition - Short term goal: eat 2+ fruits/veggies per day. Medium term goal: switch breads to whole grain. Long term goal: eat healthy foods. I know it's not specific enough, but I am making small changes to get to that goal. So, I am starting here and want to accomplish my short term goal in 2 weeks and my long term goal in a month.
Fitness - Short term goal: exercise for 10 minutes a day, 4 days a week. Medium term goal: exercise for 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Long term goal: exercise for 10 minutes a day 3 days a week and 30 minutes a day 3 days a week. Two weeks for each step.
Weight loss - Short term goal: add to my weight loss journal (writing, drawing, or clipping something motivating like an image, video, or quote) 5 days a week. Medium term goal: plan my day in my journal every day so I know I will have time to exercise, journal, etc. Long term goal: track my foods in my journal every day.
I need to type these up and post them everywhere - in my lunchbox, at work, at home, in my car. I didn't exercise the past two days because I didn't think to - I get busy and forget that I'm supposed to be watching what I eat or exercising. I need to plan my time better.
Now to get my shoes on because I'm going hiking!!