Friday, June 07, 2013
Iíve had great trouble in finding and vocalising these. I started out thinking that four goals seemed a good round number, and after all, we all know what we want, donít we? To lose weight and get fit, right? But these goals have to be measurable, which means being very specific, tape or scales for instance, and suddenly itís not quite so easy anymore.
I have this kinda amorphous blob in my head, made up of me being slimmer and fitter. Me looking nice in my karate gi, rather than a sack of spuds with a belt round it. How do you measure that?
Not feeling that youíve been drawn as the short straw when tasks are handed out, that everybody in the group is eying you up and hoping they wonít be drawn as YOUR partner, how do you measure that?
Going out thinking I look quite pretty, then catching sight of myself in a shop window, and thinking........How can I measure that?
So in the end I found myself trying to tie these things down, and taking them apart to see quite what it was that disturbed and upset me about how I am. Itís upsetting me now, just typing this, and goodness we only have 12 weeks to start putting things right, when Iíve had a lifetime to get them wrong!
So, here we go now, GOALS (thank goodness for that you might well say!)
To able to walk up the four flights of stairs in my local library without being out of breath. It doesnít matter how much fitness training I do, I am always puffing and blowing at the top. I know that I may always be slightly out of breath, but it would be nice not to be hanging over the bannisters and turning purple.
To be able to do up the green checked blouse Iíve never worn as it strains over my bust.
To be able to kneel down and sit back on my feet. We start the karate class like that, and Iím the only one in a class of 30 that has to kneel up, because I canít put my weight on my heels.
To do the splits!!! At least forward/backward. This one sounds ridiculous I know, but I have long tendons. I can not only stand and put both hands on the floor, but almost my elbows! Iím nearly there! Unfortunately the sideways extension isnít nearly as good.
So there we are. Iím not sure if I can post this now, Iíll sit and think about it for a bit.