Thursday, October 31, 2013
1. Have you set a new short- or medium-term goal or challenge recently? Do you have a goal or challenge that you have been working on for a while? What is it? What do you hope to gain from it?
No, I haven't got a short or medium term goal at present . But I need to.
I have a long term goal to reach a healthy BMI that I will achieve next year.
I think I need a shorter term or medium term goal to work towards, because next year is a long slog and I have found I am losing focus. What I want to do is find something simple and achievable that I can get a kick out of. In September I set myself a plank challenge, which was fun but which I didn,t complete because I was sick for a few weeks. Actually, my challenges and goal setting does sometime peter out, I don,t know why that is... I do know goals need to be SMART, and maybe the Achievable part is what I should focus on to get with the program!
Anyway, in terms of my healthy BMI, what to I hope to gain from it?
Health. I am already seeing awesome health gains from my success in releasing fat, off meds, more agile, stronger, healthier and actually I feel I am getting younger while around me my friends are getting older. So I expect when I am a healthy BMi I will find myself in my absolute prime. And I pan to stay there.
Activity: a bigger range of activity. I expect I will take on more interesting and fun activities. Maybe become a little adventurous. Perhaps some tramping, sailing, open water swimming. I might do some more horseriding, haven't done that for a while. Out of consideration for the horse. And I expect to be faster, so better at Zumba. I will have physical mastery and be hardier than I am at the moment. And bolder about pushing myself. At present I am mindful of the need not to injure myself, I won't risk injury because the ability to move is vital to my success in releasing the excess weight. But when I am a healthy BMI I will have more wiggle room.
Appearance: I expect to look better at a distance. Up close, there will be a few more wrinkles and some loose skin, but nothing a tight ponytail and a decent foundation garment can't fix. I'll look better in clothes, so I will have a whole range of clothes to wear that I haven't had for a while. I'm in skinny jeans now, and wearing more fitting clothing, looking good, too. Nicer undies, I am already welcoming them back into my life. Maybe next winter I will wear proper boots again. People complimenting me - I'm getting a lot of that at the moment.
Not bad gains for a bit of effort, eh?