my mini goal for this month will be to go for a casual walk every weekend. it is cooling down and i will be able to enjoy it better, and it is fee to go to the gardens around here...
Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life--facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and our own unique potential.-----John Amatt
My goal is to not snack so much on my days off....it's far too tempting to sit and play video games all day....and I tend to snack and lose track of what I snack on! I'll start to make plans to go out and do things instead of sitting around.
Exercise as much as possible, I'm in school right now with only three classes and it just makes sense to go out and go to the gym, go for a walk or practice skateboarding. (I just learned after overcoming the fear of being completely embarrassed about learning and it's so much fun! Even though I did strain my push off foot :( ) I have so much free time and with my goal coming up in three months it makes total sense I be out and about!
I started going to the gym today, and went back to skating this weekend, so my mini-goal for month one is to just keep going. If I don't increase time or speed right now, it's fine, but this month I will make the efforts needed to get onto skate, and go to the gym at my lunch hour as much as possible and just keep it up.
I do not have a scale and am not going to look at one until a pair of my pants gets too big, so my second mini goal is to always give myself two choices when I sit down to eat, and to choose the better one, at least 12 of the 15 meals per week that I eat.
Use this thread to help you either continue momentum you've built, or to brush yourself off and push forward if you found yourself reverting to old bad habits. Use this month to build on your strengths and to challenge yourself on your weaknesses as we reach our goals together!
Established Punk Rock slash and burners should know the drill. For the unacquainted and newbies, I'll fill you in on the short version of this thread.
*Pick a few goals for the month (or even just one day or week at a time) *Try to have at least one goal that isn't just the broad, "I want to lose x lbs this month." (e.g. getting enough water, stretching, doing x minutes of cardio activity x days per week, handling stress better etc.) *Here's the tricky part: also try to include a detailed plan of how you will attain your goals. (e.g., if your goal is, "I want to refrain from emotional eating this month," then your specific plan could be, "Instead of eating through my emotions, I'll drink a tall glass of water, and work on a craft project or some other creative endeavor, and post on the SP message board for support.) *Finally, think of a little reward you'd like to treat yourself to at the end of the month for reaching your goal.
Also, check previous "Mini-Goals" threads to see kind of how they work - it's very informal, and please check up on each other at least once a week! It's how we keep one another motivated.
Finally, here is a corny thing I posted in another thread and have posted in my bedroom and on my desk at work. Please copy it, save it on your desktop, print it put, and put it wherever you can see it if you think it will motivate you!
JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct, and accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.
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