By now, you should know the drill. If not, go back and read previous "mini goals" threads. The short version: 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 "I want to lose x lbs," (i.e., getting enough water, stretching, etc). Here's the tricky part: also try to include a detailed plan of how you will attain your goals. Finally, think of a little reward you'd like to treat yourself to at the end of the month.
Also, it's mid-year and maybe some of us aren't quite bathing-suit ready, or feeling down because maybe we aren't where we thought we'd be by June. To that, I say bollocks! The fact that we're here at all means we're taking positive steps to get in the habit of creating a healthy lifestyle.
I have posted this elsewhere on SP, but thought it may be of help to newbies and people who, like me, find it easier to get discouraged than feel encouraged. Please copy it, save it on your desktop, print it out, and put it wherever you can see it!
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.
| Pounds lost: 11.2