February Goals

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

1. Be nicer to myself. This is going to be hard, because there is a fine line between being realistic with one's self, and being overly critical. I cross that line about 10 times a day. :) I guess my goal with this is to really examine my "failures", instead of just claiming the fail, feeling like crap about it, and moving on. I need to dwell a little so that I can learn to find the difference between an actual failure and not meeting an unrealistic goal.

2. Keep up the running. I need to hit this 2-3 times per week, striving for better times weekly if I am going to meet my 5K in under 30 minutes goal this year.

3. ATTEMPT to not obsess about my actual weight so much. I am still hugely (no pun intended) frustrated by the scale stall, but honestly...I'm doing everything I can. Eating right, exercising...if it's not enough, then it's just going to have to wait for now. Obsessing about it isn't helping!!
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    I like those goals. If you can get those ones right I think everything else will fall into place. Being nice to yourself makes such a difference in life.
    2600 days ago
    Great goals
    2600 days ago
    Sounds like some good Feb. goals.

    I agree with Rooster72's comments about "failures" - it's so true that these are just behaviors with trigger and weaknesses that we possess.

    Have a great Feb!
    2601 days ago
    Once again, I point to the articles decrying the scale. There are numerous articles out there, experiments even, showing how people can not only not lose a pound, but actually gain weight, yet be in better shape and drop three sizes.

    Focus on the inches and your fitness. You are doing great.

    PS, totally understand the OCD thing, I get completely buggy about things sometimes and have to remind myself that it's not going to change the world much less have a lasting effect on my life. Good luck with the navel gazing.
    2601 days ago
  • JANDK156
    I weigh myself a few times a day some days, just to be aware of how it fluctuates. It has no power of my moods, even when it doesn't budge cos I'll get there no matter what it says and when. Don't give it power over youe mood ;)
    2601 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    These are good goals.
    2601 days ago
    Awesome goals. I am so with you there on the scale obsession. I hope that at some point I can chill out a bit.
    Good luck on reaching all of your goals.
    2601 days ago
    I think the language we use when we talk to & talk about ourselves plays a big part in being nicer to ourselves.

    Talking about our failures can quickly lead to calling ourselves 'failures' - which of course we are not. One bad meal, day, week or month does not make us a failure.

    Instead, I try to concentrate on my behaviour - today I did not eat so well, or this morning I could not be bothered going to the gym. I then try to determine why that happened - and what I can do to help myself next time. Should I try to go to bed earlier, or pack my gym bag the night before. Should I cook and freeze more healthy foods, or try to eat higher fibre?

    Good luck with your Feb goals
    2601 days ago
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