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Making it public for myself...

Friday, December 28, 2012

Goal setting has not been one of my strengths and feels pressured and unnatural to me so I am moving out of my comfort zone with this post. Lol

I have been working at this consistently for 19 months. I have written a few things down, many of which I have done consistently and others have not. I still carry some fear of failure if I don't meet those goals so I am constantly battling the "perfectionism" syndrome or maybe it's that old record of "if you don't try, you won't fail" thing?!!? Whatever! I have done this, I can do this, I will do this, I am doing this!

January Goals

1. Stay in cal range 1600 or under with the exception on one meal a week out
2. Yoga Class - 2 days a week
3. Walk or exercise video 3 days a week
4. Drink my eight glasses of water daily
5. Be thankful that my clothes still fit post holiday season - NSV

Waiting a few days to get on the scale to de-bloat. Holidays did not go with healthy codices and habits. Soooo close to goal before....and now working on those last 10 lbs and mastering maintainance.

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    "I still carry some fear of failure if I don't meet those goals"

    Light bulb moment for me. I hate not meeting goals. That's probably why I never set stretch goals. I set achievable goals, feel okay if I meet them, and feel really good if I exceed them. For example, I set my minimum protein at 120 grams. In my head, I know I need to average closer to 150 grams. But if the minimum is set at 120, and one day I come in at 145, I don't feel like a failure. If the minimum were set at 150 and I came in at 145, I'd feel like I failed. This, notwithstanding the fact that most days I come in over 150 and I certainly average more than 150.

    Similarly with exercise. My running goal is to run at least 20 minutes, 3 days a week. 20 minutes isn't much of a run; but if I have a tight schedule and only get a 22 minute run instead of the 30 or 35 minutes I'd like, I've met the goal and don't feel like a failure.

    It's all mind games, but you need to find the mind games that work for you. They might not be the same mind games that work for me.
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  • LADYJ6942
    Gratz on being so close to goal. You can do it, your plan sounds like a good one. Keep pushing!
    2003 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Good goals, emoticon
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  • BRANDIM_81
    The thing I always try to remember about goals, and SP really helps, is to keep them simple and attainable. If you have a hard time setting goals because you are super hard on yourself when you don't meet them...then just do small goals each week, each day....and remember it is all about "What can I do today?" Not have to do but can do.....If you have never failed then you have never lived. So do not be too hard on yourself and do not live with the fear. You are here on SP and you are working toward something that you deserve! You are worth it! You are worth every fight and every failure and you are worth the ultimate success, meeting your ultimate goal! YOU CAN DO IT! YOU ARE WORTH THE FIGHT! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 12/28/2012 10:17:23 AM
    setting goals and "making it public" are very important steps. Way to go on doing that. I wish you sucess in reaching all these goals and more.
    2003 days ago
    Good Luck!
    2003 days ago
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