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Three week blog challenge day 1

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?
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    Yes I also have a goal of a healthy BMI. The first goal was met when I moved out of first the morbidly obese category and I am also out of the obese category so now I am only overweight!!!!

    I also need to think more creatively about sort term and mid term goals. I decided one of my short term goals is to loose 5kg by Christmas and with my new eating regime that seems doable!!!

    Laughed about the skin thing and looking better from a distance. Unfortunately I have short hair and I sweat so much the foundation would run right off my skin. emoticon

    Still I figure wrinkly skin is a small price to pay for good health and a better future so I will just have to live with it. Maybe I need to try zumba again as last time it was just too fast and I got discouraged.
    Thanks for getting me thinking about this more

    1694 days ago
    So you have a short term goal of setting a meaningful intermediate goal, that will help you toward your long term goal of a healthy BMI. That's kind of a recursive goal, but it's a goal!
    1694 days ago
    I too have that 'healthy BMI' target. emoticon emoticon
    1694 days ago
    "nothing a tight ponytail and a decent foundation garment can't fix."

    LOL. Love your "can do" spirit.

    1694 days ago
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