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Petty Goals

Saturday, July 13, 2019

So of course my ultimate goal is to lose a substantial amount of weight, for me around 100 lbs. And I have no delusions about the amount of time and effort this is going to take. I also want to build more muscle and be stronger, have greater endurance, and relieve the pressure on my feet and knees. Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are no joke. Those are my big goals. My serious goals. But then, I also have my petty goals... Goals like "see my cheekbones and chin again." They're nice. My mom gave them to me. I miss them. Or "not break into a flop sweat walking to my classroom." Because being a sweaty mess in front of 30 teenagers is just not the way I like to spend my day. Or how 'bout "be able to actually put my knees together and my arms down." It's vanity yes. But it's also about the proper alignment of my skeletal system. And just plain old comfort. Stuff like that. The thing is, though, my petty goals are part of the whole. Yes they are, perhaps, trivial. But they are the little ways that I can measure my fitness and health. They tell me things about my body that the scale cannot. And I think they're going to be an invaluable part of this journey to fitness.
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    I can relate to much of what you wrote. Focus on doing the little things correctly day after day. Drink water. Eat fresh fruit. Set small short term goals. Walk 15 min daily, then 2x daily. You can do this 5 lbs at a time. It's the best proven way.
    97 days ago
    Those petty goals are really not so trivial. They're important milestones in your journey and its so good to have smaller goals that aren't scale-measurable. This will help keep you centered and focused on what you need to do to get where you want to go. You're wished success and support along the way. The Spark is a great place to find it! emoticon
    97 days ago
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