Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6: Goooooaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll!

I'm pretty sure I'm an off the charts high Type A personality. Actually I'm quite confident that I'm a Type A+. Setting goals is just something that comes very naturally to me. I don't really even think about it. I just must get better. I must do better. I must push forward into the next thing.

Sometimes I hear people who want to get in shape/lose weight/make a positive change in any way say, "I just don't know where to start."

Well, you start with a goal. No. You start with a specific goal. I'm not going to go into the whole SMART goal thing here. Instead, I want you just to think about what you want from life. Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? I believe too many people just throw their hands up and say, "I could never..." and quit before they even scratch the surface of their potential.

I never dreamed that at almost 40 I would be in the best shape of my life, competing in athletic events, and happily married with 2 teen boys.

So, what do you want? Don't say "to lose weight" or "to get in shape" or "to be more awesome." Be specific and set a goal that you can achieve in a few weeks. Think baby steps. Plot those baby steps out and start walking forward.


3 comments:

  1. I was in pretty good shape in my forties. I was walking four miles at least four times a week and doing a boot camp exercise program the other three. Then things started to hurt. A neck and shoulder injury didn't help much either.

    Now, in my fifties, my knees are shot, arthritis is kicking in, and the medication I was taking for fibromyalgia came with a 30 pound (over six months) side affect.

    Take good care of yourself! And if it hurts...I mean really hurts (not like being sore), seek professional advice.

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  2. This is such excellent advice about goal setting. I have found much more success in making changes and not falling back into old habits. Thanks for the reminder!

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