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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Goal Setting

I've decided that I am going to start setting some goals for myself.  In the past, I have set unrealistic goals regarding my weight loss journey.  Some of the goals were hard to achieve, so I was unable to reach them.  Some goals took to long to achieve, like Monthly Goals, and I gave up on them to quickly.  Either way, when you don't reach your goal, you feel like a failure.

I have been reading and hearing a lot about goals lately.  I've read that you should set specific, clearly defined goals that you can actually measure.  I've heard that it is best to set small goals, so you can achieve them.  Reaching your goals helps to building your self confidence, it helps you feel stronger and more in control.  Also, the next time you make a goal, your doubt about reaching it is less.

I found this information on MindTools.com.

The Five Golden Rules of Goal Setting

1)  Set Goals that Motivate You. 

      When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they 
      motivate you. This means making sure that they are important to 
      you, and that there is value in achieving them.

2)  Set SMART Goals.

     -Time Bound.

3)  Set Goals in Writing.

      The physical act of writing down a goal make it real and tangible.
      You have no excuse for forgetting about it.  

4)  Make an Action Plan. 

     Sometimes, get so focused on the outcome that you forget 
     to plan out steps that are needed along the way.  
     What steps can you take to reach your goal?

5)  Stick With It!

I will be making weekly goals and posting them here and on my IG account HERE to help me stay accountable.  The more success I have in reaching my goals, the more stronger I think I will feel.  

I posted this weeks goal on my IG account today.  I was going to wait until Monday, but my sister, who is so wise, said I always have that "wait until Monday" mentality,  so don't wait!  Do it now!  So I did!  It felt good too :) 

Here is this weeks goal.........

I've got this!


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  1. I think writing them down is a great idea. I do that as well. I have a little list on my fridge that when I think of a new goal, I write it down. When I reach a current goal, I cross it off the list. It's an ever changing list, but that's what keeps life interesting. Always trying to better yourself with new goals. Good luck reaching yours!

    1. Thank you! I read that is is a good idea to post a list like you do, and physically cross things off. It shows yourself that you accomplished something!

  2. Good idea!!!!! I know the long range goals are so easy to forget about or worse yet to fail and purposely give up on them! I can't wait to read about your weekly goals and the ensuing victories!!!!

  3. I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Monthly and longer term goals are not motivating to me, because it's too far out. I am thinking of using my blog to set weekly goals instead.

  4. healthy goal and off you go! I know exactly about setting unrealistic goals and at the end of the day disregarding them completely :). All the best