Thursday, October 23, 2008

Goal!!! Life ones, not soccer!

I'm a little bit inspired by Trisha's Goal Checklist, and I may add something to my page along that vein, but first I need to come up with some. Now if I start with the old S.M.A.R.T. principles it's not gonna be easy for me to come up with a list worth publishing, so I'm gonna just throw some ideas out there, and maybe find a way to tidy it up later. Suggestions for refinement would be much appreciated!
Short-term Goals:
  • Start using the gym at work again - varying between my personal TKD training, cardio and strength training.
  • Start running on the weekends (when it's actually daylight rather than the darkness at 7am nowadays!)
  • Drink 2 litres of water a day - I can do this!
  • Try and limit my treats to once a day so that I really appreciate them rather than using them as a food source.
  • Learn my II Dan patterns. (It's a TKD thing!)

Medium-term Goals:

  • Lose at least 5lbs before Christmas, if not more to allow for seasonal excesses.
  • Run 5 miles comfortably in under 40mins, ie. not in a race setting, just at a conversational pace.

Gotta go, but will definitely be adding to these later.

Ok, I think perhaps some of these are resolutions rather than goals, but if I can implement them then they'll help me on my path to my goals. Perhaps a new post is required... yay, I love posting! :o)


MizFit said...

love the short term of a once a day treat.

REALLY worked for me when losing and still works for me now.

that way I never get a case of the "WAAH WHEN CAN I HAVE XYZ" agains ;)

Shivers said...

Exactly! I'm trying to implement a "Little bit of what you fancy" rule. (Yes I totally robbed that from the Galaxy advertising campaign!)

It's along the same vein as what Trisha was saying the other day about how Bad Food is so tempting and yet somehow loses its lustre when you're allowed to have it!

So I'm allowed to have treats... Just not after every single meal!! :o)

Tricia said...

Okay, I never expected that my silly list of things I want to accomplish (and some of those are going to take me years and years) would do anything other than motivate me.

I'm so about the tinylittle rewards.

I'd also say to do a couple non-time specific goals as well that would be on the back burner. That way, even if you don't have a plan for them, that way you see them and think about them more.