Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Goals

I keep seeing this quote crop up quite a bit:
Goals don’t achieve themselves.

And it's got me thinking – goals don't set themselves either. If I don't set them to begin with, I'll never achieve them. It's too easy to say "I should really..." and then not follow through.

So this week, I'm going to start setting realistic mini-goals. My first mini-goal has been one I've kept in the back of my mind since yesterday morning: get 7 activity points this week. Easy enough right? Especially because right now I have 5 activity points under my belt already and will get at least one more this evening.

As part of setting goals, I'm going to set rewards, too. When I achieve my 7 points this week, I will buy a nice sudsing bath product from the Body Shop. I will bathe in aforementioned sudsing bath product until I am a sudsy prune.

Like exercise, goals ain't so bad if there's a loofah dangling in front of me.

2 comments:

Jenera Healy said...

I'm so glad to stumble upon a blog about exercise and weight loss! I'm struggling with making these changes in my life right now!

I agree on goals and mini goals. I have goals that have an expiration date of a week and a month. When planning our exercise goals, we never look more than a month out.

Keep up the good work!

Jenera
http://jenerahealy.blogspot.com

TinyTrim said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! That's a good idea about having expiration dates, I'll keep that in mind for the future.

Good luck on your journey, too!