Setting realistic goals is important. I know that I could say that this year I want to run a marathon. That would just be setting myself up to fail. I’ve learned that I’ve got to set short term goals which in the long run will help me achieve my long term goals. The 4 main things I want to accomplish this year are get a job, continue to work on losing weight, run & take more risks. I could wait until December to search for a job, lose a couple of pounds that month, run from one side of my house to the other and cross the street without looking at both sides. But that wouldn’t be living. How am I going to make reach those goals?
As far as weight loss goes, I am making it my monthly goal to work out at least 1,000 minutes & to walk at least 50 miles per month. Last month I reached 749 minutes and I’m pleased with that because there was one week where I didn’t work out because I was sick. I also walked a total of 42.7 miles in December. I know I posted that my monthly goal is to lose 8 pounds. I think that’s doable and I am motivated by the fact that last month I was able to lose 11.7 pounds during what is a difficult month due to all the food temptation.
One of the reasons why I decided to join the Do Life challenge was to keep motivated. I think that has been one of the most difficult areas for me during the past year. I’m still trying to think about how to improve my job search & also figure out how to be more fearless. Perhaps the Happiness Online project will help me determine that. I’m hoping to post about that program in the next day or so. Still trying to get my head around it.
4 things that I did well today: