Workout Wednesday: Let's Talk Goals
Hi Everyone! Christy here. One of my goals this year is to eat clean in 2013. Has a nice ring to it don't you think? There are several reasons for this. Putting good things into our bodies help them work better for us, we feel better, have more energy, not as many aches and pains, look better, sleep better, poop better. Yes, everything just works better.
Another reason is I wouldn't mind dropping a few pounds here and there. So I have decided to start blogging my journey right here with you. My goal is to come to you each week with a workout Wednesday post. And this is our first one. I would love it if you would like to join me, making 2013 the year that we get back on track and feeling healthy again!
Before starting any new journey, I think it is important to set goals. That way, when the going gets tough, and it is going to get tough, we can keep focus and strive on.
1. Focus on the positives not the negatives: For a long long time my goals looked like this. "Lose the chub" A goal like this made me feel horrible about myself. Now my goals look more like this: "Workout five days a week." Not only is this goal measurable it is also more positive and productive.
2. Set short term and long term goals: If your goal is to lose 100 pounds, you are going to feel like you are NEVER going to get there when you start. I have two lists, short term and long term goals. The short term goals give me a sense of accomplishment that and are all baby steps towards my long term goal.
3. Accountability: Share your goals with someone you love, who will be honest with you, and wants you to achieve it as much as you do. They can encourage you when you want to quit. Sometimes this is a spouse, a housemate, or even an email friend. My girl Caylyn and I used to swap food diaries daily via email, just to hold one another accountable, and it worked!
4. Rewards: You have to reward yourself for your hard work and accomplishment. One of my rewards recently was potato chips. I LOVE potato chips, I mean, we are talking eat a bag every single time you go to the grocery store kind of love, but I decided I could only have some if I worked out 5 days a week for a month straight. Some days I only got out of bed to workout because I knew potato chips were in my future. The goal was accomplished, and at one month, the potato chips were mine (portion control of course). So along side my short term and long term goals, I list rewards!
Ok, so get busy making your list of goals and start following them this week! We are on our way friends, we are on our way! - Christy