ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA. ?here on going is What. If you are wondering why things at Simply Sandwich seem to be a smidge backwards, it is because it just occurred to me that backwards is exactly how I started my Mom Mii Makeover! (For those who missed the Mii tragedy, I am trying to get myself in better shape so that I can better care for my loved ones.) Anyway, I just realized that I skipped right over a crucial step in making some changes around here. I did not set any GOALS! As Zig Ziglar said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” While hydration and exercise are important, I essentially am aiming at nothing since I did not set any goals at the start of this process.
My goals should:
Be Realistic. First I need establish an objective that is reasonable. Deciding that I would like to be at my perfect weight by next Tuesday or that I would have energy like MaryAnn on Gilligan’s Island is not really going to happen and I am setting myself up for failure before I even start!
Be Specific. Just making general statements about my intentions is not going to cut it. It would be really easy to say that I will get in shape “someday” but every day that passes by, the “someday” moves further away.
Be Measurable. A time frame needs to be set in order for a goal to be successful. Weight loss is easily measurable but I will need to brainstorm on how to assess some of my other objectives.
Be Accountable. For me this means keeping Hubby in the loop. I will share my intentions with him to help me keep on track. Each week Hubby will conduct my weigh in. (This is for an accountability purpose of course but also because I cannot see the little scale numbers!)
So little Miss Mii… here are your Makeover goals:
- Lose 11 pounds by 11/11. (Anyone want to guess my favorite number?)
- Walking a minimum of 40 minutes per day / at least 5 days a week.
- Drink at least (6) 8 ounce glasses of water per day.
- Eat at least (5) fruits and veggies per day. Review when established to increase amount.
I think this will keep me busy for a start.
Are there any goal-setting pros out there? How do you establish targets and measure your goals?