Tuesday, February 22, 2011
On Setting Goals.
Or I simply set a goal, then proceed to sabbotage myself. But that's another post for another day (hello Geneen Roth).
I understand the importance of goal-setting when pursuing any worthwhile endeavor, but I'm thinking for me, I need loose and very attainable goals ahead of me. With that in mind, I've restructured my short term goals, and have once again refocused my long-term goal as a state of mind, not a size.
At the beginning, I thought maybe one size per 4-6 weeks. Now I've moved that to every 2 months. And even then I give myself wiggle room :) For instance, by the end of this month I have written on my calendar "size 18-20". That means I can fit into ANY size 20 I pick up, and am able to get into some 18's comfortably. Next goal would be "size 16-18" at the end of April. And so on. This would put me at a size 8-10 by the end of this year.
But I can't really think about that. If I do, I get discouraged and start starring at my thighs in disgust. I wrote it down in the calendar. Out of sight, out of mind. My goal is to do some kind of movement each day. I make it easy to win :)
And if I look as beautiful as all these models (all of which except the one with the dress form, are size 12-14 taken from this site), then I'll have arrived.
One last thought....at times I think focusing on the goal causes us to miss the life we're living now. The present moment. I'm chancing change not to look different, but to learn to live in the present tense. A beautiful size 18-20. Right now.