i'm just getting back on track after 6 months of not exercising (and a 20lb weight re-gain)
Starting small is what has let me get re-started
9/21/2010 10:11:11 PM
i like how he acknowledges that one size or one goal doesn't fit all. there are many ways to the top and we all have to find the right path for ourselves. problem with me though is that if i have to deal with food and weight, that's all i can deal with and everything else (school, work, family) goes down the drain... and vice versa. must learn how to balance everything in my life
Good article. Setting specific goals works well for me for eating and exercising. But I'm trying to extend goal setting to other areas of my life, and it's hard. I've been experimenting with setting vague goals, like "spend 10 minutes today doing some cleaning task I hate/usually put off". That's been working better than a specific "clean the windows" type goal.
4/7/2010 1:30:07 AM
Lately I find it easier to set specific goals- each day.I find them easier to achieve that way. One day at a time!
This is helpful. I worry that I am not doing things 'right'. This article reminds me it is more important to do things in a way that works for me, than to worry about doing what others are doing. Thanks!
Great! First I set the number and target date, broke it down to monthly mini-goals, found the support group and created a VisionBoard. Finally I made a pact with myself that if there were any wobbles along the way I would not get in my own way but treat myself the way I would treat my best friend. Mostly this seems to be working for me and when I don't feel strong I call my Energy Buddy for help
Since I'm on the computer so much, I have found that SP is a great tool for helping me track my daily goals, especially since I can add my own goals like meditating once a day. I check in 3 times a day - in the morning, at lunch and in the evening - to track all my goals, remind myself of what I have left, and to plan when to meet them. Thanks, SP~
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