Over at No Credit Needed, I’ve begun a series on Setting Personal Finance Goals.Â I’m also giving away debt reduction books, so you might want to check out the site and put your name in the hat for a free book!
While writing about goal setting, I was reminded of the fact, that for some silly reason, I have been writing about weight loss, but I haven’t created any short-term or intermediate-term goals.Â Sure, I’ve created a long-term goal of losing 90 pounds, but I haven’t broken that goal down into measurable, smaller goals.Â So, here are my goals, for this week, and for today.
Goals For This Week –
I want to exercise six days this week, with four days of intense cardio (running) and two days of intense weight training.
I want to eat a balanced, vitamin-rich diet, avoiding starches, sugary foods, and sodas.
I want to consume several glasses of water, each day.
Goals For Today –
I am going to go to the gym today.
I am going to work as hard as I can, as smart as I can, for as long as I can.
I am going to focus, for the entire time I am in the gym, on creating a healthier body.
I am going to run two miles, without stopping, and then I am going to swim several laps in the pool.
I am going to stay hydrated, before, during, and after my workout.
I am going to eat four or five small, high-density, low-carbohydrate meals.
I am going to eat plenty of healthy protein.
I am going to take my multi-vitamin.
Man, that looks so good, there “on paper”.Â Now, all I have to do is do it.Â Take last week for example.Â I started out strong, and then I got sick.Â I was sick Monday and Tuesday, I felt a little better Wednesday, but then I felt terrible Thursday and Friday.Â Sunday, I started to feel a little better, and now I am prepared for a much better week.Â I’ll do my weigh in Tuesday, giving myself one day to get back in the groove of things before I step on the scale.