Setting My Daily And Weekly Goals

Over at No Credit Needed, I’ve begun a series on Setting Personal Finance Goals.  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.  Sure, I’ve created a long-term goal of losing 90 pounds, but I haven’t broken that goal down into measurable, smaller goals.  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”.  Now, all I have to do is do it.  Take last week for example.  I started out strong, and then I got sick.  I was sick Monday and Tuesday, I felt a little better Wednesday, but then I felt terrible Thursday and Friday.  Sunday, I started to feel a little better, and now I am prepared for a much better week.  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.

3 thoughts on “Setting My Daily And Weekly Goals

  1. Setting yourself goals is a fantastic way to stay motivated and it really helps you to stick at itt. I’ve started a fat loss challenge were I need to burn 50,000 calories in 50 days. So glad I did though because I’m only 11 days into the challenge and I’m starting to see good results. Good luck with your diet.

  2. The only way to achieve anything in life is by setting goals, and then taking the necessary action to achieve them. Well done so far, and thank you for sharing. For free tools to keep track of your daily calorie intake, try OptimalBodyWeight.com. It works very well, and offers you a host of statistics and reports to help you achieve your goals. Good luck!

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