Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 53 - Barb Talks about Small Goals

GOOD Friday morning to you and welcome back to...

Egads...this isn't a radio show, people!

But it IS Friday and you know what that means...

Another FAB Friday Fitness tip from our friend Barb, YAY!

Here it is, and then we'll chat (errrr, I'll write, you read...sorta like chatting, no?)

Barb's FAB Friday Fitness Tip #5:

Set Small Goals

As you set goals, focus on short-term goals.  Don't let past attempts haunt you or convince you that you can't do it.  This time will be different!  You can do this!  Also, don't get wrapped up in your final goal.  Right now that goal might seem very challenging, or even impossible--don't worry about that!

1.  Set realistic goals.  If your ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds, then focus on 10 or 20 pounds at a time.

2.  Make your goals measurable.  For example:  On Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays I will walk 2 miles.

3.  Know your motivation.  Why do you want to lose weight?  To feel better?  To be around for your kids?

4.  Share your goals.  Let your family and friends know about your goals so that they can be supportive.

I LOVE this tip because it's sensible AND will also help you reach that seemingly HUGE goal in a better frame of mind.

You know...

You want to lose a 100 bajillion pounds but how in the heck will you ever DO that?

By setting small goals.

It's a trick, you see. Yes, I am telling you to into believing AND hitting each small goal as you work toward your ultimate healthy weight.


And it's not just about pounds goals, either. Barb mentions several great ways to set and keep your goals so that you may reach your full potential.

So first, you gotta know what you're getting yourself into. Then you've got to plan to get there by setting your small goals and THEN, before you know it, you'll BE there and in a safe, healthy, and happy new way.

Want to know one of my new small goals?

Of course you do. Remember that I wrote about my goals HERE? Well now I have a new one, since I decided to hot-foot it Florida.

My new small goal to get to the big one: Walk 30 miles per week. That still puts me in Florida sometime in October 2013 but it's measurable, I'm motivated, and it's realistic for what I average. I do plan to step it up a bit but don't want to set too high a bar and then fail - a chubby girl's worst nightmare.

What are some of your small goals and how are you working to reach them?

Till next time!


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Today we are adding 2 more walking friends; where are THEY headed?

Karen is coming along to Florida with us Disney Chicks; though she is coming from WV to do so. How cool that there are 4 of us going to see the mouse.

Kara is our newest walking friend, so new that I don't have information from her yet. Stay tuned on that!

Welcome to the new girls, we are thrilled to have you :) I will have miles for each trip and an updated map, next Wednesday. I will be sharing miles daily on the blog so make sure to email me with your updates. Cheers!




Sandi: 23.59 miles 

Debbie: 12.00 miles 

Kathy: 12.25 miles 

Stephanie: 28.17 miles 


Starting Weight: 306.4

Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 280.6
Total Lost to Date: 25.8

YUMMY Numbers, YAY!


I am a work in progress, always. Sometimes I stumble, but I always get back up. The hard part is knowing which direction to turn. If I go THAT way, I know I will fail. This time, I'm going THIS way. It's a new direction for me and I will NOT fail. Cheers!