Operation Skinny Jeans: New Goals

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Goals

So. I have been thinking a lot about where this year has been, and where I would like to go. And since at the beginning of the year I set obscene, unachievable goals, and I have now renounced them, I figured today would be a good time to set some new goals.

I worked out this morning and gave it 100%, something I haven't honestly done in too long. I don't know if it was the workout, or the relief of getting the half marathon off my shoulders, or what, but I hope it continues. It will continue. I am in control.

So my goals going forward are.

1. Workout more days a week than I don't.
2. Eat stuff that makes me feel good.
3. Weigh less at the end of the month than when I started.
4. ONLY weigh once a month, on the 1st. I get obsessive about this number.
5. Run some. Don't let your mind talk you into walking, you aren't going to die.

That's it.

I want to focus on just BEING healthier. I don't need to strive to compete in a bikini competition or to run a marathon right now. I just need to focus on being a healthier, more active me. And I need to be okay with that. THAT might be the hardest part.

So here is to a new goal. Health.

Changing the mantra on my phone too.

Happy Friday :D

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  1. I love these goals Jess! You've got this. :)

  2. I find your blog so inspiring :D I love reading it, keeps reminding me to get on with it too and to set goals and stay focused!

  3. Props on limiting your weigh ins. I will join you on that - I become so obsessed with the number that I forget to see the forest through the trees. We can do it!

  4. I just recently did a post about goals too and how I was finding the whole weight loss process overwhelming and in the end was completing nothing. I had in my mind that I had to focus on it all at the same time...if my eating was off, no point in exercising and vice versa. It was a never ending spiral.

    So, a girlfriend of mine suggested I take it one day a time. Set one simple goal each day and work with that. My weight loss support group (TOPS) also had an exercise about that, called a daily inspiration calendar. So between her advice and TOPS, I came up with my own list of goals for one week. I kept them simple....drink my 8 glasses of water for one day, walk for another, etc. One was even to remind myself to be thankful. So far, I have been able to achieve them and it makes me feel more successful.

  5. I've gone 5 days with out chocolate and feeling very proud of myself!! we can do it http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/ten-places-you-just-have-to-get-to.html

  6. Health and happiness should always come first!! And when you have those two....the rest will follow :) Good luck with your goals, I will be watching you lol :D

  7. Those are great, achievable goals. Losing weight and getting healthier is a long process. I think it's better to make a few changes at a time instead of doing everything all at once and getting overwhelmed. The weigh in is the one I have the most trouble with. I try to weigh in only once a week, which is a huge improvement over what I used to do, which is weight myself several times a day. Good luck with your goals! I'm sure you'll do great!

  8. Love these new goals! Simple and elegant =)


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