Friday, January 23, 2009

Fitness Friday – Goals

This week, Brenda has encouraged us to blog about our goals. Setting goals is important. When I don't have any goals, I usually find that I don't accomplish much of anything! For some reason, even though I know that about myself, I still don't really tend to set goals for myself. I think this largely stems from the fact that I have a huge fear of failure. If I set a goal, and then I don't meet it, I have failed. That fear is keeping me from accomplishing much more than I currently am, though. It is time to move past the fear and make some goals. So here goes…

Food Goals

  • Eat fruit at breakfast and as one snack each day. I used to eat fruit each morning with my breakfast. Somewhere along the way I stopped doing this and didn't add the fruit back anywhere else.
  • Eat more raw veggies. Actually, that goal is not really easily measurable, so I will say to eat at least one serving of raw veggies each day.
  • Do not eat during my children's nap. Their nap time has always been my "me" time. I relax, watch TV, read, and basically totally indulge myself. For this reason, I have been eating sweets or overindulging when it comes to food. I eat things I would never eat if my kids were watching because they would want some, and I don't like to share my treats! Plus, why should I eat something if I wouldn't let them eat it because it isn't good for them???
Exercise Goals

  • Go to the gym at least three times a week. I get a better workout at the gym. I am motivated by the people I see – the very unfit motivate me because I know how hard it is to go to the gym when you are extremely unfit and don't look the part; and the very fit motivate me because I see what is possible.
  • Exercise at home, even if it is just a little bit, three times a week.
  • Continue to add jogging to my walking routine. I have started doing 90 second intervals of jogging when I walk. Tonight I jogged a total of 9 minutes during my 40 minute stay on the treadmill. I'd like to get to where I can actually jog for 15-20 minutes without stopping to walk.

Beauty Goals

  • Continue nightly deep moisturizing on my very dry and calloused feet so that they are sandal ready by summer. I feel so pretty when I have manicured feet in sandals!
  • Lose an average of 1 pound a week.
  • Choose a goal outfit. We are going to one of my nephew's high school graduations at the end of May. I will choose an outfit from one of my smaller sizes in my closet that I would like to wear to that graduation ceremony.
Spiritual Goals

  • Choose and memorize a passage of scripture each month. I have gotten out of the habit of scripture memorization.
  • Spend time in the Word daily – even on Sundays outside of church.
  • Pray diligently for my husband every day. I am currently studying The Power of a Praying Wife with a small group of ladies. I have read this before, and loved it; but this time I want to really apply it.

There you have it: three goals in each of these four areas of my life. Whew – I am tired just looking at it…but I know I can accomplish each of these goals if I take it one day at a time.


karly said...

Johanna, these are fabulous goals!! I do the eating when the kids aren't watching thing too! And, sandal feet by summer! Great idea! And scripture memory! That's a novel idea! Why didn't I think of that? :)

Looking forward to your success in accomplishing these goals!

julie said...

What a great set of goals. I also used to use nap time as "my time" and have special treats for that.

You have a great plan. I look forward to following your journey.

Laura Lee said...

For someone who doesn't like to set goals, you're pretty good at it!! These are fantastic!!

My kids aren't napping anymore, but I do send them outside when I'm looking for a snack! LOL ;-)

I too get winter hoof, making spring sandals more of a fear than a pleasure. Slather on the Aquaphor and socks at night, and then pray.

See you next week!

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Great goals, Johanna! I like the sandal feet by summer idea. Can I steal it?

Lawanda said...

I need to set some goals right now. I am flailing around in muddy waters as far as my eating goes. It is a sad fact :(

You caaan doooo eeeeeeet! ;)

Carrie Thompson said...

You know when you set a goal---it is that a goal. It doesnt nessarsarily have to be met, the aim of a goal is to reach for it! There fore there is not such thing as failure! Unless you are not reaching at all! We all know you are reaching, whether you get to the gym once, twice or three times a week! YOU DID NOT FAIL!

You are doing awesome. I love your goals! Very specific!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Good goals, Johanna. You can do it.

JulieMom said...

These are great! And I am motivated more when I hit the gym too. I went yesterday for the first time in (da-da-da-daaaaa:)two weeks! Shame on me. I know.

Anyway, great goals! And the fun of making them is challenging yourself to keep them. :0)