Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Weight Loss Goals :]

GOAL: The result or achievement toward which effort is directed.

I am going to remind myself of this definition as I go about my weight loss journey.  Some people set goals which are not attainable & when they don't accomplish them they feel they have failed.  I have spent too much of my life feeling like a failure & having a lack of self worth, so I refuse to ever let a goal that is unaccomplished bring me down.  I strongly believe that goals are of great importance as a motivational tool, as well as a way to keep you on track- nothing more than that!  So here they are:

Daily Goals:
  • Workout 5-6 days a week (including resistance training 3 times per week)
Reward: After committing to it for 1 month- I join the Wisconsin Athletic Club :]
  • Take the dogs for a daily walk.
Reward: Well behaved dogs! :]
  • Track & write down what I eat each day.
  • No soda! 
Reward: Having teeth when I'm older :]
  • Blog each day about my weight loss journey.
Reward: My blogging friends inspirational comments & motivation!
  • Drink 6 8oz. glasses of water each day.
  • Eat 5 servings a day of fruits/vegetables.
  • Take a daily vitamin.

Short-Term Goals:
  •   Lose at a rate of 1 and a half - 2 pounds a week.
  •   Lose 20 lbs. by November 3rd, 2009
Reward:  $50 Shopping spree (clothes) for every 20 lb. loss.

Long-Term Goals:
  • Incorporate running into my daily workout routine.
  • Reach my goal weight of 155 lbs. by: April 14th, 2011 (my birthday)
Reward:  I couldn't possibly think of a greater reward than reaching this goal!  What a great gift it will be! 
I will update my goals as I go along.  Wish me luck!


  1. Those sound like great goals and I'm excited to see your progress! I truly believe that without goals we flounder without a purpose but when we have something to work for we can continue to press on. Good luck!

  2. The start of a new life!
    Go you!
    You've got my mind going now too!

  3. Great goals. You are doing really great and are inspiring me to stay on top of my goals!

  4. Good job. Goal setting is so important. Good luck and keep up the great work :)