Thursday, March 31, 2011

Setting Goals....

For those who are goal oriented...Could you please share your goal setting ideas.

When you have something big you want to accomplish. What do you do to get there?

  • How do you mentally prepare?
  • Do you set long or short term goals?
  • How do you keep track of your goals? (Visuals, commit to others etc?)
  • Do give yourself rewards? Do they motivate you?
  • What do you do when you blow it?
  • How do you break down your goals so they are manageable?
  • How do you push through ~ no matter what happens?
  • If the goal is not accomplished, do you know why you do not reach it?
Getting ready to go to the next level.

Let the preparation begin!!!

Keep focused!!!


  1. I wish I had lots of insight on this, but I have such issues with goal setting, I can't wait to see others' responses!

  2. Hi Joy! I was looking back through some of your recent posts - good for you for facing your fears and just jumping in. For me, food and fear are woven together pretty tightly, so I applaud your efforts to just go for it!

    Although I don't automatically label myself as a goal-setter, I realized when I was reading this post that I am a BIG-TIME goal-setter! With weight, it's more tricky - less of a straight line - sometimes the scale just does whatever it wants to do, so I have a goal size rather than a goal weight (for the most part).

    As for exercise, I set mini-goals in every workout - not on purpose, I just really like to push myself, I guess (cuckoo).

    I could write a lot here, but the comment section is not a place for me to post a monologue.

    I'm preparing for my first marathon...a BIG goal of mine for about 7 years now. The most critical thing I do is break it all down into the smallest parts possible. All of the teeny-tiny steps for exercise and weight loss add up.
    The big picture is too daunting.

    The thing that keeps me going is that doing this marathon has been one of my biggest dreams. For quite a while, when I became obese, I thought that dream had died - in fact I stopped dreaming altogether.

    Doing this confirms that you can make your dreams come true, and it makes me believe in myself.

    Hope this partly answered at least part of your questions!

    xo Debbie

  3. Hi Joy! Boy, what a great bunch of questions. I'd love to share how I set my goals. As a matter of fact, I think I'll do a post on it tomorrow. But in the meantime, you can see last years goals and this years new goals that I just recently set (a little late I know). Here's the link...

    Have a great day my sweet friend! I love you!!!

  4. What a great post Joy!

    I am definitely a goal setting when it comes to fitness. I need to set new goals in order to keep motivated.

    I usually set monthly fitness goals for myself...and participate in challenges here in blogland...I even hosted a challenge myself back in December.
    I try to set goal that are realistic for me, but will take a bit of pushing to get there. Sometimes I make it to goal and sometimes not...or at least not within the time frame that I originally set.

    I currently am working on two major goals...
    1.Running one mile everyday for 30 days...I am currently on Day 14 of consecutive running. I started March 1 and ran everyday for 12 days..then got sick (UGH!) and had to stop for a few days...and then started up again with Day 1... I am hoping to make the full 30 days this go around, but if something comes up that stops it, I will start again with Day 1 :)
    My long term goal right now is running 2 miles in under 24 minutes. I have been working on the goal for several months, and while I have seen improvement it is still a little out of my grasp...but constantly keeps me motivated to work harder!
    As far as rewards, I aways say I am going to get myself a reward, but seldom do LOL

  5. Such relevant questions, Joy. I think that anyone who want to lose weight or accomplish almost anything significant has to set goals. But I am cautious, however, not to overreach and set goals that will be difficult to attain. Easy does it for me, and I am prepared to revamp my plan if I need to. I sure hope this is my year. Because of circumstances, I haven't really set my goals yet, but that will be coming! Take care, Joy...

  6. I set an ultimate goal and took it one day at a pound at a time. That is all.

  7. I've learned the hard way not to make too-big goals (like a strict diet and starting a vigorous exercise routine at the same time - disaster!)

    My goal right now is to make peace with food and my body. I got rid of the scale (packed it away).

    One of my great motivators is telling myself to just make improvements no matter how slowly, at least they are in the right direction.