Posted by: sharonseidel | November 3, 2014

Playing it SMART And Achieving Goals

So I am now into week 2 of the next round 12WBT and so far so good, the scales are moving and I am following the program.   I was just revisiting my pre-season goals and happily, I can report that I have achieved my one month goal, which was to lose at least two kilos from the date I set the goal.  I have so far lost 3.3 kilos since I set that goal and it feels really good to be moving back in the right direction. So I am now readjusting that one month goal to lose 3 kilos by the end of November.

As for the next goal, it was a 3 month goal.  I am aiming to be under the magic 70 kilo mark by Christmas, to complete the Mud Run and the Santa Fun Run.  I am off to a great start, I am signed up for both runs and the scale and I are currently in agreement – I will do what I have to do and it will keep moving in the downward direction.  At this stage, with almost two months to go before Christmas, the weight loss seems doable. I just have to keep plugging along the path.

Something that is emphasised in 12WBT is the need to set SMART goals. Goals need to be able to be measured and realistic before you can ever visualise achieving them.  They also need to be revisited and readjusted regularly to make sure that you are in fact moving in the right direction and to set new goals as the old marks are passed.

I kind of see it like one of my long walks.  Sometimes, the everything comes together and you just seem to sail past all the landmarks, but at other times, it gets really tough and you just get through by moving from light post to light post.  That’s why it is important to check in on those goals regularly and see how you are moving.  If the top of the hill seems too far away, then maybe you need to set an interim goal that will get you halfway up where you can regroup and take on the next part of the climb.  After all, no kindergarten child expects to write an essay by the end of their first week of school, but they might well be working on writing their name. On the other hand, if you are over the hill and far away before you even realised you were there, then maybe you need to make your goal a little more challenging – after all, it is a goal for a reason.

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Responses

  1. Healthy perspectives get things done. Good for you.

  2. You go girl! I did the 12WBT last year and haven’t looked back. Its sooo worth it! I love that you’ve signed up for the bridges run and mud run – so much fun. Keep going, don’t quit!
    Skinny Jeans Mum

    • Thanks so much, the support means a lot 🙂


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