Thursday, January 12, 2012

Selecting a SMART Health & Fitness Goal

My health goal is to lose 40 lbs. My job is to reverse engineer this goal. That is a brainstorm of what I need to do to accomplish this goal.

Here we go! 

  • Buy new shoes - C
  • Learn everything I can to help (at home) plantar fascia - Ongoing
  • Set up account with Weight Watchers - Ongoing
  • Track workouts on beachbody gym
  • track meals everyday to account for all food I eat
  • schedule exercise
  • create weekly SMART goals towards my overall health goal (every Tuesday)
  • find "trigger" times to do my plantar therepy
  • weigh self - C (Starting weight 171 lbs.)
  • track weight using weight watcher online tools (Every Tuesday)
    • Set up reminder on phone
  • Get new schedule of classes from the gym
  • Find an accountability partner
    • WW - Complete
    • TF - Complete
  • Learn to meal plan healthy dinners
  • Purchase healthy snacks to always have on hand
  • Copy schedule for Turbo Fire easy start
  • Commit to working out minimum of 3-5x per week
  • Quit drinking DD coffee
  • Create a "elliptical" music list 
  • Go through exercise clothes and get rid of ugly/worn out/misfitting clothing
  • Take before photos
  • Reward self for hitting weight goals 
    • 160 lbs. - New earnings (I have been eyeing this up and I have a coupon for them!)
    • 150 lbs. - New workout outfit
    • 140 lbs. - My choice
    • 130 lbs. - New wardrobe (I am going to need it.)

Friday, January 6, 2012

What's My Next Move

I have my priority statement and I have already completed the next steps in the Push process.

What was the next step? List 10 goals that  "would be crazy cool if this happened?"  From this list I pick a PUSH goal. One that will help me achieve the other goals.
(BTW - The plan requires one to write top 10 goals, 1x per week, without looking at old goals. I have programmed my phone to remind me.?

*Goals need to be written in the present tense as if you have already achieved them.

1. I have lost 40 lbs.
2. I have paid off all credit card debt.
3. I have taken a vacation with my husband.
4. I have 2 more sm clients.
5. I will teach a class on social media.
6. I will be chosen to teach a "Push" class
7. I will have a chaos free house.
8. I will have a new wardrobe b/c of my new body.
9. I will write and sell and ebook.
10. I will be published on yahoo contributor.

My Push Goal: (The goal that will help all others be achieved.)

Pay off debt!

Nest step: Reverse engineer the goal.  What do I need to achieve this goal? Brainstorm!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Dunkin Donuts Habit

Dear DD Coffee,

I am breaking up with you as part of my New Years resolution. I love you, you taste great but I need to pay off a bit of debt and between me and my husband we are spending about $2000 a year buying a cup of coffee from DD each day.

I may purchase you by the bag when on sale and make you at home in my french press or on occasion treat myself to a cup after church.


Addicted to DD

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 New Year New You!

I loved reading friends posts on Facebook yesterday - all filled with optimism for the New Year! That is what amazes me about Americans - optimism! It has been a tough year for so many but everyone looks to this New Year with promise and hope.

I have been working through my Push homework. Chalene's first assignment was to create a priority statement. The idea is that you refer to this priority statement to measure other goals against. If you set goals that really don't sync up with what your priorities - then you either feel unfulfilled or simply don't hit your goals. She goes into a lot more detail and it makes sense to me. I encourage you to buy the book. 

What is my priority statement? I admit I did borrow a bit from Chalene. What I like about her is how connected she is to her family and makes them her number one priority. In addition she finds ways to create income that both creates a secure home and satisfies her interest.


My Statement: 
My number one priority is to be present and actively involved in the lives of my husband and children; to demonstrate through my actions that my children and husband are more important than any personal pursuit; to work to strengthen my loving, respectful, and supportive relationship with my husband as a way to provide the best possible environment for my family; to raise children that are self-sufficient, confident, good citizens that believe they can do anything; to live a well-balanced, healthy, active life, spend my time efficiently; maintain an organized home, and look for creative forms of income that satisfy the entrepreneurial spirit  in me but ultimately creates a secure home.


Side note:

When I had my first child a 7 years ago I swore to myself I would stay home with my children and when they eventually went to school I would be the person who drops them off and picks them up from school. It is my priority that I am the one raising my children. I certainly can get very opinionated on this subject - staying home with my children has been the best decision I ever made.