Monday, November 12, 2012

Goals and Managing Expecatations

I have a hard time with goals - always have.  Not just weigh loss related goals - any goals.

It's almost as if once I set a goal I give up.  Walk away. Turn my back on it. Pretend it didn't exist while at the same time resenting the fact it ever did.

Which might account for the fact that I rarely, if ever, finish what I start.

At 43 years old I think it's high time I do something about that no?

I put a lot of thought into this this weekend and instead of going all gung ho and making long term, high expectation goals, I'm going to tiptoe towards small, reachable goals. As I get those knocked off, I'll start raising my expectations:)

As soon as I typed that word I had to smile.  My husband and I had a long chat this weekend about "managing expectations" - of other people, situations, and mostly, ourselves.  I've done pretty good learning how to do the first a matter of fact, I usually set them too low and then get to be pleasantly surprised when the person or situation exceeds my expecation!  That last one though, needs some work.

And that is what I'm going to focus on for the next little while.  Managing Expectations of Myself. Managing Self Expectations?  How about just..being fair and balanced and just - to me.  Based on the varity of injuries and health issues I have caused myself over the years, I think the safest bet for right now is just to go Back To the Basics slowly but surely.

Goal #1 - Monday November 12th - back to the basics
 - drink 3 litres of water
- 6000 steps on the fitbit
 - have 3-4 servings of fruit and veggies
 - no eating after dinner unless it's a fruit or veggie.
By making a daily goal I can hopefully accomplish another goal of mine - to blog and read blogs daily. 
Here's to managing expectations, and hopefully meeting one, small day of attainable goals!


Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

Did I hear someone say, "tiptoe"? :)

You KNOW I think this is a reasonable, highly achievable plan! And you're just the person to accomplish it!

November 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM
Lisa said...

Yes you did !! You know I was thinking of you when I wrote it!!


November 13, 2012 at 7:36 AM

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