Saturday, June 08, 2013
I have read many blogs on SMART these last few days. The BLC22 team wide challenge this weekend is to SMART GOALS for yourself for the next 12 weeks. I have read some very intriguing blogs filled with determination. I understand the concept of doing this assignment for it brings focus to areas that need working on by the individual.
If weight watchers has taught me anything these last two years......it is to work on areas each week and to be SPECIFIC on how to obtain the goal. For example...if I have trouble tracking...then my goal would be to track 5 out of the 7 days for week one....that way...if I made it too overwhelming by saying 7 days.....then I may feel that I have failed at the end of the week if I did not do so. Then in week 2....go for 6 days...etc. Plus....each week....add new homework to add to your focus on what to accomplish for the upcoming week.
Plus....as the weeks and months progress...your goals change......and you realize and see what areas need to be worked on. Sometimes you may not be ready to work on one area till a later date. Healthy living is so overwhelming at times because basically you are trying to CHANGE and REPLACE old habits. This is a time consuming process. It is a learning task. Sometimes you learn about nutrition...fitness...and most importantly yourself.
I have come a long ways in two years. I still have a long ways to go. My ultimate goal is to eat strictly power foods with ONLY the OCCASIONAL indulgence of sugary foods and processed foods. That is far down the road for me...but one also I can still see....even if with binoculars.
What to I want to work on in the next 12 weeks?
1) My tracker......I do. My tracker is the WHOLE package as far as healthy eating is concern. The 3 month journal has it all.......the healthy guidelines.....fitness activity......all in one place. Since my tracker is the REAL deal...I need to be as well. My goal is to TRACK 6 days per week....for now. I seem to have issues with Sundays...so ...if I can track ONE Sunday per month...that is a victory for me.
2) Freggies.....I know...should be easy, but it is not for me. I have NO issues with fruit......it is the veggie part I have a problem with. My goal is to have 4 days per week to get the right amount of veggies in. Again...in 12 weeks time...I hope to see that being every day...but success for me would be 4 days.
3) Fitness....since I know I have a base fitness of 2 activity points per day before I DO anything because of work....my goal is to earn TWO additional activity points per day 6 days a week.
HOW will I accomplish this? Saying so and planning so is NOT enough for me. I need accountability....and that is not just for myself to myself. I have to SHARE my day with others. I have some really good friends that I do that now with. I must admit..this past week...I have not due to work stress.
EMPATHAMY ....the most important realization I have learned.....that there is ALWAYS going to be something in life that can set me off on an eating binge.....ALWAYS....it is a given in the time period we are living in currently. Accepting this...knowing this.....I have just recently learned.....is alright....how I handle it....will set the pace to where I shall be in 12 weeks and eventually to my ultimate weight goal and way of eating. I do see maintenance......I do. Two years ago.....I could not have said that. Actually....even 6 months ago I could not. These past few months...I can say that...I can see that.
I have the tools.....myself....weight watchers.....and my friends....
So ...yes.....looking forward to the next 12 weeks. I don't want to rush FALL/September at all...
I have my story board in place......and.....I feel myself.