In one of my LPN courses, we’re doing an assignment on goal setting.
Set a goal. Meet the goal. Cheer about meeting the goal. (I’m not sure it’s as easy as that, because I haven’t fully looked over the assignment.)
Everytime I’ve set a goal for myself… I’ve let it drop.
“30 day challenge!!!” gave up 12 days in.
“Lose 5lbs!” Ok, I once did that, but I’ve gained it back.
“Save $500” Ummm… *looks at the cobwebs in her wallet*
So for me, goal setting seems to have the opposite effect. Or maybe I’m not motivated enough to meet that goal? I don’t know.
But here I am. Goal setting again.
On February 7, it’s our skills test for roller derby. Because I took a season off, I’m retesting. The struggle, as it always is, is the Derby Mile – 27 laps in 5 minutes.
That is my goal.
So – using SPR SMART:
Self-Controlable – Yep, this is all on me.
Public – HEY! I blogged about it!
Reward – I haven’t figured out this one yet. What will my reward be for passing?
Specific – Skate 27 laps in 5 minutes.
Measurable – yep. 5 mins. 27 laps.
Attainable – Everyone tells me it is. I think it is.
Realistic – Everyone tells me it is.
Timely – there is a definite timeline.
So there it is folks. My goal – for my class assignment and for myself.
Pass the 27 in 5 on February 7.
To do this my plan is:
- Run on my treadmill every day I’m not at skating practice.
- My weight routine every day I’m not at practice.
- Clean eating.
- Lots of water, yo.
The added benefit of this is that I’ll lose weight. That’s not my primary motivator – the 27 in 5 is – but it’s a benefit.
So hold me accountable, k? I’m going to do this. It’s 3 weeks of taking care of me and doing the things I need to do to get to the point I need to get.
I want to be this girl again. She was strong. She was getting fit. And she is me.