It’s Good to Have Goals

When is a goal more than a plan, and also I read somewhere “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

I am so confused about the Goal Issue.

Goal #1: Lose 70 pounds!

Goal #2: Become physically fit.

When I first joined WW I thought it was stupid to make us fill out the front pages of the Beyond the Scale planner booklet because obviously, the Goal IS to lose weight.

What qualifies a Goal? Something I am intending to achieve; a result; a reward. All of these things and more.

The Goal is to lose weight. My Goal for the first month is to lose 5 lbs. My Goal for the first week is to lose at least 1 pound. It is conceivable to lose 75 pounds in 75 weeks, but hopefully, less than that.

To write down, “Track everything I eat, every day” is a plan. To write down all of my physical activity is planning and achieving.

I would like to weigh less than 200 pounds by the end of July. That is a Goal.

I would like to lose enough weight to look good in a wedding dress by November. That is a Goal.

It’s how we get there, those are the plans we make to achieve our Goals.

Write your Goals down. Those who write their goals down accomplish significantly more than those who do not. Keep them few in number, between 5 and 7. It’s easier to focus on a handful of goals that you can repeat almost from memory. And let’s make our goals actionable, and start them off with verbs.

Lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Work out for 30 minutes each day, in the morning.

This way they are manageable, realistic and achievable.

Write it down and make it happen.

Review your goals and refresh them, daily, weekly, monthly, but often.

Share your goals only with those who you rely on to support you. Individuals you can trust and mentors you admire.

Good luck!

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