I’ve been struggling a bit with weight loss (among other things) lately, so I decided to start setting small, weekly goals. This fit in nicely with the #7daychip community on Twitter. I earned my first chip last week, meeting the goals of tracking all food eaten, and no soda. I’m proud of myself, but those goals were ones I knew were attainable. I need more of a challenge.
Just as I was thinking about how I could challenge myself, Brad came up with the #100daychipquest. It excited me and terrified me at the same time, and before I could stop myself, I tweeted Brad to let him know that I’m in. Now, for the goals. As some of my students are constantly saying, I know that I need to “go big or go home.” But going big is not my style. Why?
Because I don’t believe I can accomplish anything.
I’ve been jotting down goals for the past couple of days, discarding and adding based on my confidence level at the moment. But the journey starts tomorrow, and I need to decide.
Here are my goals for the #100daychipquest:
1. No soda: I drink entirely too much soda. I’ve cut down a lot since joining WW, but it needs to go.
2. Stay within WW Points daily: I’ve been getting too lax with this recently. I’m OK with using my Weekly Points Allowance, but for the past few weeks, I’ve been blowing through it and exceeding it. So, I need to stick to my 29 P+ per day, and 49 Weekly P+.
3. Exercise for 30 minutes every day: This is the one that really terrifies me. I hate to exercise. I’d rather sit in my comfy chair, cuddling with my son, and read a book. But it’s important that I do it. So I will. 30 minutes is totally doable. Right?
4. Write down one thing I love about myself daily: I’ve always struggled with low self-esteem, and that needs to change. I’m pretty awesome, and I need to start recognizing that.
Well, folks, that’s it! Four lofty goals for the next 100 days. I’m terrified.