Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I really tried to make my goals obtainable and easy to measure. When you make resolutions like -Get Healthy!- or -Be more creative!- it can be hard to measure what your success is in reaching your goal. With exercise I had to outline to myself what working out would entail- did it mean I had to go to the gym, or run two miles? Sometimes I just really don't feel like going to the gym. Maybe the husb and I take a hike or a really long walk, maybe that day I do yoga, or lift weights at home. Any form of burning calories and getting off the couch is counting towards my goal. This makes it seem like less of a chore. Instead of saying -I will go to the gym 3 days a week!- I am giving myself the freedom to chose how I get my exercise. It actually does feel very freeing!
And don't forget a reward system! It can be the smallest of things, like maybe downloading new music for your ipod to jam to while hitting the treadmill. Its always encouraging to remind yourself of a job well done!
What methods do you use to meet your goals and resolutions?