I’m discovering that setting and tracking goals is really helpful. And I’m loving using Joe’s Goals (topic of my post yesterday).
As you may know I’ve been struggling with the goal of going to the gym. I confessed my challenges with it on Day 8. Several of you have given me interesting things to try.
What I don’t like about going to the gym is a longer list than what I do like about going to the gym (the results I will get). The only reason I “want” to go is that I think it will be an environment for me to lift weights–something I do not enjoy but know will be fabulous for me. So it’s still a “should” in my mind today. How to work past this is my experiment right now. I like experimenting–way more fun that “shoulding” on myself.
Someone commented/noticed that I hadn’t made any checks on going to the gym in my Joe’s Goals chart posted yesterday so I thought, hey I know I’m making progress on that goal, why not change my goal from “going to the gym” to “making progress on going to the gym.” That way I can continue to support my progress and feel good about it. I don’t think goals motivate us if they don’t feel good. When I changed the wording of my goal to focus on the progress, I felt really good about that goal. Now I’m eager to track my progress on that new progress-oriented goal, and I’m eager to make a check mark tomorrow on the next stage of my progress (marking my workout days in my calendar).
Progress so far: I went online and printed the schedule of classes and gym hours. I read the bios of the personal trainers to see which one I might like to work with and I put the printout in my planner.
Next steps: schedule weekly gym visits in my planner, call and schedule a session with a personal trainer, check whether the gym bag I have in my car is still loaded with the things I need to be in it.
I made one more mind shift today about weight training, but I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.Print This Post |