"If a goal does not have a timeline on it, it's not a goal, it's a dream."
I've had plenty of goals that I've mentioned over the past few months:
- Lose the last 20 lbs
- Start a weight-lifting program
- Drink more water
So much thought process put into that one goal. So much time consumed obsessing about that one goal. But what do I have to show for it?
I've been at the same weight (give or take a couple of pounds) since October. OCTOBER!!! That is HALF A YEAR without any progress. I've been running and watching my weight, so what gives? What changed?
First, I've stopped giving my goals a time limit thus relegating them to nothing more than dreams. Sure, I can think about losing those last few pounds every hour of the day but that doesn't equate to putting in the effort required to achieve the task. My success in the past was specifically related to goals.
I will lose 2 lbs by my family reunion...I will lose another 2 lbs by this date...etc.
It is time to go back to my roots and FORCE myself into really digging in and getting back on track. I've been involved in this journey, but only halfway. Somehow I thought that running and tracking(ish) would get me all the way to the finish line. Well, turns out that my halfway attempt at doing this has left me stuck at only halfway--I've lost 25-something pounds and I have exactly that to go.
I want those 25ish pounds off my frame more than you can believe. I want to be smoking hot in a bikini by the time 4th of July comes around and it is so hot outside that I have no choice but to be in shorts and swimwear.
So, let's put a timeline on this bad boy. April goals are as follows:
- Lose 4 lbs by April 30th (this would put me at around 148)
- Run 80 miles
- Rock my first HALF MARATHON!!
- Fit comfortably in my size 30 jeans from Buckle (they used to fit and are now back to being dangerously tight, especially given my history...
What plans do you have for the month of April? What goals (not dreams!) are you committing to?