What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar
I have been a goal setter and goal planner for a long time. In my younger life my goals..or my written goals were almost exclusively sports , athletics and physically related. A few examples included improvements specific stats in a sports situation or reaching a target weightlifting maximum during offseason workouts.
There were some goals in other settings, usually academic but they were barely written done and if so, the details and plans were limited to the target accomplishment but with limited details about the work required.
Later in life I wrote out some goals and even accomplished them. This was limited in scope and success.
I have now created a broad set of goals and my current health/ physical goals have taken on a new importance. The March 2017 diagnosis of HEART FAILURE, created an urgency that a “generic” weight loss / GET FIT goal may not have. Doctors have suggested diet recommendations and limitations as well as some exercise, they have agreed to my general plan of getting back into shape as I drop weight and move towards a physical situation that is most healthy.
My physical goals include a variety of the following….
- Weight loss of 150+ pounds (good progress..)
- Return to running and participate in a few races for fun and travel
- Participate in group fitness classes and/ or events
- Have great energy, good rest and a positive attitude because I feel great
Time to get to the gym, us ether elliptical, now,that I can, and work on the tower and bike as well.