Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Setting a Goal


So today I am sitting here writing and I am wearing a pair of jeans that a month ago did not fit me. Now I actually have room in them. Hard work and persistance is finally paying off. I am about to finish my 9th month straight of bootcamp. Never in my life did I think I would be the girl getting up at 5:30 am to exercise. Perhaps I should have. Because, it works for me. Sure you have to have the discipline but instead of spending all day talking myself out of exercising after work, etc.. We all do it. Find a million and one excuses. All I have to do is get out of bed. How do I motivate myself to do that? I want to be able to fit in said jeans. Small goal, manageable goal. For months nothing happened. Then I really modified my diet, and I set a small goal. Fit into a pair of jeans that have not seen the light of day in over a year. Happy to say, goal 1 acheieved. My next goal, fit into a dress. My girlfriend Michele and I were talking about a red dress. She wants to take some photos, and wanted a long red dress. I have one. I have not worn it for along time. It's a Ralph Lauren that I purchased and wore for a wedding about 5 years ago. The last wedding we went to I tried to fit in it. No good, no way. So my next goal is to fit into that dress so I can be Michele's model. I've always been a goal setter. Not for unreachable goals, but for attainable ones. Do you set goals?

8 comments:

tantra flower said...

Congratulations!

I think setting small, manageable goals is the key.

I need to take off about 35 pounds. You're an inspiration! Though I'm not sure I can get up at 5:30 to exercise every day. I can barely get out of bed at 6:30 on the days I have a teaching assignment. lol I am so proud of you though!!!

I love your new picture. :)

Namaste

Becca said...

Thank you Tantra! I didn't think I could do it either, and as I sit here writing my eyes are straining to stay open :)

Jodie LeJeune said...

Congrats girl! What a great accomplishment and something to be proud of. I wish I had your determination. Keep sharing the good news...
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Marie Reed said...

I just love your blog design! Fitting into a fab red dress sounds like a wonderful goal to me!

sew revived said...

Hi Becca!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. Nice to meet you! Thanks for the inspiration! Congratulations on fitting into your skinny jeans!
Sandy

Becca said...

Thanks ladies :)

Jason, as himself said...

Good for you. Boot Camp sounds like my worst nightmare--I have freinds who have done it/or are doing it, and I have to say, good for you!

Yes, I set goals. But lately they haven't been quite as defined. I've accomplished my career goals, and to me those are so much easier because they are clear cut.

Emotional and psychological goals, and personal goals--much harder.

Becca said...

I agree Jason, those are things I am continually trying to work on also~ using all my life lessons to help me move forward :)