We have been so inspired by some of your posts about your goals! It sounded sort of easy, but as many of you found out, it was actually pretty hard!
But writing it all down is half the battle! NOW, it’s time for another project! It’s time to put your “goal” project to work!
Part One: You have written your goals out, but have you written down how you will get there? If your goals are weight-centered, you will want to have an exercise plan (Couch 2 5k? Running & weights? Classes? How many days of working out?) and an eating plan (Calorie counting — Sparkpeople.com or dailyplate.com? Weight Watchers? Jenny Craig? Body for Life? Journaling?) Please, if you have any questions whatsoever or need direction in this area, feel free to leave them in the comments below! This is a Sisterhood!
Many of you have already done this but if you haven’t this is the time! Map out your plan on how to get to your goals. Now, once you have written out your giant blueprint of your goals, mini-goals included, and mapquested how you will get there, you can move on to this week’s project: PART TWO:
We want you to be the CEO OF YOUR OWN LIFE.
Take charge of your goals. They are your business and livelihood and you are the one in charge. No one else is. You are the one who knows “you” best and if all the people around you are not on board, then fire them. Just kidding. But seriously. YOU are in charge. No one else.
So, time to put the blueprint to work.
- First, plan your menu for the week, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. On paper.
- THEN go food shopping.
- THEN, write your workouts into your schedule or onto your calendar or into your Outlook, share these “appointments” with your family or whomever you need to know what your plans are.
- FINALLY, make sure that this planned-out week is written into the same calendar as all of your other goal milestone dates and the big goal! And if those aren’t in there, go put them in there! You CEO, YOU! I got a new planner just for the occasion from a store that rhymes with Schmall Schmart and it is pink and it is lovely. Best of all, it was $7. It is my partner in crime and my right hand man and it WILL get me to all my goals this year. That little pink planner.
Write it all down like it is all an appointment in your life and written in stone. Except that it’s a date with yourself and here you can pretend that you are the CEO of your own life and you wouldn’t cancel an appointment with a CEO of anything so you won’t cancel one on yourself. Right? Yes. YOU are THAT important.
Account for your time. Doing this gives you a visual of what your week will look like. If it doesn’t all go according to plan, it becomes a learning experience. You might learn that you’re too tired to workout after work and you have to make a morning workout. You might learn that eating a meal before a workout makes you feel icky and you have to eat afterward. You might learn that you have to take your gymclothes to work and head straight to the gym after or that you miss workouts for cocktail dates and now you have learned that you have a weakness and it is called “cocktail dates.” See?
There is NO FAILURE here, just adjustments and opportunities.
So now, since it’s Monday, you can do it RIGHT NOW like I am, or you can work on it this week for NEXT week’s schedule. We will link up on Friday! We want you to post about the outline and schedule itself, how it worked, what obstacles you met, where you need to tweak, (and how much money you saved by planning out all your meals!) Ok, maybe not that last one, but I have to say since I began meal-planning and grocery shopping strategically, I have saved a TON of money on restaurants and fast food! It’s an added benefit.
If you’ve missed the previous two projects, you can read about them link up below! And it all makes for great reading, so go read and comment and encourage everyone who’s done it!! Keep them going, it’s a Sisterhood!!