2011 Goals and Beyond

Week one of January is almost through.  How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions?  Did you make any this year?  Have you broken any of them yet? For that matter, have you written any yet?

Sometimes the task of even thinking about what one is going to do can send one into a panic attack!

I don't think it has to be such a trying task.  If you really can't do it without going into convulsions, don't do it! LOL But if you think you still need to do it,  take it small steps at a time.

1. Find a quiet place to sit down where you can think about what you want to accomplish this year.  Make sure to take a pen and piece of paper with you to write them down.  Written down goals are followed through more often than if you didn't write them down.

2. Think of your resolutions more in terms of goals.  What goals do you want to achieve this year?  Do you want to lose weight?  Maintain your weight? Tone up? Exercise more? Drink more water? Eat less fast food? Get a better job? Quit your job?
How attainable are your goals? Keep your goals smaller.  The larger the goal, the more unattainable it will be and the more likely you will fail. When I started my journey, just thinking that I had to lose over 100 lbs would send me almost to convulsions.   I then decided to think in smaller goals.  First it was 5% and then 25 lbs and then 10%. I am down to my last weight loss goal of losing the last remaining weight to reach my Weight Watcher goal and then lifetime. I honestly can NOT wait till that happens!  It practically makes me cry every time I come home from my meetings. I am in so much uncharted territory with my heath and weight, that it makes me cry thinking about how long I have wanted to be where I am. I WILL reach my weight loss goal so I can change my weight loss journey to a healthy living journey.

3. Think about how you will achieve your goals.  Will you hire a personal trainer?  Will you stop those late night binge fests? Will you organize one room at a time?

4.  Make yourself accountable. Tell whomever you think will help you to keep you accountable to achieving your goals.  Tweet them.  Blog them.  Facebook them.  Tell your family and friends. If you need help, don't be afraid to ask someone, anyone, me! LOL

My goal for 2011.
1. To reach my Weight Watchers weight goal and become lifetime.
2. To tone up.
3. To try one new fruit or vegetable a month.

Of course, as the year progresses, I will add on new goals.  So far, I am doing well to achieve my 2011 goals.  I have been using Chalean Extreme since November and am definitely seeing toning happening.  Biceps! And can fit into a pair of size 10 jeans I have.  I started in size 32! And, not only will Chalean Extreme help me to tone, but it will help me to reach my goal weight too! Bonus!
I have already tried 3 new vegetables this month.  Rutabagas, parsnips and brussel sprouts.  Completely surprised myself with them and now will be put into our regular vegetables.

My goal of reaching my weight loss goal is a smidgen further away than I wanted it to be but am quite pleased that I only gained 1.4 lbs over the holidays and I suspect that part of that is due to my monthy which had the timing of starting yesterday with weigh in this morning.  But with that being said, I am only 6.8 lbs to goal and down 135.4 lbs.  I think a tiny slip is ok! I am back on track now and plan to see the scale going down next week.  Hopefully. I do keep in mind that the body gets finicky at this point in the game and it might take me some time to get to goal.  But I WILL get there!

What are your goals for 2011? And what will you do to achieve them?