Friday, April 15, 2011
Setting Yourself Up for Failure?
There came a point probably about 70 lbs into my journey that I said "you know what? This isn't working. Every time I miss that goal, I feel like crap and don't celebrate the progress I made." So I refuse to set pound related goals for myself because it doesn't change my intensity, commitment or the way I do a single thing. This journey is so mental that any added stress you can take off of yourself is a step in the right direction. All I can ask of myself is that I make the very best choices I can every day and stay within my calories and bust my hump doing my scheduled exercise 5x week and that has to be enough. The slow downs are frustrating enough but they're that much worse when you add "and on top of that I'm even FURTHER from my weight loss goal for the month/trip, etc." I give my all and I weigh in once a week to see where I'm at and just hope that I'm that much closer to where I want to be and if I'm not, I know I can honestly say I gave it all I had for the week. I'm done with setting myself up for failure over something I don't have complete control over.
Do you set weight related, time limit oriented goals? Why or why not?
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