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Thursday, 12 January 2012

My goals 2012

I know I have already mentioned a few of my New Year's resolutions in my Happy New Year post but last night when I couldn't sleep (thanks Miss Monthly!) I started to think of making goals which in part was inspired by my friend Bert who blogged about his 2012 goals. It got me thinking of the SMART objectives which I'm sure most people have done on some training course, if not it stands for Specific, Measureable, Achieveable, Realistic and Time so with this in mind I wrote down my goals which I will share with you.

  1. To lose at least another 4 stone
  2. Ride my bike regularly - I am aiming for twice a week
  3. Get down to a size 16-18
  4. Try new recipes and food

I feel that all these goals fit in with the SMART objective as I can measure each one, they are achieveable, realistic and have the time scale of 2012. The only one I am worried about is the size 16-18 as I am not sure how far away in weight I am from that size as I found that my dress size dropped quickly in the first couple of stones but in the last 2 1/2 it has hardly changed particularly on my bottom half where I carry most of my weight.

For my goals to work I really need to look at where I have been going right and where I have been going wrong. For a start I know my food is good I more often than not stick to plan and always have a range of healthy and filling foods in my kitchen cupboard. I have been going very wrong on the exercise front I took part in the Lifestyle Change Challenge last summer/autumn which is when most of my weight came off and actually I have lost much since I stopped regular exercise.

I think key to making goals work is not making them too unrealistic, I did this often in 2011 which left me not achieving many of the goals that I set myself which in turn leaves me feeling like I haven't achieved anything, which of course isn't true! So what are your goals? How do you plan on achieving them?


  1. sounds great!! Looks like you've got it set out to be very attainable! I'll be going back to Weight Watchers in February and can't wait!!

  2. Well the goals definitely seem solid to me.

    I was just thinking of you when replying to a comment on FB. I really, truly hope you lose the weight you want to this year. I'm realizing just how wonderful it feels to get to this goal weight right now and I want others to have that same feeling! You really deserve it. And I should be here through 2011 for support and to watch your "boring" videos, haha.

    I feel I probably ought to do another challenge. Not sure how to structure it! I'll be meditating on this for awhile...

    1. Yay for you watching my boring videos :) It's great seeing people get to their goals, I know I've said it before but it shows me and others still losing that there is an end and it's an end worth getting to.

  3. I like the look of the goals.

    I think people do tend to get too ahead of themselves when they set goals for themselves. Obviously goals are something which people need to push themselves to achieve but they need to feel achieveable and not impossible. Like you said, you end up feeling like you've achieved nothing whereas simple realistic goals make you feel wonderful when you reach them and it enables you to set more goals along the way to beat.

    1. I think they are achievable but what I mustn't do is beat myself up if I don't reach them as I did that a lot last year and think it held me back sometimes.