Goals for the Week

July 13, 2008 · 6 comments

Inspired by a reminder of the importance of making small, incremental changes I am going to do something which I haven’t done for awhile and that is set some goals for the week.

Goal #1: I am going to record 100% of everything I eat and drink on Monday.

I have always had a hard time doing this but how hard can it be to do it for one day? If I set my mind to it there is no way I can’t achieve this goal, it should be easy. In fact, I can make it even easier on myself by limiting the amount of food I eat. Say, there’s an idea!

Goal #2: I am going to complete week 3 of the One Hundred Pushups Challenge.

If you are familiar with the challenge you know that at the end of the second week you do a fitness test to see where you start week 3 at. I did 25 pushups on my week 2 fitness test, which means for week 3 I start in the second column and my first day rotation looks like this: 20, 15, 15, 13, > 20. You would be correct in assuming that I could have eked out one more pushup, which would have put me in the hardest column but I weaseled out and stopped at 25. I don’t know that I could have done 27 though, so I don’t feel too bad about this.

Goal #3: I am going to lose 2 pounds.

I don’t usually like to set short term weight loss goals, but I am going to try it. How fun if my effort can pay off in hitting this goal? I chose 2 pounds because I really want to lose a pound a week and I stayed flat this week. I’ve got ground to make up!

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Andrew is getting fit July 13, 2008 at 8:32 pm

All worthy goals but I suspect #1 will be the most beneficial.

Bill Wallace July 14, 2008 at 12:18 am

Goals! You gotta love ‘em. Writing things down is the simplest thing we can do - yet we often don’t.

Great work John and all the best with the goals.

I agree with Andrew: #1 will be eye opening, I’d say! :)

Johnny July 14, 2008 at 11:44 am

Love it, dude. Goals, no matter how small, seem to the things that just get me through a day. These are all great ones and I look forward to reading all of your accomplishments!

Mary July 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I like the goals. Its probably a good idea to set small goals, they definitely seem more attainable. I might steal your idea. :)

MizFit July 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I so agree and did my monday rant on this as well.

baby steps to bigger goals works well for me.
(Im gonna watch and see what you think about number 1….I fear it would make this nonobsessive woman OBSESS)


I can see where that would happen to some people. Fortunately, I don’t think I am wired that way.

Vilma July 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Awesome goals, John. Keep at it! Just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award! You can read the details on my blog here,


~ Vilma

Thanks for the award Vilma!

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