Here’s the thing about goals and me: I love goals. I recognize the importance of goal setting and setting good, SMART goals. I love to set goals. I love the feeling of accomplishing goals. I think setting goals is of utmost important when trying to achieve something. That said, I’m really not one of those people who is extremely driven by the goals I set. I guess I’m not a goal-setter by nature. It’s something I have to work at.
I’m one of those people who tends to set goals and forget about them a week later. I still think about and want to achieve my larger goals, but I forget about those small milestone goals I set to help me get to the larger ones. I had an awesome month in February, and as I sat back and reflected on it, I realized what helped me be so successful in February. It was that silly little tracking spreadsheet I did using Laura’s setup.
So, since I didn’t set any goals for March or April (thus far), I’ve decided to start a challenge today. It’ll run through the end of May so it’ll be a total of 45 days. I’ll be tracking it using a Google Docs spreadsheet linked below. You’re welcome to create your own challenge and tracking sheet on there as well.
So here are my goals for the next 45 days.
run 21 times
bike/ spin 7 times
14 strength training sessions
100 push ups challenge (3x per week/ 6 weeks)
track 40 days
eat 240 servings of fruits or veggies
drink 4,500 ounces of water (average 100 ounces daily)
make 5 new recipes
Complete 45 Daily Challenge challenges
lose 5 pounds
If I complete 8 out of 10 of these goals my reward will be a new swimsuit for summer. I don’t technically need a new suit since I bought two at the end of last summer, but I’ve always loved buying a new swimming suit each summer!