I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I set goals 11 months ago about where I wanted to be 1 year later. My goal was simply to lose 70 pounds. Simple, huh?
Not really. I mean, it's a simple goal in that it's one thing that I wanted to accomplish. Suffice it to say that I'm not going to reach the goal. With 30 days left I'd have to lose about 42 pounds. Not going to happen.
I'm not willing to call it a failure though.
I have lost weight. About 30 pounds worth. Yes, it's not 70, but it's something. And when you consider that the bulk of it was lost by May and that I've kept it off since then. It's a win. Could I have done more? yes.
My endurance is up. When I started 11 months ago I was walking at a 2.5 and fast walking at a 3. Now I walk at a 3.2, fast walk at a 3.6 (minimum) and jog at a 4.7. AWESOME if I do say so myself. I never would have thought that I could jog. Ever.
My strength is improved, my muscles have tone and my balance is great. I have my trainer to thank for this. I could have continued to do the machines how I was doing them and never would have gotten this far. She works me so that my strength, my balance and my cardio are working all at the same time. That's huge.
So what does this all mean? I'm trying to fgiure out monthly goals and yearly goals for next year. I'm a little wiser about how to set fitness goals for me and I think I'm more prepared about how to set goals that make me stive and still give me successes to spur me on.