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Goals, benchmarks, dreams and wishes

Thursday, January 09, 2014

All around I hear folks lament that they don't have time for the things that are really important to them. In most cases I hold a different view. Most people are doing what is important to them but what they dream of being important does not reconsile with thier actual choices.
For the last several years I "dreamed" of loosing weight. I imagined my overweight self shedding the flab, had a gym membership, considered goal and workout schedules and logged into fitness forays such as SparkPeople once in a while but these were not goals or plans they were dreams.
At some point I realised that I was making time for the impotant things in my life at that point. I was taking care of my children and my mother and finding time to monitor my blood pressure (which was healthy despite my weight) and I was finding the time and energy to keep from gaining and remain active. I realised that it would be nice to loose weught but it was not my priority
Now, for nearly 2 months, meeting my physical body goals is a priority. It took my nearly a month to change commitments to other people and alter my actions into line with my new priority but I am no longer dreaming or wishing for change I have set goals and am working towards them.
My goal in the fitness department is to focus on the changes I want for my body 2 hours each day.
My end goal...my destination is a healthier, attractive me more like I used to be that looks at my facial expression and people around me in photographs rather than noticing the far arms and broad body. Along the way there are benchmarks, aka accomplishments, such as the scale moving, favorite jacket fitting, being able to run 2 miles and climbing Mt Fugi in Japan and Old Rag Mountain in Virginia.
What are your dreams, priorities, goals and benchmarks?
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