Friday, December 30, 2011

Changes and a good approach to goal setting

I know...I know...

I talk a lot about changes I am going to make and how much better I am going to be for them.   What happens is that I end up biting off more than I can handle and get overwhelmed.  I don't want to do that.

At the beginning of last year I joined a group called 3 in 30.  They promote setting 3 goals a month.  3 goals is attainable and not overwhelming at all.  I can do 3 goals.  Doing it this way, I can reach 36 goals over the year.  Imagine the stress I would have if I had 26 goals listed at the beginning of the year. 

Here are my first 3 goals for 2012.

1) I will not drink soda/ drink 4-25 oz bottles of water daily instead.

2) I will go to the gym 15 times this month and be able to jog for 5 minute intervals by Jan 31st.

3) I will put $100/paycheck into savings by cutting our needless spending.

They aren't huge goals but accomplishing these 3 things will result in changes in all areas of my life.  Drinking water will help with my headaches and digestion. 
Going to the gym will be a discipline builder and interval training will improve cardio vascular health and my waist line.
Cutting needless spending will also promote discipline and rebuild our savings.  It will teach us to use what we have and appreicate all we have. 
I am also participating in the praying for your spouse challenge and a sugar free challenge for the month in addition to my goals.  What better time to increase praying for my love than when I am cutting sugar out?  Seems like the most logical combination, doesn't it?
What are your goals and desires are we come up to the new year?  Do you make resolutions and find yourself burning out midway thru the first day?  Do you make specific and attainable goals or just throw it out there and hope it sticks?  What's your best way for reaching for (and reaching) the stars?


  1. I sometimes make resolutions but I never considered whether they were truly attainable, had a time frame or how I would keep myself accountable. I think with 3in30 I can work on goals instead of resolutions.

  2. Your soda/water goal is one of my goals and your savings goal is one of my upcoming goals for this year.

    Looking forward to reading about your accomplishments.

  3. Those are aweseom goals! I admire you for cutting out soda (I'm a Pepsi addict). Let me know if you have any tips - you know, in case I ever decide to take that plunge! I love your savings goal. Stick to won't regret it!