It is suggested that a four step plan is put in use to aid you in achieving that goal.
Desire - Which requires the individual to assess whether they desire the finished product enough to motivate them to the end. This seems like the easiest part of the four step plan yet when I compare this to certain goals that I believe to really have desired (for instance reaching my goal weight) I find it hard to come to terms with the idea that if my motivation has previously dwindled, it was a possible result of not desiring the finished product.
Belief - Do I believe that I deserve this? Hell yes I do!
Expectations - Shout your goal from the roof tops! I like this one the most as I know this really does work for me. For example I know that telling everyone that I will complete my 300 mile challenge, ending on New Years Eve aka the eve of my 24th birthday will mean that I will complete. I've already told everyone I'm going to do and I will look like a Muppet if I don't.
Action - This simply means whats on the tin. The individual taking action to reach that goal. Whether it be me going out and walking around the block to add to my 300 mile challenge or whether it be joining a workshop class, taking part in your own challenge, signing up for a local bike tour or even signing up to the job centre. What ever it is, once you have taken that first step your goal will be that much closer.
So moving on to my weekly achievements and goals...
- Consuming my 5 A DAY has become a habit. I find myself consuming much more veg, fruit, beans and pulses than ever before. I can really feel the difference physically and mentally. I have an half written post on 5 A DAY which I hope to have up some time during the week.
- I have made a positive decision to walk where ever and when ever I can rather than taking public transport. Although I have decided not to put these figures against my 300 mile challenge.
- I have upped my swimming to twice a week as well as my normal daily routines and my 300 mile challenge. The first few weeks really played havoc with my back and chest but I feel that I am starting to see a change in my back and shoulder movement so I will carry on.
- Track, Track and Track - I feel I did really well this week in regards to tracking as I journald everything I ate and drank.
- Keep to points allowance - Although I did track everything I found that on some days I went over my allowance by an considerable amount, in some cases I consumed double my daily allowance. However I did use my banked activity points as well as banked points from other days so by the end of the week it somewhat leveled out.
- Continue my 300 mile challenge - so far I have banked 5.34miles and so am nearly 10 miles behind my set weekly quota! I underestimated how much extra walking was required but a challenge is a challenge and I hate to lose.