Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Walking Goals

Walking is one of the most popular, convenient and inexpensive ways to get and stay fit. Did you know that 75 million American adults walk for exercise? In addition to burning fat and calories, striding staves off heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It's great for stress, your mind, and eases depression. So with all these great reasons to start and maintain a walking program, how come it's so easy to give up?

The reason is simple. People want quick results. They want to lose 10 pounds by yesterday. Expectations are set too high. The real fix is to sit down and write out realistic goals. Start with the ultimate goal and break it down from there. It's far easier to keep yourself going by setting up small goals that can be accomplished daily. It will help your self esteem and inspire you to keep it going.

My own personal goal is to lose 15 pounds by December. That is the biggy. Then I sat and wrote out how I am going to do that.


  • Mon. - Walk 2 miles in 30 minutes
  • Tue. - Off
  • Wed. - Walk 2 miles in 30 minutes
  • Thu. - Off
  • Fri. - Walk 2 miles in 30 minutes
  • Sat. - Play golf, walk and log steps with pedometer.
  • Sun. - Off

Easy huh? The hardest part was sitting down and writing it out. I feel once you write it down, the brain automatically puts it into the memory banks. I took my list and made three copies. I put one on the fridge, one on the bathroom mirror, and one by the door. I needed to do this in order to get it stuck into my brain. I see the lists in all the places I frequent the most. It works. I have kept my schedule so far, and it feels good.

I'll keep you informed, from time to time, with my progress.

5 Comments:

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous long term goals said...

After a good read on blogs like this I like to leave little tips on goal setting. You know, the things you used to dream of when you were young, or even now.

A lot of research has shown that only those who set goals are likely to achieve their dreams.

When is the last time you really sat down and wrote a few short term and long term goals down?

What? It's been that long!

A new year is coming. You could do the same things you did this year and achieve the same results you did with your life dreams last year, or you could visit measurable goals and read all the FREE information on setting goals and getting what you want out of life

OR

you could just piddle on through life hoping for the best, like most people do.

Which will it be?

You really can have a lot more of everything than you do now. All you gotta do is know what you want and have a plan.

Have a GREAT New Year!

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous reaching goals said...

After a good read on blogs like this I like to leave little tips on goal setting. You know, the things you used to dream of when you were young, or even now.

A lot of research has shown that only those who set goals are likely to achieve their dreams.

When is the last time you really sat down and wrote a few short term and long term goals down?

What? It's been that long!

A new year is coming. You could do the same things you did this year and achieve the same results you did with your life dreams last year, or you could visit reaching goals and read all the FREE information on setting goals and getting what you want out of life

OR

you could just piddle on through life hoping for the best, like most people do.

Which will it be?

You really can have a lot more of everything than you do now. All you gotta do is know what you want and have a plan.

Have a GREAT New Year!

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous career goals said...

Have you done anything earth shattering lately?

Read anything that really sets your mind on fire with a passion to do good?

How about doing something important for yourself?

Have you?

Do you know without a doubt where life is taking you?

Got a Plan?

Know how to get there?

Most people don't. They just go through life hoping for the best. How can you possibly reach your dreams if you don't have a real plan?

A new year is coming. It's time to start thinking about your New Years Resolution and really start planning your life don't you think. Follow through on some of those old goals you had years ago.

Even people in the goal setting business tend not to visit their "life plan" very often.

Are you one of those?

Need a little refresher and some FREE goal setting tips?

Spend a few minutes at long term goals and take away life changing information.

Happy New Year!

 
At 11:36 PM, Anonymous setting goals said...

After a good read on blogs like this I like to leave little tips on goal setting. You know, the things you used to dream of when you were young, or even now.

A lot of research has shown that only those who set goals are likely to achieve their dreams.

When is the last time you really sat down and wrote a few short term and long term goals down?

What? It's been that long!

A new year is coming. You could do the same things you did this year and achieve the same results you did with your life dreams last year, or you could visit reaching goals and read all the FREE information on setting goals and getting what you want out of life

OR

you could just piddle on through life hoping for the best, like most people do.

Which will it be?

You really can have a lot more of everything than you do now. All you gotta do is know what you want and have a plan.

Have a GREAT New Year!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Sarah Pavlovich said...

Walking is safe, fun, inexpensive, and can help you achieve a trimmer body and enhanced general health. I work at Prevention Magazine and we are encouraging our readers and anyone interested to join Team Prevention in walking the Portland and Hartford Marathons.

Prevention's message is that by making little changes in your life, you can make a big difference. We focus on health, wellbeing, fitness, food & nutrition, weight loss, beauty, and family. Seeing the group of individuals that are active on your site, I wanted to extend an invitation to join Team Prevention in walking the Portland Marathon on October 1st or the Hartford Half or Full on October 14th. Registration for the events closes on July 31.

Prevention is here to help you with training, in creating a community of walkers throughout the country with similar concerns and issues, and to be a support as we work to achieve an accomplishment of walking a marathon with your friends!

For more information, please feel free to contact me and check out the link below:

Join Team Prevention: http://www.prevention.com/article/0,,s1-2-56-235-6715-1,00.html

Happy Walking,

Sarah Pavlovich
Prevention Magazine
Sarah.Pavlovich@Rodale.com

 

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