Over the years, I have come across the concept of SMART goals a number of times. I’ve even taught it! Why is it then, that the goal I have on my “about me” page is simply this:
“Couch potato with a goal: finish an olympic distance triathlon.”
It’s Specific, Measurable, Attainable (in theory), and Relevant but it’s not Time-framed. So, my new (SMART) goal is to finish an olympic distance triathlon before my 40th birthday. And the clock is ticking. I turned 37 yesterday. I only have three years to whip myself into shape.
I actually managed to get through today without even a mouthful of diet coke. I must admit, I did have a chunky kit-kat and a box of smarties though. In the www.12wbt.com forums tonight, I came across this picture that someone had posted. I don’t know where it came from so I can’t credit it. (NB: I don’t generally use the “c” word but I can’t change it here.)
Another one I like is “Don’t reward yourself with food. You’re not a dog.”
I know I’ve often thought “I’ve blown it so I might as well not bother. I’ll start again tomorrow.” Hopefully now, I’ll think of this and realise that I don’t have let it go that far. Have you ever had days when you think like that? Have you managed to overcome it? How?
Well, I’m off to edit my about me page…