Monday, November 29, 2010

High Resolutions

Being a graphic designer, using high resolution pictures is a must for completing any graphics project well.  I think the same is true for picturing your goals or resolutions.  The more specific you are, the better the resolution.

With this being the second day of the Church's New Year, I thought it appropriate to share a goal or two with you this week.

My physical goal: I want to lose weight.  That's a great picture but it is way too low res.  Let's sharpen it up a bit.

I want to lose 22.4 pounds (that will be the remainder of a 30 pound goal I previously set).  I want to lose it by April 1st, 2011 (no foolin').

Now how is that going to happen?  I like to further define my goals by adding "and having a great time doing it".  Why be miserable working towards something?  This higher resolution keeps things balanced in your life and increases probability for success.

So how can I lose 22.4 pounds by April 1st and have fun doing so?  
  • Ask wife to make lunch - eat better food - tastes better than junk
  • 10 minute brisk walks during lunch break
  • Tuesdays - Family Night at Y/ Friday - swim w/ Teresa
  • Holiday trimmings club at Y - I'm competitive
  • "30 for 30" competition w/ Erik and Pete - I'm competitive
  • 20 minute workout w/ Teresa.
  • Start going to Y mornings to start my day (30 min) or jog/run*

That last item has a asterisk by it because it kinda goes against my nature and isn't inherently fun.   I may need a good carrot for that one to stick...   Fine.  If I go the Y everyday for a week, I'll take my wife to a movie.  That also means she'll encourage me to stick to the plan and as I've stated before, happy wife, happy life!

Plus I'll have everyone who reads this blog checking up on me.  That's a good thing, right?

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