Thursday, October 24, 2013
Make Attainable Goals
There's a dress on a hanger in my livingroom. I originally bought it to go out to a celebration of some sort after our second 90-day challenge (in December). Two weeks ago I put it on and it zipped up!! I got super excited and decided to pump up my workouts to help slim down my "trouble areas." I had a new goal to wear the dress (size 10) to the event I have on the 27th of this month.
Last week I did one meltdown per day, plus weights and mad dance. This week I'm doing two meltdowns per day. Oh, and by "I," I mean Patrick, Tom, Jodi, Spencer, and Katie...
So here we are, a couple days before the event. The last two weeks, I have been confident it would fit just as I imagined. I put the dress on just to see how close I was...only to be disappointed. The dress fit. It zipped. But it didn't quite look as I imagined it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't fantastic. I felt the tears building up...I have worked so hard and felt I should look different...
I realize now that even though I worked harder than ever during workouts these last two weeks, it was still too late of a start and honestly the goal was very unrealistic - ambitious, but unrealistic. I JUST got back into a 12, how could I possibly believe I'd be in a 10 that quickly. What I've re-learned here is that it's great to make goals, to be ambitious and work extra hard for something; but in that same vain, I need to be realistic.
So, not devastated anymore. I am proud of my accomplishments (see the pic below of what I wore to work the other day!!). I will fit into the dress, just as I imagined, in December!
Anyone want to celebrate with me?