I've been really stressing about certain goals I've set for myself lately and have not reached.
1. Blogging 100 posts for this year.
2. Losing the 40 pounds I promised myself I would lose this year.
3. Back squatting 200 pounds.
Most of these are fitness related and this led me to this blog post which I thought was an excellent read: http://www.niashanks.com/dont-have-fat-loss-goals/
I am only going to set one goal for this year: JUST DO IT
Just follow the Weight Watchers program I pay for and I will lose weight.
Just blog! (doesn't matter how many!) Blogging makes me more reflective which is why I want to do it in the first place.
Just lift! My favorite weight lifting program is the 5-3-1 program by Jim Wendler which if I would just do it, I would hit my 200 pound squat and my 130 bench!
It seems like when I set these number specific goals I freeze up and stop doing what I'm supposed to do. Two goals I set and was successful with were starting and graduating college when I was 32 years old and competing in bodybuilding competitions.
I didn't set out with the goals of graduating with a certain GPA, (although I did get Summa Cum Laude) and when I competed the goal was always to just be my best.
So as I look to the new year I am excited about starting off with this new goal or mantra in mind.