I'm in sales. My life revolves around goals. Goals for how many phone calls I make. How many emails I send. The number I clients I see outside of the office...and in the office. How many times I have lunch each month with clients. And, of course, I have revenue goals. I think being so goal-centric makes me set goals outside of work. Goals for when I finish doing laundry, when we clean the house, everything I want to do before Cooper's birthday party. I set "goals" for Christmas in how much money we're going to spend. I guess that's more of a budget, than a goal.
Anyway...I'm also not the best a meeting my goals. I do great at work. But that's how I get paid. At home...things fall through the cracks rather quickly. The Halloween costume for Cooper that I was going to make 2 weeks ago? Yeah - I bought the fabric last night. So when I started this diet I was asked to set a goal for how much I want to lose. That's the point of a diet, right? To reach a "goal weight?" I'm not quite there yet, but I'm pretty darn close. And yesterday I hit my first mini-goal. 5lbs. I would have loved to drop 10 before our vacation, but I decided to be a little more realistic. ((remember all of those lunches I'm supposed to have with clients?)) Instead I decided on 5. I actually hit 5.5 and I still have 2 weeks before our vacation! Score.