Saturday, January 3, 2009

This post is part of a series titled "Twinmama's Lifestyle Challenge". For more information about how the challenge works, please visit related links here and here.

Week One...cue Mission: Impossible music...

What?: Make a Plan. I will write out my goals this week. I need to consider overall goals that I would like to accomplish this year. It is important that I not worry about the specifics in getting there, that is what the weekly challenges (going forward) are all about. For example, if a goal is to lose weight, then I will write it down. How I go about losing weight will be part of my weekly challenges. Secondly, tell someone else about it. I will find someone in my household or a close friend that I can buddy up with to encourage each other or simply find a person to help me stay accountable by encouragement and prayer.

Why?: Putting our goals down on paper helps to organize our thoughts and can serve as a daily reminder if posted somewhere for us to continue to review. Also, when we have a partner to encourage us with our goals, it is easier to stay accountable.

How Do We Go About Doing the Challenge?: I am going to sit down and write out my list of goals focusing on the categories that I previously posted: Health, Family, Faith, Finances, Personal. Once complete, I will show my list to twindada and ask for support. Finally, I will post my list in a place where I will see it often.

Who Does the Challenge Include?: It includes me and my support partner.

Resources to Help: Need help on writing personal goals? A good article to check out it right here.

TLC Weekly Challenges start on Mondays and continue indefinitely. I will post my results along with the following challenge next Sunday. Remember, you are invited to participate in my weekly challenge or create your own and tell me about it! Also, if you find better ways to accomplish a weekly challenge, please drop me a comment. Good luck, fellow TLC-ers!


6 comments:

Robin said...
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Helene said...

This sounds like a good way to start it off! I've already started making a list of some things I want to accomplish this year but I like the idea of sharing the list with a support person to help keep me accountable!

Kim said...

I'm all for the writing down of plans, but I get very nervous when it comes to actually telling anyone about them—though I must admit, ACCOUNTABILITY is a better term than FEAR OF FAILURE. I think I might pick my Mom to keep me honest; she's very supportive and noncritical.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

How fun! It's been a long time since I actually sat down and wrote out some goals.

glitzen said...

Great ideas! I am going to follow this closely. I need to get inspired too. Step by baby step!