My Goals for the year

My life vision needs goals to make it come to life. These goals, in turn, must support this vision.  They need to be specific, measurable and have a time box to keep me moving ahead.

I set my goals annually and track my progress through the year. They are not static but change to reflect where I am in life. My goals are grouped by how I want to live my life: eating healthy, being active, and living the good life.

Eating Healthy

2018 Goals

  • Carbonated beverages are not part of my diet.
  • My diet is primarily nutritional natural foods with smaller amounts of refined carbohydrates and refined foods.
  • Maintain a weight of 170-180 pounds (BMI of 27.0 – 28.6).

April – June Goals

  • Be mindful of drinking 8 glasses of water through the day.
  • Be mindful of not overeating and focus on being satiated with each meal.
  • Continue with the healthy eating habits set in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Continue tracking and being mindful of the nutritional value of the foods I consume.

January – March Goals

  • Drink water rather than choosing carbonated beverages.
  • Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.
  • Limit eating refined carbohydrates and refined foods.
  • Be mindful of the nutritional value of the foods I consume.
  • Track the nutritional value of what I eat.

Initial Goals

  • Begin using fruits and vegetables for between meal snacks.
  • Drinking 8 glasses of water daily reducing drinking of carbonated beverages.

Being Active

2018 Goals

  • Ride my bike, run, hike or workout 5-6 times a week and track my progress.
  • Increase the amount and intensity of my workouts to somewhat hard to hard.
  • Enjoy a variety of bicycle rides and tours as a participant and leader.
  • Cycle at least 2,018 miles in 2018.

April – June Goals

  • Continue with the habit of exercise, strength training, and flexibility set in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Ride my bike 20-30 miles 2 times a week as the weather permits.
  • Return to running gradually with a goal of running at last 1 5K by the end of the quarter.
  • Get outside and explore local trails in a 1-3 mile weekly hike.

January – March Goals

  • Exercise 5-6 times a week at an easy to somewhat hard intensity (4-7 on a 1-10 scale) increasing aerobic exercise from 2-3 to 5-6 times a week.
  • Strength train 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions at a moderate weight for 2-3 times a week.
  • Increase my flexibility after each workout by stretching 2 repetitions of 20-30 seconds.
  • Include a 3-5-minute warm-up and cool-down period with each workout.

Initial Goals

  • Join a fitness facility to enable regular strength training and aerobic exercise.
  • Workout at a fitness facility 2-3 times a week and at home 2-3 times per week.

Living the Good Life

2018 Goals

  • Be actively involved in and out in my community 2-3 times a week.
  • Actively use my experience and grow the Heart of Ohio Trail Friends community.
  • Double the membership and involvement of cyclists in the Heart of Ohio Cyclopaths.
  • Be actively involved in a local hiking and walking group. Build the group if none exists.
  • Regularly blog with a focus on enjoying my retirement years.
  • Return to semi-regular worship.
  • Carry on a conversation in American Sign Language.

April – June Goals

  • Continue working with the Friends of the Heart of Ohio Trail on growing their outreach to the community.
  • Develop a sense of community with Heart of Ohio Cyclopaths members.
  • Rollout a local walking group that focuses on connectivity within the community.
  • Determine what faith means to me and visit local faith communities.
  • Enroll in an American Sign Language (ASL) class.

January – March Goals

  • Help the Heart of Ohio Trail Friends grow their outreach by using my experience in marketing, communications and event planning.
  • Develop a weekly cycling calendar for the Heart of Ohio Cyclopaths.
  • Develop a plan to grow the Heart of Ohio Cyclopaths membership and involvement.
  • Research local hiking and walking options and build a plan to start a group if a need exists.
  • Participate regularly in activities that get me out of the house multiple times a week.
  • Determine what faith means to me and visit local faith communities.
  • Enroll in an American Sign Language (ASL) class.

Initial Goals

  • Develop my role as Treasurer for the Heart of Ohio Trail Friends.
  • Decrease the time I watch TV and engage in activities such as reading, blogging, hiking or volunteerism.
  • Get out of the house 1-2 times a week.
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