Monday, January 21, 2013

Goal Update

I recently saw a "goal board" on Pinterest that I loved!  I was already tracking my weight loss using 2 jars filled with stones - one for pounds lost, one for pounds to lose.  I was also starring my calendar for workouts, and listing out goals to achieve.  I like how this combines all of that into one neat package.

So, I took out an old dry erase/cork board combo I had stashed away and I created my own Goal Board!
It sits right on my dresser, so I see it every single day.  I have some of my favorite quotes, a calendar to star my workout days, a weight tracker, and my list of goals.
Speaking of's me erasing one off the top of the list!

This weekend some of my running buddies and I did a local 5K.  I have been staring at the goal "Sub 30:00 5K" since November, and I knew I was going to do it this time - and I did!
My typical average pace is 10:30-11:30 per mile, depending on my distance.  To run a 5K in under 30 minutes, your average pace has to be around 9:40.  It's much faster than I typically run, or even really like running, but I knew I'd have been so mad at myself if I didn't go for it!  I felt like I was going to throw up when I crossed the finish line, but a post-race pancake meal fixed that - haha!
How do you track your goals??


  1. That is really great and I KNOW that feeling of being able to cross something off of the list.

    I have a workout/health binder with page protectors, its got all kinds of stuff in it. I love it, but I like how yours is out and visible. Maybe I need to set out my binder with quotes and a couple highlighted goals on the cover of it...thinking :)

  2. Thanks for posting this Jess. I feel like I'm not so good at having clearly defined goals broken down like that. I can see why you are a very good teacher :-)! You have inspired me to try and clearly define some objectives besides get to my goal weight and finish a sprint tri strong. We'll have to try and hook up for a class at the gym sometime!

  3. So proud of you for your 5K time! I know the feeling well (both of crossing it off the goal list AND feeling like throwing up at the end, lol!). I love the goal board idea. I would also like to have some way of hanging/displaying what I've already done next to the goals.