Evening, ladies (I know there are some of you out there) and gents.
This morning I decided to set myself some goals for the new year. I’ve never used goals and always used humour to deflect whenever I was asked the question, but I feel if I set goals now, I’ll be more inclined to strive for a better me and I know how happy I’ll be once I’ve accomplished them.
Season 1 of Man v Fat has been amazing and I’m already looking forward to season 2 and some of my goals are based around this.
So far, here are my goals for next year:
Goal 1: 7st 6lbs in a year is 2lbs a week - a healthy amount to lose and allegedly the weight loss rate which is the most likely to stay off. I’ve lost 4st 4lbs so far this season which is too much and I think may be causing my medical problems. It’s time to slow it down and focus on losing a healthy amount of weight and hopefully avoiding too much loose skin.
Goal 2: I haven’t scored at MvF yet and as someone who still struggles to kick a moving ball with any accuracy, this will be a real challenge! Why do I want to score? I don’t know but it’s a challenge and I want to give it a go!
Goal 3: I’m a season ticket holder at Everton, have been for 4 or 5 years now and in that time I’ve never attempted to get into the ground using the turnstiles as I’m afraid I’ll get stuck. The stewards let me in through a side door which is really accommodating and I can’t thank them enough but this needs to change either this season or next season.
Goal 4: I won’t get top scorer this season which I’m really disappointed with, that accolade should go to @Doug7923 who’s smashed it all season. Doug does so much for MvF in Leyton, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather lose to. That being said, next season is mine!
Goal 5: I’m not going to do this. I’m hopeless at this, I truly am, but I’m determined to get a grip with this so I know exactly what’s going in my body and I’m not spending a fortune on food each day. I’ve set the deadline as February as I’ll be moving flat during January so I won’t get to this as soon as I’d like. I’M GOING TO DO THIS!
Goal 6: I don’t do enough for charity and never have done. This is something that came into my head this morning after chatting with Doug. I haven’t decided on which charities I’ll be supporting yet or what I’ll do to raise money, although I’ve got a few ideas in mind. There are so many brilliant charities in the UK and as someone who loves to help people, doing this would be a great use of my time instead of sitting on my arse playing games.
Goal 7: You can’t read enough books! There’s so much knowledge out there and I’ve been notoriously awful at reading (except for Harry Potter, my God, what a series). A book a week is manageable with commuting so no excuses! Any recommendations would be ideal.
I’m keen to hear all of your goals, why you want to hit them and how you’re going to do it. If I can help you hit your goals, even better, let’s talk!