Day 1: Set A Personal Goal


Day 1: It’s Monday, July 15th. Today’s assignment is to set a personal goal for the week. Don’t pick something easy. Choose a goal that you’ll be most proud to accomplish.

“I will not eat after dinner.”
“I will do yoga 3x this week.”
“I will run 5 miles.”
“I will get 7 hours of sleep each night.”
“I won’t get drunk.”
“I will not yell at my children.”
“I will not gossip.”
“I will eat a healthy breakfast.”

A “week” is Monday to Sunday. Thus, you have until Sunday evening, July 21st to complete your goal.

We’re starting easy. I expect 100% success. What is your goal? Respond below.


Angel · 07/18/2013 at 2:44 pm

@Karida. I don’t know who you are but you sound hype. LOVE IT!!!!! Welcome.

Angel · 07/18/2013 at 2:42 pm

@Ginny. Yes!

Ginny · 07/18/2013 at 12:11 pm

Cut the desserts to only once this week and workouts each day.

Karida Green · 07/18/2013 at 11:03 am

My goal is to not eat after dinner and to have dinner no later than 7:30. No carbs for dinner either……WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!! FULLY CHARGED…..LET’S GET IT!!!!!

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 2:36 pm

@Margaret. YOu’re just in time. Glad you’re here.

Margaret · 07/17/2013 at 1:02 pm

I am starting the challenge late as well… my goal is to do yoga (preferably heated) 2-4x per week.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 12:30 pm

@Michelle. I LOVE breakfast.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 12:30 pm

@Tara!!! (I’m doing a happy dance.) Great goals.

Angel · 07/17/2013 at 12:29 pm

@Courtney. Welcome. And YES! to heavier weights.

Tara Stryker · 07/17/2013 at 12:03 pm

Starting the challenge late and playing catchup, I will get current AND be more patient and encouraging with my mom (whom is also TASHA’S MOM!!!)

Courtney · 07/17/2013 at 10:05 am

I’m late to joining, but am going to use heavier weights in body rides this week.

Michelle N. · 07/17/2013 at 9:42 am

My goal for this week is to take time to eat breakfast… I’ve been neglecting that meal terribly the past month or so.

Heidi R · 07/17/2013 at 9:23 am

Ok, I’m late! shocker! And Monday and Tuesday I screwed up, so this week’s goal is dietary! No dairy and no candy! Good riddance!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:29 pm

@Deanne. Sleep is one of my goals, too!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 10:28 pm

@Tiffany. You got this. Thanks for joining the challenge.

Deanne · 07/16/2013 at 9:30 pm

My goal this week is to drink more water and get in my 8 glasses per day. I’m not going to lie…I stole that from Victoria but it was a good one. My secret goal is to go to bed by 10pm every night. My super secret goal (and this might be lofty of a goal) is to complete all of the challenges this week…not that I have been putting that off but if I post it here then I have to do it :).

Tiffany · 07/16/2013 at 9:12 pm

My goal is to do 20 minutes of cardio for 3-5 days a week.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 8:25 pm

@Monica. It’s good that you are motivated but just know that goal adherence is easier the fewer things you change at one time. I support you. I just don’t want you to fizzle. Those are a lot of big goals all at once.

Monica · 07/16/2013 at 7:57 pm

My goals are to run 2xs a week, cut out alcohol for 30 days, eat a clean diet, and incorporate weightlifting into my workout routine

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 7:50 pm

@Beckie. Great goal. I like it when people pay attention to the little things that can make big differences. Welcome, Beckie!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 7:46 pm

@Danielle. Pump that iron, girl. Pump it! Happy to see you’re here.

beckie · 07/16/2013 at 7:43 pm

I will add two new exercises to my resistance workout and I WILL wake up on time to FINISH my weekend runs by 9 a.m. No more cutting long runs short because I started too late and let it get hot!

Danielle · 07/16/2013 at 6:00 pm

I will lift weights 3 times this week. I’m the cardio queen thanks to marathon and tri training but I need to get better with weights!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 4:02 pm

@Carrie. I’m pleased with that goal.

Carrie · 07/16/2013 at 2:38 pm

Maybe I’m not being ambitious enough, but my goal is to do what you tell me this week!

Polly · 07/16/2013 at 10:40 am

ohmygoshididit. I got my butt out of bed at 5:30 this morning to run. I’m rather certain that’s a first for me.

Nancy · 07/16/2013 at 10:21 am

I will attend Thursday morning boot camp and arrive on time! I will swim at least two times this week.

Tasha · 07/16/2013 at 10:12 am

I will do EVERY workout scheduled in my marathon training plan this week (I’m terrible at treating cross-training days as rest days).

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:57 am

@Jessie. I’m all about exclamation marks! No to gossip! Yes to good meals and snacks! Right on.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:57 am

@Tommy. Wow! Great and challenging goals. That’s what I like to see.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:56 am

@Victoria. Ah, yes, gossip. The hardest part will be creatively and politely letting people know that you don’t want to engage in it. I’ve found some good strategies that I’d love to share with you.

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:54 am

@Amy. Solid goals. You’re gonna feel amazing at the end of the week!

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:53 am

@Alexandra. Sleep has been an issue for me for years. I’m still trying to fix it…

Angel · 07/16/2013 at 9:53 am

@Kia. Yeah, Barbell Squats are a winner. You got this, Kia.

Jessie · 07/16/2013 at 9:27 am

I will not gossip!

I will make a good choice for each meal and snack!

Tommy · 07/16/2013 at 9:14 am

I will not consume any alcohol this week(actually until after the 4th of August).

I will NOT lose my patience with my daughter.

Victoria · 07/16/2013 at 8:43 am

I will not gossip or allow others to gossip in my presence.

I will drink more water, at least 72 oz. a day.

Amy · 07/15/2013 at 11:36 pm

I will log all of my food and drink intake this week and run a minimum of one mile a day every day for seven days straight.

alexandra · 07/15/2013 at 11:23 pm

I will get no less than 7 hours of sleep every night.Sleep’s always been an issue.

Kia Karaam · 07/15/2013 at 10:56 pm

My goal is to increase my barbell squat by 10 lbs for higher reps. Currently at 65 lbs for 3×20.

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:24 pm

@Shem. Whoa. I’m just got tired. 🙂 Welcome.

Shem · 07/15/2013 at 10:15 pm

I will do two a days and run a min. Of 15 miles this week

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:12 pm

@Slomo. You can doooooo it.

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:11 pm

@Devon. Great goals. I’m a professional mindless snacker. smh

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:11 pm

@Polly. Yes! Get it in before the miserable heat hits. And you’ll feel great all day knowing you’ve done your run.

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:10 pm

@Rachel. Great goals. I personally am a post-dinner nibbler. It’s one of my goals, too. And no yelling. None!

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:10 pm

@FVR. Yes!

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:10 pm

@Mairead. Oh, you serious! I love it. Push ups are a woman’s arms best friend.

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:08 pm

@Darlene. Did you hit your goal? If not, why not try for 5000 or 5500. It will still be more than your average. Glad you’re here!

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:08 pm

@Elena. Breakfast and pilates. Let’s do it!

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:07 pm

@Leah. Yes, this one is everything!

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:07 pm

@Nomi. Study goals? I love, love it. I”m holding you to that cheese goal.

Angel · 07/15/2013 at 10:07 pm

@Meg. I love this one. Husbands need to feel appreciated just like wives do. Love on him! Glad you’re here.

Polly · 07/15/2013 at 10:06 pm

Waking up early to run in the “cool” morning air before work four days this week.

Devon · 07/15/2013 at 9:51 pm

No eating after dinner and no mindless snacking!

Slomo · 07/15/2013 at 9:41 pm

No grains, and only sugar from fruits and high quality protein powder (1 serving has 5g of organic evaporated cane juice). I will eat lunch every day.

Leah · 07/15/2013 at 8:04 pm

I will read my bible.

Nomi · 07/15/2013 at 7:50 pm

I will devote at least 18 solid hours studying for a big exam coming up (ouch). I will also put half as much cheese as usual in my food this week, which will be REALLY HARD for me. Woo I’m ready.

Meg · 07/15/2013 at 7:38 pm

I will do 8 minutes of ab work each day and include it on our now written out WAHParents schedule! Also I will thank my husband when he does things that make life easier.

Elena · 07/15/2013 at 7:33 pm

I will eat a healthy breakfast every day and do a Pilates workout after work.

Darlene · 07/15/2013 at 7:15 pm

My goal is to walk 6,000 steps at work each day. I usually average 3,500.

Today: 4,742

Mairead · 07/15/2013 at 6:45 pm

I will do pushups every night, starting with 20 (tonight) and adding 5 each day. I will drink a green smoothie at least 3 days this week. And my long term goal is to channel my inner fitness diva to help me get through the next 27 weeks before baby!

FVR · 07/15/2013 at 6:28 pm

I will do FOUR workouts this week!

Rachel · 07/15/2013 at 6:21 pm

No eating after dinner which is at 7pm! And no yelling at Sal. Oh SNAP this is going to be hard.

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