Set UNrealistic Goals
When I (re)started this expedition, I had some idea what I hoped would come of it. In other words, I have certain goals in mind. Why else would I be getting up at 5 am and
doing DIY liposuction in my garage eating right?
The fact is there are some goals I would like to accomplish that, in my mind, would equal a success.
The most frequent mistake people tend to make when setting goals is that they are unrealistic.
I agree + disagree.
It might be unrealistic to think that you’re going to look like the airbrushed beauty you saw in the fitness magazine. Why? She doesn’t really even look that.
Unless you want to go under the knife and look like this, your ideal self may be genetically impossible. No amount of working out or eating hummus sandwiches will add three inches of height or change your hair color.
But there are some goals that are unrealistic now, but can be achieved through realistic daily work
I couldn’t run a 5k today. But I could in 9 weeks if I completed this.
I can’t do 100 pushups right now, but in 7 weeks what is impossible now could become quite possible.
My UNrealistic goals
- get a clean bill of health from the doctor after having 28 years living high-risk
- do unassisted pullups (# of reps to be determined)
- complete a no-walk 5K in June
- drop ~120 lbs of fat
- through sustainable methods
- …all in one year.
Why those goals? I’ve reached a conclusion that every man should be able to take care of himself and his family. For all of the possible scenarios I can think of, the above list of goals puts me in the best position as far as I know. P.S. if I’m in a speedo come beach season—we’ll just consider it a bonus.
Hold me to it. If I abandon these goals, or start reviewing protein powders or hiding behind kale recipes instead of showing actual results—please stop reading and call me a fraud.