A Time for Reflection

Why making new exercise goals for the summer helped her realize upcoming potential.


Posted in

The week of standardized testing brings me to a realization that another school year is nearly over. As I look back over the past school year I like to reflect upon the positive changes that I have made in the classroom by reading over the comments I’ve made in my lesson plans, and then decide on what I can improve upon for the next school year. 

This gave me the idea to do the same thing with my fitness journal. As I thumbed through the book, I looked back over the goals which I have achieved in both my physical and nutritional accomplishments, and I set new goals for the upcoming year.

At the beginning of the last school year I weighed 199 pounds. Since then I have lost 20 more pounds, just four pounds short of the 175-pound goal that I had set, yet I surpassed my running goal of three miles by running six miles. For the new school year I have set a new weight goal of 165 pounds and a physical goal of being able to run 10 consecutive miles. 

With the responsibilities of my career, being a soccer mom, and my involvement in church activities, it is often difficult to find the time to work out as much as I would like to do during the school year; therefore, I am excited about the upcoming summer break in which I will be able to increase my training time. 

During the school year I try to exercise a minimum of an hour per day, but it seems that amount of workout time is no longer enough to establish the results that I would like to see on the scales. 

Over the summer break I hope that I will be able to increase my training time to three hours per day, so that I may obtain my new goals by the start of the next school year.

Reflecting on where you’ve been, accomplishments you’ve made, and setting goals for the future is a great way to keep yourself encouraged and motivated to continue your healthy new journey. When I think of how much stronger I am physically now compared to just a year ago it inspires me to strive that much harder to see just how much more I can improve in the future.

Read more of Tammie's blogs!

Watch New Healthy You videos.

Get inspired with GUIDEPOSTS' monthly collection of true stories from ordinary people talking about everything from living a more spiritual life to pets, cooking, relationships, how to stay healthy and much more! Celebrities like Denzel Washington, Dolly Parton and Dean Koontz share their own personal stories exclusively with GUIDEPOSTS. We guarantee you'll look forward to every issue for its positive lifestyle news. Subscribe now!

Related Videos

Tags: Goals,Summer
View Comments