Friday, January 10, 2014

Follow through Friday: Small Goals

When I saw that some of my favorite bloggers were hosting this awesome weekly link up I had to jump in. I mean this is perfect for me. I have some big resolutions and this will help me stick to them.

So I'm starting off my first Follow through Friday with some non-scale victories:

-I've drank 80-100 plus oz of water per day the past week.

-My nicer work pants I bought since all my other pre pregnancy ones were too tight are now falling off. Like so much that I can't wear them anymore. I'm happy but I still don't fit into my pre prego ones and I refuse to buy a size bigger... so I am wearing leggings and dresses or tunics every friggin day. Which I don't mind..... :)

I also decided to start with some small goals when it comes to weight loss. I dusted off my little weight loss jars and put 9 marbles in the "pounds to lose" jar. So my first goal is 9 measly pounds...I can do this. I just lost 3 in 6 days so I'm hoping to do 9 in the next 3 weeks. After this first goal I will set another small goal and go from there. I don't think any of my weight loss goals will be over 10 lbs at a time.  It just seems so much more doable to me if they are smaller.

Also, when I lose my first goal of 9 lbs I will be the same weight I was in the above picture. Yay! This was taken fall 2012ish.

What are some of your small goals? Do you prefer small or big (goals....hahaha)?

Have a great weekend!!


  1. I am a small goals girl, the small goals jar is a great idea. I was not trying to have 60 marbles on display for the world to see! ten? I can handle dat!

  2. So glad you linked up! I think that the goals jar is a great idea. Good for you to keep it at small, manageable goals instead of getting overwhelmed. You can do it!

  3. I think the small goals work better because they are attainable and keep you motivated. If you set a huge goal and it seems like you are taking a long time to get there you are more likely to give up. You seem like you got this down!!!
    Thanks for linking up
    Camo & Lipstick

  4. Those little jars are so cute! Awesome job on the water! Thanks for linking up :)

  5. You're doing awesome!! And loose work pants! Yes!!!! I love the idea of a few marbles in jars! Doesn't seem as daunting! Maybe I should do that too. Thanks for the tip!!

  6. Love the weightloss jars! What a great visual. I hear you on the pants. It's so nice when they get loose but then you're like oh crap I don't want to spend the money on new pants. I had that happen to me in the Fall and I finally caved and bought one pair of work pants and one pair of jeans. About 2 months later I needed new pants again and I just decided to prepare for this by putting aside money each paycheck for new pants.