Thursday, January 19, 2012

Goal Setting and Pure Barre with Lululemon

On Tuesday I went to a workshop sponsored by Lululemon. It was a two part workshop: the first part was about goal setting and it was followed by a pure barre class; both were ridiculously HARD!

When I signed up, I was really looking forward to the goal setting portion of the night, and I'm not sure why, but I was really expecting it to be easier than it turned out. The Lululemon leader read to us about how to set goals and to make them SMART (all things I've done before) but then she asked us to envision what our life looks like in ten years; to be honest I have never thought that far out. My current frame of mind is severely limited to making it through the next three years before our family moves again. From there we were asked to write goals backwards, for the next 10 years, 5 years, and then 1 year, as a way of trickle-back goal setting.

For me, the most obvious thing I envisioned was having a fulfilling career, but what does that look like ten years from now? - I have no idea! So as we were asked to to plan backwards I realized that my short term goals need to be about figuring out what is that "fulfilling career." 

I'm still working on my worksheets from class but I am eager to share then with you; sharing your goals is one of their advised ways to keep committed to completion. If you are interested in trying this yourself, the Lululemon website posts all their resources on goal setting here.

The second part of the session was a pure barre class - it was two days ago and I am still SO SORE (in a good way.) It was totally worth it! Taking the class reminds me how much I enjoy working out and would like to have more time for it; its something that I need to work into my goals.


P.S. - Try out the worksheet and share your goals with me; then we can both keep each other motivated!

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