FitFriday: Setting Goals

Happy FitFriday all ya’ll beautiful people!

I’ve got a confession; I haven’t been good for a while now. It started back with a family emergency back in July that stopped me from working out for almost three weeks. There was the six-week illness. The kids got behind in homeschool and that’s all me. My characters started talking to me again, and when that happens, I don’t stop writing unless someone makes me. Several other ‘life things’ that sent my schedule out of whack and I stopped taking care of me completely for the last two months. Not even occasional workouts, zero weighing of food, all of the things I know I need to do, just got cast aside. And I’m done with that.

I feel like crap, and need to take care of myself again, also I’m also supposed to have pictures taken in July, so I need to stop fucking around and get my shit together like now.

So I’m going back to the beginning and taking you with me! LOL! Today, I sat down and set some realistic goals for myself (I’ll tell you what they at the end of the post.)



It’s good to know where you’re going and once you know where you’re going, goals help guide you how to get there.

Think about it this way; you’re taking the family three states away for vacation. Do you just jump in the car and hope for the best? Or do you plan your route so you guys can fulfill your dream to see the biggest ball of yarn on the way? Make sense?

Now, you may be wondering why I say ‘realistic’ goals and not just goals?

Because if you’re like how I used to be, even the hint of failure will derail the process and who knows when you’ll get back to it. (Like what I’m going through right now.)

Here’s the deal, unless you are at an almost unhealthy body fat percentage you will not get six-pack abs in a month. If you are stuck at a desk all day and haven’t worked out in years, you won’t get that squat booty you’re dreaming about in 30 days either.

You might think I’m trashing all the 30-day challenges or plans out there; I’m not. In fact, I’m starting one on Monday to help motivate me. I’ll let you know how it goes!

This morning I picked five realistic goals for myself.

You should pick some goals too. Jot them down on a scrap of paper and put them where you’ll see every day. I put them in the drawer that has all my hair shit in it. When I open it and catch sight of my goals, it’s like a rush of empowerment, a little reminder to myself that I can do it. And I know I can!

I’ll let you know how it goes next FitFriday!




Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!