Weight Loss Support - Good Mini Goals & Bicycle Car Racks

05-03-2010, 09:58 PM
I'm not sure what my mini goal should be! I have been on this dieting thing before, so I am trying to eat as I know I should each day. The weight goal thing does not seem inspiring. I suppose lack of exercise has been my main issue. I am really not into this yet. I am thinking if I start with the mini goal of getting a bike rack on the back of my car, that would be a very mini-goal.

What are some good mini goals besides obvious weight loss?
Does anyone know about bike racks for cars? I'm interested in a bumper rack. Is install difficult? Are they sold anywhere like Wal-Mart, or must I go to a bicycle shop?

05-13-2010, 09:48 AM
If lack of exercise is an issue, why not make exercise goals? One of mine last year was to make the 4 mile ride to work by bike. It seemed huge then, but now it's easy!

As for the bike rack, I definitely recommend the bicycle shop. They'll be able to tell you what fits on your car. I couldn't use the trunk or bumper rack, so I have a roof rack. Plus, the bike shop employees may help you install it too!

05-13-2010, 01:17 PM
For me, behavior goals are the way to go. I can't control my weight directly, but I can absolutely control my behaviors. Currently, each month I am making a new behavior goal.

In March I made it my goal to start bike commuting to work. Done, and still doing.

In April I made it my goal to get up at 6 am every day (including weekends) to exercise. Done, and still doing.

In May I've made it my goal to read (a book, not the internets ;) ) for 30 minutes every day at lunch. Working on it, doing well.

I also have an ongoing daily calorie deficit goal and some other stuff I do--like not eating sugar, which was my goal 2 years ago and I'm still going on.

Behavior goals will get you where you want to go.