Today I got on our treadmill, which curiously looks like a clothes hanger much of the time. This is because most of the time, I'm doing laundry instead of exercising. But today was different. Today, I got dressed in my windpants and t-shirt, convinced my husband to watch the kids for 25 minutes, and got on the treadmill.
I had modest goals: stay on the treadmill for 25 minutes; break a sweat; jog a 13:20 pace mile. After 5 minutes, I changed my goals: stay on the treadmill for 13 minutes; break a sweat; jog for 2 consecutive minutes at any pace. I may be performing poorly in the cardiovascular arena, but I'm obviously quite flexible. :-)
After my run, er, jog, I was planning more workouts and ways to get in shape. Goals like the following: 5 sit-ups a day, 1 dessert a day, get on the treadmill again tomorrow. But now, at the close of the day, I haven't done those 5 sit-ups, but I did have dessert. Obviously, I need to work on my goal-setting.