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New Goals: Winter/Spring 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's time again to reflect on goals for a successful year ahead. I am already looking forward to being slimmer this summer. I am motivated to be a size or two slimmer by June so that I can enjoy the summer and all the activities it has to offer. I'd also like to wear some cute summer clothes. They would look a lot better on a slimmer me.

Goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely

Specific: I am still using my FitBit for general activity. I am used to getting 10,000 steps daily so now it's time to up the number a bit. This next month or so I will aim for 12,000 steps daily as well as having a few days of 15,000-20,000 steps. I have done it before so I know it's doable, especially when I add in a few Zumba classes. Love how that racks up the steps!

I will continue to go to two classes a week of Cardio Sculpt and add in two more sessions of my own routine consisting of routines I have learned from New Rules of Lifting, ChaLEAN X-Treme DVDs, Gilad DVDs and a new DVD circuit from Jackie Warner. I'll mix things up whenever possible. I also have a new punching bag in my basement so I plan on doing a little boxing, too. Cardio will consist of Zumba, brisk walking and HIIT circuits. Biking will have to wait until the weather gets better.

I will aim for an average of 70 minutes of intentional exercise, six days a week. Or, a total of 420 minutes weekly.

I started working again with a Dietician so food will be tracked and adjusted accordingly. Foods will be as clean and as close to nature as possible. Organic whenever possible and lots of green veggies, lean protein, non-fat dairy and limited whole grains. I will avoid sugar and empty calories.

Measurable: Would like to lose at least 7 pounds or 5% of body weight for this round of BLC. I ultimately want to lose 20-25 pounds. Would love to see a few inches gone as well, maybe more so than the weight.

Attainable: Yes, I think so.

Relevant: Losing weight and/or inches is important to me for many reasons. Health being the number one reason. Instead of fixating on the scale, I think I am at a point where I want to fixate on healthy habits day in and day out. It's too easy to be influenced by what the scale says, good or bad. I'd rather do what's right and let the chips fall where they may. As long as I keep up with the exercise and eat right I think it'll all even out and I will eventually find myself at a happy weight.

Timely: Absolutely :-) Now is the perfect time for me to improve my exercise habits and focus on health. I love to bike and to hike and hope to be ready by summer.

Additional Goals:

- Meditation/Self-Hypnosis for weight loss. I have a couple apps on my iPad that I've been listening to. I really think the sub-conscious mind helps or hinders progress dependent upon your subconscious beliefs (which can actually be contrary to your conscious beliefs). I will continue to listen to the tapes weekly.

- Self exploration: Read one to two inspirational books that help break through self-limitations.

- Balance: Find a good balance between goals, family, spirituality and work. Give some extra time to my teens. They will be off living their own lives soon enough. Relish the time I have with them daily.

Yoga/Stretching: Be brave enough to try out a yoga class this year. Gain some flexibility.
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  • LISA01605
    Love your goals!! I highly recommend yoga. It can be intimidating at first but it gets easier once you know all the moves. There are many levels to the exercises also so anyone can do it. Don't be afraid to use yoga blocks when you need to. Everyone is a beginner at some point.
    2597 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14270285
    You've really organized your thoughts here--great job of getting those goals down along with a thoughtful review. You're so organized, I love it. Good luck on the challenge!
    2606 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13669487
    Awesome!! I am doing some similar things as well!!
    2606 days ago
    You are going to rock this challenge! Let's go!
    2606 days ago
    Great goals Jan
    2607 days ago
    Jan, emoticon I aim to eat clean too! Your body will love you for avoiding sugar and highly processed, calorie dense, chemical laden foods! I believe that it is so important to get back to the basics! It's great that you are also giving emphasis to Meditation. My motto is Think it, believe it, be it! Good luck with BLC24!
    2607 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4569907
    Great goals! Would you mind sharing what apps you are using for mediation stuff?
    2607 days ago
    You always have great goals...very well thought out and attainable...:) Looking forward to another round with you...
    2607 days ago
    Jan - those are great goals and I like how you wrote it like a story blog too. I'm on fitbit also - I put my fitbit address on the social media link. I use my to make me move during work so I don't sit all day at my desk! Same goal on it as you. 10k on steps - probably should get it up to 12k, but I don't wear it when I'm running or doing my cardio workouts.
    2607 days ago
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