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My FUN goals:

Friday, February 08, 2013

I was assigned to list some fitness goals that would be fun. I am hard pressed to think of something I would like to accomplish beyond losing weight and general health.
I am being successful with:
Drinking enough Water
Exercise 10 minutes a day
Staying within calorie range.
Burning the calories given. I have increased the number once.
I am now doing a sleep journal to see what changes I need to make to sleep better.
I have set some monthly mini-goals for weight loss to keep myself on target to be down 50 lbs. by June 20th.

March 8, 2013
I am still searching for that "fun" goal. I have some possibilities I need to look into: Tennis Lessons, Dance Class, or maybe take Karate. I have to see what opportunities are available in this area.
I am going to have to think about a fun fitness goal.

  
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CGH-ARTYPANTS 2/8/2013 10:00PM

    No marathon for me. Nope. I will figure something out. Maybe it will be to be able to dance with the Dancing with the Stars DVD I have and be able to go the distance without stopping.

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CMRAND54 2/8/2013 4:50PM

    So your goal is not to run a marathon?

Everyone likes different types of fitness. You need to discover what you really like to do. I enjoy weight lifting, yoga and cycle spin classes.

One of my goals was to get healthy enough to do volunteer work, and I'm getting a lot of satisfaction from that.

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Stage 3 - My True Motivation

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why do I want to lose weight?
I don't want health issues that come with age and excess weight: high blood pressure, diabetes, limited mobility. I want to be able to stay active. The memory of my father, who suffered from these, makes me not want to go there. I had to have knee surgery this past year. My blood pressure was always reading high. I saw myself heading down a path I didn't want to take. I want to emulate my mother, who was very active and full of life to her dieing day.
I want to be an example for my children and grandchildren.
Most of all: I want to honor God. My body is His temple. "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?" I Cor. 6:19

  
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My Bucket List

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Things I would like to do one day:
Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
Attend an educator summer seminar at SCAD
A week at a craft school in North Carolina or Tennessee
Have a vacation on a house boat

  
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CMRAND54 1/29/2013 12:35PM

    I like your list! Only I would never do the Hot Air Balloon - I'm afraid of heights.

You can do it!

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Exercising

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I am creating groupings of exercises to do using the workout builder. I have a morning routine I plan to do each morning. I tried a video yesterday. Great resource. And even if I get so busy, I can do 10 minutes of something and feel like I was successful.

Feb. 27, 2013

I am consistently going through a sparkcoach session every morning and choosing one of the 10-12 minute videos on the website to do before I start getting ready for work.
I received my SparkPeople videos and I also have some other exercise videos in my library. I am starting a new plan this week. I have created a chart with goals. Every evening I am going to do one of the 10 minute strength training sessions. By the end of the week, I will have worked all muscle groups. I will also add some 15-25 min. cardio when I can.

March 22, 2013
I am still doing my sparkcoach sessions every morning. I have joined the spring into spring challenge and do the assigned video. I am also doing cardio every day...either working outside, walking, or doing a video. I am 23 pounds lighter and feeling stronger. Because I am going to be music leader at VBS this summer, I am starting to learn the videos. These will be good aerobic workouts and I will be in better shape to do them. Yes!!!

April 17, 2013
After finishing the Spring into Shape challenge, I am picking my short morning workout to be a strength training video and trying to work all the major muscle groups at least once each week. I am putting more focus on my core and hips, since that is where a good bit of my extra weight is. I need to tone there the most as I lose weight. Evenings, I do cardio.

  


Improvements

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I have been battling a form of excema for almost two years. I was constantly dealing with dry, flakey skin and painful skin splits. Since I have started drinking so much water, I have seen remarkable improvement in my hands. I am very excited. No bandaids!!!

January 29, 2013: I am 9 pounds lighter. I have consistenly been drinking my water and staying within my calorie range. I have done SOMETHING for at least 10 minutes a day. I am feeling empowered.

  


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