Today's the Day

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Today is the first day of my 30th year, the first day of my 30's decade. Here are the goals I've come up with so far. I don't want to project too far out into the future, as I'm afraid that type of goal-setting will be counterproductive.

1. Track meals and consume 1800-2200 calories per day. This might sound like a lot, but I'm still nursing my baby almost exclusively, and according to BabyFit I would need to eat 2700 calories per day to maintain my current weight. I've probably been eating 3000-4000 calories per day lately, so 1800-2200 seems like a manageable goal that will still have the desired impact on my health/weight.

2. Prepare and eat dinner as a family as many nights as possible during the week. This is to combat my tendency to graze all night and not have a cohesive, balanced dinner. It's also a tradition I grew up with that I would like my family to share.

3. Exercise a minimum of 4 days per week, 30 minutes per session. I'm working through a back/hip injury I sustained while delivering my baby, so my focus is on starting slow and rehabilitating my muscles and ligaments.

My long term goals are to develop healthy diet and exercise habits and to instill those practices in my growing family as much as possible. Healthy diet means balanced, varied, moderately portioned and minimally processed. Healthy exercise means a mixture of aerobic and strengthening exercises, again with an emphasis on variety and moderation.
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