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Setting Goals and Creating Challenges to Meet Goals


Saturday, January 29, 2011



That's Kartmen, he's playing HIDE and SEEK with me, right now he's peaking to see if I am paying attention. Now why Would that have anything to do with the title of my blog? LOL

I couldnt' find another pic that was not copy rite proteced on google... so KARTMEN it is.

I have several goals I want to meet this year. In order to do that I am creating or participating in several challenges to meet those goals. Challenges are a good way to help keep you on target, and keep you honest, but ONLY if you actually participate.

Here's my challenges so far:

1. 15 minutes of ME time - I can't tell you how many times I read in posts that people are over worked, over taxed with doing for others and although that's comendable, its also very selfish that they do this at their own expense, and all that, its also not healthy for them. While they are busy tending to this and that, they are neglecting the ONE person they should be putting NUMBER ONE -themselves. SO in an effort to ensure I come first - 15 minutes a day of ME time, devoted completely to me.

2. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I have a streak for this and I've reset it so it will show on my spark page because you just never know who will be PEAKING at me an my goals.

3. Track my foods - OK this one might get away from me because to be honest, I find tracking foods that I pretty well eat the same day in and day out to be a bit of a nuisence and a waste of my time, I already weight, measure follow portion control, and pretty well stay in caloric range. The problem is every time I change my fitness minutes and goals, my caloric range that spark thinks I should have changes too, so while I have no consistendy with the fitness minutes, ie if I am sick, I change it to 15 min a day or what have you, then my caloric numbers change and I loose what I had preset. SO I dislike using the tracker. It is the best online tracker there is, it could be better.

4. speaking of food, I've been enjoying too many of starbuck's buttermilk blue berry muffins lately so back to making my own and keeping the caloric count for that down.

5. This goal pertains to the Vancouver Sun Run ( I'll be walking with my poles) to get me in shape for the 10 k - the recommendation is 30 minutes of walking a day, and increasing at a steady pace weekly. I'll be doing that as well as riding the recombend, and time at the gym to get my muscles in shape for that.

Building strong muscle is important to me, strong healthy muscle burns calories, fat does nothing but make me sick. BUT in order to have strong healthy muscles, I need to eat the foods necessary to build those muscles. I'll be reviewing what I am eating as well.

It won't be easy, some will be easier to do then other's but I'll pull my biggie gurl pants up and just getter done !!

Thanks for peaking in on me an Kartment. Wishing you all a spark smart evening.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TBWELLS01 2/14/2011 1:44PM

    Fifteen minutes of ME time. I'd love to have some ME time. I think I will follow suit and make it part of my goals too. I will speeak with hubby tonight and get back to you.

I've never been in a Starbuck but hear people talking about it all the time. They must have some wonderful coffees, hot chocolates, and cakes. Must be expensive though and I'm too cheap to part with a dollar that could be used on more pressing needs.

Some excellent goals here Lindie. I think people need to write them down and post them on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, or keep the list on the dresser. Seeing the goals keeps you mindful. I'm gonna write mine out too. That way, everyone will know what I'm aiming to do.

Thanks,

Becky

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RUFREE4T 2/3/2011 8:14PM

    I love the picture of Kartment. Cats can be so enjoyable.

You have set some great goals. Take them one at a time one day at a time and you will be surprised where you are by the end of the year.

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KRICKET57 1/31/2011 8:54AM

    You have some great goals, I especially like the first one. I agree, we never take enough "me time" so I may borrow that one for myself.

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IRENEHARPS 1/31/2011 7:41AM

    Great goals Lindie! I can only wish to be as determined and motivated as you are.

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DAIRYNURSE 1/30/2011 9:01PM

    CONGRATULATIONS LINDIE ON GETTING YOUR GOALS SET UP AND WROTE DOWN. I AM REALLY FEELING GOOD ABOUT THINGS THIS PAST WEEK AND WORKING REALLY HARD TO GET THINGS STRAIGHTENED UP SO I CAN BE ORGANIZED AND HAVE EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE SO I CAN FOCUS 100 PERCENT ON MY JOURNEY JUST HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER AT GETTING IT ALL DONE. YOU DID A NICE JOB WITH YOUR GOALS AND I NEED TO FOLLOW SOME OF THE SAME ONES.

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WALKINGWOMAN07 1/29/2011 10:38PM

    Great blog (as usual) Lindie. Good goals too. I too have set goals for this year. I am determined that this be the year that I get off the roundabout.

But the Sun Run thing - isn't it more than 30 minutes of walking a week? Not that I am keeping up with that, but I thought it was 3 times a week.

Irene in BC

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TWISTEDSTEELE 1/29/2011 10:19PM

    You sound like your having fun with this

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LECATES 1/29/2011 9:11PM

    RAUCOUS HIDES BEHIND MY CLOSET CURTAIN AND TRIES TO GET MY FEET WHEN I AM WALKING IN THE MORNINGS IN THE HOUSE---LOL---SILLY KITTIES. SENSIBLE GOALS!

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