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2012 Goals

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I seem to be getting a tad bit better at the goal setting and actually making it happen! So I am putting my 2012 goals out there. I will be printing them off also, so I can post them where I can see them daily throughout the year. I totally reset all my stuff here on Spark, so all my previous tracking and measurements are gone. I am starting fresh for the new year!

1. I want to lose at least 35 pounds this year. My eventual goal is to lose 65 more pounds, but that is apparently to big a number for my brain right now. Losing 35 pounds will also put me at another small goal for me, which is to fit into my size 12 jeans (you guys know the ones--that one pair of jeans that do not stretch at all!!).
How: I will be utilizing my January partner from my Twilight Challenge Team, Mamachef, and also using text notifications to cry out for help! I will track my food at least 6 days a week, and stive to keep within the parameters Spark has set for me.

2. I want to run in a real 5K this year. Last year I was able to do the virtual one, and this year I want to experience a run with everyone else!
How: I am re-starting 5k training and taking it slow once again. I am dragging my boyfriend into this one also. I am gonna make him run it with me! We will find a race that we can afford and go from there!

3. I want a nice long streak of exercising 90 minutes or more a week. My record is only a lowly 10 weeks. This is something that I need to become consistent on anyhow. I have not been consistent with exercising in years.
How: I will start by going to the gym or apartment fitness center at least 3 times a week. If this is for my 5k training only to start, I will work up to cross training as the year moves along. I will start strength training at least 3 times a week (to start). I am wanting to join the January Challenge, as soon as I find out what is wrong with me knee.

4. Go to bed earlier.
How: Get the apartment cleaned up and kept clean. Prepare my lunches when I get home from work so I am not running around at midnight trying to get it all done right before I go to work. This will be hard for me to start, as I am a night owl by nature. Being off work for so long spoiled me rotten, and now I have to get back up to at least 6-7 hours of regular sleep.

I am also going to try and post monthly goals for myself and keep those posted on the fridge where I can see them every time I want to go mindlessly eat on the weekends or at night.
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RUNNINGSUSHI 1/9/2012 3:06AM

    You've got some great goals. I particularly like the one about sleep as I never get enough myself. How is it going so far?

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SHELOG 1/7/2012 12:18AM

    Hey Alley. Great blog and great goals to have set. You know what you want and you know what you have to do to achieve it. You'll do great.

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BFMONICA 1/6/2012 7:57PM

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PUOKGIRL 1/6/2012 3:44PM

    These goals all sound completely do-able. Just stay focused and you can do it!

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_LINDA 1/5/2012 10:41AM

    Good for you!! That is taking the tiger by the tail!!
Have a accountability buddy -great, having a workout buddy -boyfriend even better!! I wish I had a before photo of me at my heaviest -198 lbs on my tiny frame -and I would put that up in my kitchen as a stark reminder not to stuff my face and mindlessly snack again, but I was very camera shy, and in fact, always took the family photos so I wouldn't have to be in the shot. I also hid behing the tallest members of my family when I did have to get in a photo, very smart, was I.
Wishing you all the best in 2012 for a rocking year!
Elliptical and water workouts would be best to keep the pressure off the knee...
Good luck with your goals!!
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MICHCLEARY 1/4/2012 10:18PM

    Way to go! Putting it out there always helps! Keep on pressing towards your goals and don't give up - we have Breaking Dawn 2 this year and you want to be able to rock the jeans at the last movie right???

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MAMACHEF76 1/4/2012 9:46PM

    Looks good girl!!! Now...I need to go make one of these for me! ;)

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JERSEYFLOWER 1/4/2012 8:52PM

    Fantastic goals! Some of them are similiar to my own. It's amazing how much better it feels to wake up rested.

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FATHINSN 1/4/2012 7:00PM

    You reminds me to update my personal streaks, I think they are too outdated!

Any new Fitness Minute goal for 2012?

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POOKASLUAGH 1/4/2012 4:11PM

    Those sound like reasonable and rational goals! You can do it.

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