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Goals for 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I've had my goals in my head for awhile and have been meaning to put them down in black and white but it has been just one more thing I've procrastinated doing. As part of the 5% Winter Challenge we are encouraged to write a daily blog identifying a new habit we want to develop, how we will develop it, ways to keep us on track and how to improve upon them. I am finding this to be one of the more difficult challenges. Why? Because I'm not a blogger! I've been with Spark since July 2011 and have only written 3 blogs. My family, friends and co-workers will tell you I'm the quiet one. I don't say much therefore I don't write much. My daughter even accuses me that I don't talk much on the phone. I'm just not a talker. of the new habits I wish to develop is to write more, open up more, be honest more. Ways to keep on track with it, hmmm. I'm still thinking on that one. Daily blogs are a start. Making a list and blogging on it later is also a start.

For my 2012 goals:

1. 20,000 fitness minutes this year. That is roughly 60 min per day. In my first 6 months on Spark I had 9400 minutes. Not bad but I can push a little harder.

2. Start making appointments for my workouts. If I write them in my calendar book, I'll be able to stick with them better.

3. Run 2-3 half marathons this year.

4. Continue tracking daily and increase my daily water from 8 glasses to 9-10 glasses.

5. Reach my goal by Spring! Work on maintenance and Have Fun!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THINRONNA 1/30/2012 5:40AM

    Great goals! I need to write mine down too now that I am healthy again.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/15/2012 4:15PM

  Love your goals, espeacially the marathons. Hope everything works out good

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CELIAMINER 1/15/2012 1:09PM

    Love your goals, especially #5! I'm working to meet my goal weight by the end of March and enter the maintenance phase, where, as DIVEGODDESS put it, I want to continue to improve, not just maintain. Good luck!

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FUNKY5RED 1/15/2012 10:50AM

    You have excellent goals! All of them are achievable and I know you will do them. Good job!

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ESKAMO2 1/15/2012 10:18AM

    yea! go mom! I like the half marathon goal :)

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HEALTH4MICHELLE 1/15/2012 6:41AM

    Great goals! I know you can achieve them!

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IONA72 1/15/2012 2:10AM

    With you every step of the way! emoticon

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BASEBALLMOM410 1/15/2012 12:13AM

    Great goals you have! I'm not a big blogger either so I know how you feel. You're off to a good start though! emoticon

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SHERIO5 1/14/2012 11:17PM

    Great goals!

Good for you stretching yourself, physically, and with your blogs!


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CANDOK1260 1/14/2012 11:11PM

    sounds like a GREAT PLAN

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MS_DOLLY 1/14/2012 10:02PM

    Wow what awesome goals for the year! You CAN do it!!!!

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TARAFROMTX1 1/14/2012 9:36PM

    Sounds like great goals!! emoticon

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SARAWALKS 1/14/2012 9:08PM

    Half-marathons! wow, awesome!
I don't dare put 20,000 minutes as my goal, I'm sure I would fail!

But the really important comment is - I LOVE your kitty photo - she is cuteness in a cup! emoticon

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