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May Goals for Health (A&I Challenge May week 1)

Friday, May 04, 2012

I feel like I put the same goals each month, but this is what I think works best for me right now. I never actually do them all so it's also something to strive for. Because I have goals in other areas of my life, I decided just to list these as my goals for health.

1. General Health
=Weekly monitoring of blood pressure with DH.
=Track body-fat % in addition to weight for future determination of how to make that work for me in terms of goals.

2. Nutrition
=Stay in calorie range and eat for health, strength, and stamina, avoiding empty calories of refined sugar & alcohol. For me personally, that means 200+g carbs a day and 100+g protein a day and keeping fat 30-50g.

3. Fitness
=Maintain physical therapy schedule to prevent injury: at least 2x/week.
=Stay in training mode=18-24 miles/week of one long run and two shorter runs.
=Maintain strength training, 2-3x/week.
=Cross-train 3-4x/week. Bike, pilates, intervals DVDs, & swim.

4. Races
=Complete the May 6 half-marathon injury-free and have fun doing it!
=Select and register for at least one more 2012 Half-Marathon after the one scheduled for May 2012. Ideas: 28 October LA Cancer Challenge (10K), 4 November Santa Clarita Half Marathon, 9 December Holiday Half Marathon.
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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/7/2012 11:02PM

    Those are pretty great goals, why change them!
Congrats and fantastic job on your half marathon!

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BARBIE176 5/7/2012 10:18PM

    emoticon goals Ann. I think it is okay to keep working towards the same goals until you have them down. Remember, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! emoticon Just stay focused! emoticon emoticon

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CASSCAMP 5/7/2012 10:02AM

    I think that your goals are great and very direct and consistant. I think that having goals that stay that same is a good idea! I also envy how far you are running, one day I will get up to that point I hope.

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AMYBELLES 5/6/2012 9:02AM

    Ann, I think that keeping consistent goals from month to month makes total sense. I always have similar goals, and also don't reach them every month. I like how you are so specific with each goal with exact numbers - I have to do more of that. I have a long-term goal of running in a 5K one day...your runs give me motivation to start conditioning myself slowly by running more on the days I do my walk/jogs. I am thinking of you today, and hope that you have fun doing your half-marathon, and that you finish without any injuries! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/5/2012 4:59PM

    I like how you categorized your healthy goals. They are well defined and attainable yet tough enough to challenge you. It's good to write down our goals even if we don't achieve all of them. I hope that your race goes well tomorrow and that you have fun. You're doing great! emoticon Keep up the good work!

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DSCHAMBERS 5/5/2012 12:06AM

    Ann, I like your healthy goals! You can do this. Keep up the good work and have a successful month.

HUGS
Debbie

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SHOYER 5/4/2012 11:19PM

    Being very precise and specific allows you to see where you are and where you need to "try" more. I think sometimes I am afraid to put down exact measurements and numbers for that very reason.
I hope your race this weekend goes well and that you and DH has a great time. You are an inspiration to me, and I hope one day to not live quite so vicariously through you and more truly through my own attempts.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 5/4/2012 10:33PM

    I like your goals. You are choosing things that are hard but doable for you and the things you think will give you the most success. That works.

What are you doing for cross training. Running and strength training go hand in hand. Is there something else you haven't done but are thinking about? Possibly challenging your body to learn another discipline would give you more. Maybe it isn't something that will work for you. Just an idea.



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TUFFYBIRD 5/4/2012 7:36PM

    Written goals are good, I think. Even if we don't achieve every one, writing them down keeps them in our awareness and that can only be a good thing.

Keep on keeping on - you're doing great. emoticon

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