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December/Holiday Goals

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ok, so goals...haven't had a lot of time to think about them, but just going to write what comes to mind and makes sense!

#1 30 mins of exercise 5-6 days a week. Even on Thanksgiving and Christmas, try to fit something in to combat the big dinners and hard to resist desserts

#2 Keep weight in check, if it looks like I'm gaining anything, it's time to start calorie counting again and get it under control so that I start Dec. and end Dec. with the same weight # on the scale!

#3 Be selective in what events I chose to attend, I may not be able to skip a family dinner, however I can cut out a lunch with a friend that's not necessary and instead just meet and hang out. Lunches/Brunches with family/friends have been picking up in the last few months and I think I need to watch how many times per week I eat out or eat larger meals.

#4 At ALL holiday events, eat light earlier in the day, and keep check on how much I eat at an event- do not over-eat. Desserts are fine, but need to be small portions and limited. Obviously if I can exercise a little longer on these days, that would help.

In addition, either the week after Xmas or the first weekend in the new year I will be doing the Dr Oz 3 day Detox Cleanse. I wanted to do it now, but I think it makes more sense to wait until after the holidays as a good way to clean out all the junk!

The last few days after I blogged I've been doing better and feeling better about where I am at. I looked back and 2 years ago I was a little over 30lbs heavier than I am today! And, I may be a 5lbs heavier than last year, but I realize at a certain point I can't be "perfect" and I should be happy with my healthy middle range BMI, I am strong and have built muscle. I have never been this light of a weight for so long probably since college which was when I really started that battle with the extra 10-20lbs. SO, THAT is what I will be thankful for this year. My health. My strength. My new attitude and dedication and perseverance with my exercise. This also marks the longest period of time in my life where I was exercising on a regular basis for this long- it's been TWO years since I joined Spark to lose my extra baby weight and a little more. TWO years of commitment to a healthier body, wow. :)
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