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A list of my goals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My SparkCoach activity today was to blog about my goals, to narrow them down to fit the SMART and positive criteria. So here we go.

1. I would like to lose 38 pounds by April 1st.
2. I would like to eat as many natural foods as possible every day.
3. I would like to meet as many nutritional ranges in the Nutrition Tracker as possible every day.
4. I would like to work out every day (unless I'm sick, like I am right now!) with a strength and a cardio routine
5. I would like to drink AT LEAST 8 cups of water every day (this is my hardest goal to achieve, oddly)

These are kind of vague but that's my program: to lose the weight, to eat as many natural foods as possible, to meet the nutrition ranges in the Tracker, workout in some way every day (cardio and strength), and to drink at least 8 cups of water. If I stick to that program, and I intend to, I'll be pretty happy.

I do have small goals, weight wise, in between now and 38 pounds. With the weight I am now, I have 14 pounds more to go before I get to the lowest weight I had with Sparkpeople the first time (2011). But I consider it a victory with each five pounds I lose.
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    Those are great goals. I've heard a lot of people who don't like drinking their water do better when they use a water bottle with a straw or a cup like you get for soft drinks (with a straw). I don't know why, but it's easier to mindlessly drink water while you are working or studying or whatever when you can just sip it. Weird, but true for a lot of people.

    1934 days ago
    Good goals. Don't do strength training on the same muscle groups every day. Your muscles need time to heal. Try doing legs one day, arms the next, and core muscles on the third. Or just do your complete weight routine 2 or 3 times a week. You can do cardio every day!

    Eating more natural foods is a great goal for all of us. You can hardly go wrong with fresh fruits and vegetables along with lean meat or fish.

    1935 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    Those are great goals! How many pounds a week does that average for your weight loss goal by April?

    I know you can do it!

    1936 days ago
  • X5X52000
    1936 days ago
    You can do it!!! :)
    1936 days ago
  • CANDICE293
    Hey Lindsey, those sound like really great goals! You can do it! emoticon
    1936 days ago
  • EVEMG12
    Getting in 8 cups is so hard for me too! The only time I make it is when I work out. I try everything, I keep a Nalgene at my desk, flavor my water with lemon, etc. Nothing works.

    Hang in there! You're doing awesome!
    1936 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    That's about 2+ Lbs a week which is certainly achievable. Strength training adds to muscle structure and was a mainstay in my losing 38 Lbs. Muscle burns calories even while at rest. Stronglifts.com proved to really challenge muscle growth. My mantra, "Muscle is my friend, fat is my enemy". May God bless your progress, Earl emoticon
    1936 days ago
    You goals are great. I suggest you replace "I would like to" with "I will" for nothing is but that thinking makes it so. (Shakespeare)

    Maker Today a Great Day!
    1936 days ago
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