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2013 goals

Monday, December 31, 2012

Nothing majorly new to report on december's goals...I did consume water as my main liquid, took all my supplements (all ten pills), attended zumba two to three times (except when do got sick) and lost an unofficial two pounds!

I decided that I need to outline goals for the upcoming year. Although I am sure that my goals will change on a day-to-day basis, this is the basics of what I want to accomplish for the beginning of the year. Because I am away from home I have not weighed myself and will not weigh myself until January 2. It will be a surprise what I weigh and I hope it has gone down, even if it is simply a pound.

I would love to start my goals for the year aggressively however I am not sure how well I will be able to accomplish them. I do hold hopes that I could achieve them aggressively but I do know myself and sometimes I don't work as hard as I should. Therefore I am hoping to achieve a 1 pound weight loss per week.

I am currently looking into buying a Garmin watch. My original goal was to buy the watch and not allow myself to have it until I am under 200 pounds. I think this would be good incentive to lose the extra weight. My only issue with this is that the watch will be helpful for me in my training. I know that the watch is not essential to my training so I am toying with the idea of making myself lose the weight to use it. It's just really hard to do that to myself, I really want that watch. I was hoping to be under 200 pounds by the beginning of the new year, however I do not think that that is going to happen. The holidays were stressful this year and I know I over ate. I did manage to remain the same weight however I did not lose 10 pounds that I was hoping to you.

I really like the idea of having healthy incentives as a reason to help me lose weight. There has definitely been a health change in my head about incentives. my old self would have said something like, if i eat right all week, i can have something unhealthy on the weekend...bad theory, i know. Now i can say i don't intentionally do that anymore.....anyways, i am thinking that the Garmin watch, the connectable Garmin foot pod that will track my movement on the treadmill and a bike rack for my car will make a good incentive. I am thinking the watch when I reach 200 pounds. The footpad when I reach 190 pounds. The bike rack when I reach April's goal because I won't be able to bike when there is snow on the ground.

January's goals.

~ See my nutritionist.
~ Try a strength training video
~ run for a minimum of 30 minutes three days a week
~ Attend Zumba at least once a week
~ Try the new step class offered at the gym
~ Get my eating under control
~ Lose a minimum of 5 pounds

February's goals.

~ See my nutritionist.
~Attend Zumba or the step class once a week
~ Try a yoga video
~ Run a 5K At Winterfest
~ Actually try some fruits and vegetables
~ Lose a minimum of 4 pounds

March's goals.

~ See my nutritionist.
~ Attend Zumba or the step class at least once a week
~ run a minimum of 30 minutes three days a week
~ Do not over eat at the restaurant where I work
~ lose minimum of 7 pounds

April's goals.

~ See my Nutritionist.
~ Attend zumba or the step class at least once a week
~ Run a minimum of 45 minutes three days a week
~ Do not over eat at the restaurant where I work
~ lose a minimum of 7 pounds

May's goals.

~ See my nutritionist.
~ Attend Zumba or the step class at least once a week
~ run a 5K
~ Run the Broad Street 10 miler if I get registered
~Run the Buffalo half marathon on May 26
~Lose a minimum of 5 pounds

I know that I only outlined goals until may, however I do not want to put too much structure on this coming year because of all the changes that I am making in my life. I figured if I set up my goals for the beginning of the year I can revise them as needed and create goals for the end-of-the-year that better suit my needs.

There are many more running races that I want to attend. I do need to see if I can survive my first 5K and half marathon before I sign up for anymore. There is a 15 K and another half marathon in September and I am really looking forward to running. It is on the waterfront in the city and I think it would be very nice to run and have that kind of a distraction.
I've noticed that it is very hard to talk about running with other people. I know that they are only trying to help however it feels like they are discouraging me from even trying. My sister for instance, does not want me to sign up for any other running races in the future. There is a half marathon at the end of June that I was talking about running but she told me not sign up for it because she doesn't want me to get hurt from running and I should see how it feels. I know that she is only looking out for my health and well-being but I wish she could be more supportive of me. Sometimes it would just be nice for someone to say hey you can do what ever you put your mind too. I know I can do whatever I put my mind to, I mean I am running, I ran outside yesterday. I can do this and I want the support from my family. Maybe once everyone realizes that I'm serious about this, I will get it from them.

Anyways, I took the plunge and signed up for another half marathon in the middle of September! Eek, I also signed my sister up so I will have someone to run with! Now, I have 5 months to train and run, the another 4 months to get my time down (at least five minutes)... Completely excited!

That being said I would like to thank my spark friends for the support that they have offered. It's really nice to know that there're people out there that can care about a complete stranger's health. Again, I thank you for your support and I offer mine back to you in anyway needed.
I am very excited about the year to come and the changes that I am now ready to make my life.

So....welcome 2013... I know you will be a great year! I'm sorry I will be so busy using up all your days to get myself healthy, but for that reason alone, it will be the best year ever.....

So bring it on New Year, I'm ready for you!
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  • AKITA25
    It sounds like it has been a tough challenge for you. I have been there as well. 10 supplements seems like an excess check out my website and see what you think about these instead. Http://
    . Keep going with the exercise and changing your eating habits that will keep your encouragement going. Also try to do smaller goals instead of 5 lbs a month try to do 1 lb a week. Same results just a little easier to achieve and don't forget to reward yourself someone health. Take a long bath, buy a new outfit or music just for you. Good luck.
    1342 days ago
    Sorry you're not getting the encouragement you want with your running from family -- but your attitude towards it is very sweet! ;) I totally encourage you to run, to train, to set goals because I've always found that it keeps me going! The only thing I would suggest is that you do some strength training to prevent injury. But I truly believe that running is about the best exercise there is!
    1361 days ago
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    1364 days ago
    Great goals! Use your Sparkstrategies and you'll achieve them! Happy New Year! emoticon
    1365 days ago
  • MOVES327
    Great goals Kerrie! 5 months is a long time and an excellent plan to follow. You can always review and revise and append these as you start reaching them each month. You really seem to be turning a corner with your planning and approach. I am sure this will help you see the results you want. Keep tracking and running.

    1365 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Sounds like a plan! emoticon
    1365 days ago
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