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New year, new goals, new me!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I have a problem with being a perfectionist. It is a really big problem in fact. So, in an effort to overcome this problem for 2013 I am quickly typing out my goals for the year and will post them right away. They may change and grow as the year goes on, but at least I will have something to start with, something to aim for. After-all, the key is to be moving forward because you can always change direction as long as you are moving forward. emoticon

This is the year that I want to finally achieve my goals. Not just work towards them, but do what it takes to actually get where I want to be – where I know I can be! My dream is to drop enough size that I can pose for photos when our youngest graduates in June and be proud of how I look. I have wasted so many once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities because I either didn’t take photos or hated the photos that were taken.

Cardio -

I want to get in at least 13,000 fitness minutes for the year. Get in some good long runs, but also some fun things like dancing, biking, hiking, etc. I also want to start snowshoeing, but I need to find someone to do it with me. This goal breaks down into 1084 minutes a month or 271 minutes a week. This is completely do-able even on super busy weeks.

Strength training –

Recent research has convinced me that this has to be a big part of my workouts in order to achieve my goals.
-At least 10 push-ups, sit-ups and leg raises every day. This is very achievable even on a busy day.
-3 Bowflex workouts a week – or I can substitute something similar if I feel like it, the key is getting in some good muscle building, sculpting strength training.

Healthy Eating -

This is also a big key to achieving my goals. I need to get serious here, but also make sure I maintain balance.
– Eat clean as much as possible. Home cooked meals are better every time! Cut out virtually all snacks and eat on a consistent schedule. This also helps my tummy feel better…hard to explain, but proven to be true.

Healthy Sleeping

My life is super busy, super hectic most of the time. But I know I need more sleep. I don’t do myself any favors by being so tired that I can hardly think. So in an effort to make goals that I know I can achieve, here they are.
-Get a good 7 hours of sleep (or more) at least 3x a week with one day of sleeping in on the weekend. I know this isn’t 8 hours every day, but believe me this would be such an improvement in my life.

Reduce Stress

This is going to be a tough one this year. I know this. However, I am going to work on savoring the moments, planning fun things and drinking a glass of wine and relaxing every once in awhile.

I think this is it for now. I look forward to the journey of this new year together! I have enjoyed reading new goals for my Spark friends! This is our year! Happy 2013!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRP1114 1/30/2013 9:29AM

    Can't believe I missed this one... Great goals girl. I really hope you have had better luck so far with yours than I have had with mine! You are going to rock this year ;-)!

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KATHIERAE 1/3/2013 4:47PM

    Oh yes emoticon

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VERONICAVW_140 1/2/2013 3:46PM

    Those look like great goals! I especially like sleeping better. I am an extremely light sleeper. So any little noise or disturbance wakes me up and it is very hard to fall back to sleep. Which leaves me tired the next day. I want to make more of an effort to get better and longer sleep this year. Goodluck with all of your goals!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 1/2/2013 12:07PM

    Awesome plan for the new year!! You've got all the bases covered! :)

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CAROLYN_ROSE 1/2/2013 10:12AM

    strength training is super important in this journey! Glad to see you will be incorporating it as well!

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JILLYBEAN25 1/1/2013 11:35PM

    Totally achievable! I know you can do all this [and more]! Happy New Year!

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MISTYBLUE716 1/1/2013 5:29PM

    those goals sound great!!!!!!

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CAMEOANDLACE 1/1/2013 3:19PM

    I totally understand. I hope your goals work for you!

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MYBULLDOGS 1/1/2013 2:52PM


it is never to late to start.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.

i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..

i walk 15000 steps a day.

i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.


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