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2013 Goals

Saturday, January 05, 2013

My goals are about what to DO, not what to achieve. I can only control what I do, not the results. Obviously I hope for great results. But my goals for 2013 are about what I can do every day, not by what date I will have lost a specific amount of weight. If I put these things into practice, I will definitely be healthier in 2013.

1. TRACK MY FOOD. This is a strategy that really works.
2. DRINK TEA. Herbal tea, decaf tea, green tea...Tea is a better choice for me than plain water. It's hot, and I have to drink it slow. It's not something I use to "wash down" a meal or snack. Teas and herbal teas contain antioxidants and other plant compounds. It's healthy and it works. This is a daily goal for 2013.... 4 cups of tea.
3. MORNING WORKOUT. This is another past strategy that I know works for me. I'm an early riser anyway. I need to have a workout planned the night before so that I know what I'm supposed to do in the morning, I need to jump into my workout clothes as soon as I get up, and then get right to the workout. If I do the morning workout, even if all my other workout plans fall apart during the day, at least I know I will have done one good workout. I tend to choose cardio over strength training, so I'll have to plan a balance of strength and stretching in every morning workout. Its not either/or.... it's some of each.
4. LUNCHTIME WALK. This has been a staple of my exercise plan for the past 12 years, and it will continue to be an integral part of my plan because it works. Obviously sometimes the weather is a problem, so I always give myself permission to skip the walk if the road is slippery underfoot, or if the shoulder is not wide enough because of snowbanks, or if it's pouring rain. But most weeks I'm able to walk at least 5 days of the week for 2+ miles.
5. EAT CLEAN. Choose to eat produce and avoid processed foods. Less meat and more veggies. Aim for at least 9 servings of veggies/fruits per day.
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    Great plan.
    I find that if I do a morning workout, I am able to put in an evening one as well. I am also a cardio junkie emoticon but working on a balance.
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    1894 days ago
    Sounds like wonderful goals!! emoticon
    1896 days ago
    Great Goals Mica!

    Drinking more tea and walking are things I need to do more of too,
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    1896 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan, way to go!!!!!
    1897 days ago
    I wrote these goals on Jan 1.
    1. So far I have been faithfully tracking my food.
    2. I've been drinking tea every day, but not quite meeting my 4 cup goal. I'm working on it.
    3. Morning workout ... I have not got back to that routine yet. I'm planning to resume my morning workouts on Monday Jan 7.
    4. Lunchtime walk - I skipped my lunchtime walk on Thursday and Friday, as I was working through lunch to make up hours lost for taking my Dad to the doctor. I'm back to walking today.
    5. Eat Clean... yes, I've been making good choices. I made the 9 servings of fruits and veggies on Friday, but fell short on the previous days. I'm working at it!

    I'll continue to report my progress on my 2013 goals weekly.
    1897 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 1:24:35 PM
    good luck
    1897 days ago
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