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2013 Goals . . . Better Late Than Never


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So, I know that this is a bit of a delayed post but I did not want to rush it. I wanted to get my thoughts together and making some meaningful resolutions/goals for the 2013. So here we go.....

1. Goal weight by the end of the year of 145 emoticon
I am currently at 174 after the holidays. This is an ambitious (especially after last year) but possible goal (loss of less than a pound a week) but it is something I can strive for and it will bring me much closer to my goal weight. Even if I do not quite get to 145, I hope to make a decent dent in it this year.

2. Work out 5 Days a Week but don't beat myself up if it does not happen emoticon
Okay, so there is a bit of a back story to this. I currently have some issues with my thigh (muscle, IT band, not quite sure). I have talked to the doctor about it and she gave me some direction and told me to call her in a month if it is not better. Therefore, I can currently not run (that is what bothers the most) and have to watch it when I work out. I have also been icing and heating it as much as possible. Anyway, I have had to modify my working out which is frustrating, but necessary. I want to get better and get back into my normal routine (long term goal). For now, I have to be patient and do what I can do while not beating myself up about it.

3. Learn to be a mindful eater emoticon
If you have been reading my blog you know that last month I stopped counting calories. I had been counting for about 2 yrs and had gotten a good idea of what I should be eating to stay with in my range. Problem was, I was obsessing over calories leading to binging and other problems. I was hard to do but I think it was the best decision for me, for now at least. So I going to keep that up and just be more mindful of what I am eating. I will not lose as fast (slow = sustainable) but honestly, I was gaining weight by binging. I will probably not be fully there by the end of the year, I am just looking for progress

4. Declutter my apartment emoticon
This is something I have been meaning to do for years, I need to get rid of the things I do not use.

5. Read more emoticon
I do not take time to read as much as I should/want. SMART goal is 12 books this year.

6. Take a breath emoticon
There are times, too frequently, that I get wound up and anxious. I want to get more of a handle on that.

I will start me monthly blog of goals for the month to help me along next month. I know that some of the goals are not S.M.A.R.T. as there are not real measuable qualities but I still wanted to include them. I am sure there is something I am forgetting but these are the goals for this year. Good luck everyone with your own goals and here is to 2013!

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JANEMAR2 1/23/2013 3:45PM

    Excellent Goals.

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JULESJET 1/23/2013 3:33PM

    Those are fantastic goals!
Keep them in mind as you progress!

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AIMEE1983 1/23/2013 2:33PM

    These are great goals! I have some of the same goals; for example, goal weight by the end of the year, reading more and taking a breath! I know what you mean about counting calories. I at one point was obsessing over it. I would eat a cookie just because I could, not necessarily because I was hungry. Or would only eat half of my dinner so I wouldn't go over and then ended up going to bed cranky and hungry.

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