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Sunday, February 24, 2013

OK, so here I am (mostly) ready for my second challenge. My first one went pretty well and I was mostly impressed with my commitment to it.

Please feel free to comment or add ideas regarding my goals.

So my new goals:

1) Find some calm: I am really struggling with a lot of stresses in my life at the moment, work, wedding planning, work again for good measure, my weight issues and following eating plans.... too much at once.
I used to meditate, and also attended a teaching circle that did guided meditation and I miss that.
So my goal is a daily quiet time, either actually attempting meditative states again, or just a time out.

2) Tackle the weekend beast: So this is my biggest downfall, I allow the weekends to be, well too often a free for all and my careful food planning and tracking goes out of the window. I have already made progress with not starting the chaos of weekend on a Friday, but still Saturday and Sunday are easily messed up. I did really well at the start of the last challenge, so I am going to make a plan of action about dealing with weekends.
1- A higher calorie range at weekends than weekdays but still following clean eating, food plans, but with some planned in wriggle room.
2- Being vocal to my fiancÚ that I need to do this for my health and happiness as its not good to feel so much guilt.

3) Exercise: Being honest that exercise has never been my "thing" so I'm going to try for a more consistent approach to doing "something" rather than a particular task. That means I can focus on the effort and habit of exercise rather than the guilt of not achieving a certain number of a certain thing. I think we can all agree habits are important to build and I feel this is a sensible approach to something I'm struggling with.
So my actual goal is 20 minutes at least every day of a physical activity of my choice (walking, swimming, or exploring new things).

4) Life Goal: Archaic Paperwork: Contact registrar here where we live, register our marriage (and pay up!), contact registrar where we are actually getting married and book them (and pay some more), so we have an actual time for the wedding! (it would help) This means we can choose our ceremony and see about adding our own vows and things.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ME_HERE_NOW 2/26/2013 12:08AM

    wiggle room is important, both food and exercise wise, otherwise we revolt!! moderation at all things, intake and output. you've got this lil lady, can't wait to rummage for your flavours tomorrow!! :D

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QTEALADY20031 2/25/2013 6:03PM

    Pookie, very good goals. I have to say I too am guilty of straying on the week-ends. Sounds like you have that "me" time and just take that time each day! YOU can do it!! emoticon emoticon June

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MADTHENURSE 2/25/2013 6:51AM

    I'm also a weekend grazer... We are always on the go on the weekends which frequently means multiple meals at restaurants... It also means that my exercise time is limited (and yes, I could get up earlier but I don't). I love your goals! I'm going to try to plan a little better for the weekends, too - even if it is just choosing healthier when eating out! Good luck!

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SHIRLEYX 2/24/2013 10:33PM

    You have thought out your goals and just writing them out helps immensely. Your wedding will be wonderful.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/24/2013 10:14PM

    Excellent goals with a nice focus on wellness for you - I especially like that you are looking a ways to relieve stress and focus on exercise. Exercise may even really help with stresses.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/24/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Your plan sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing it!

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JMHERRING78 2/24/2013 5:00PM

    Great goals! I may have to steal the one about weekends! Those are one of my biggest downfalls. My weekends are just too busy to worry about food sometimes, so I end up eating bad, but yummy things and feeling guilt for it later. But it sounds like you've got a good plan for tackling the weekend and staying on track!

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KITT52 2/24/2013 4:13PM

    good plan....
remember exercise is important but find things you enjoy ...

I do like idea of talking with your partner, it's easier when everyone is in on the plan...

you go girl, you can do this...

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WOUBBIE 2/24/2013 3:34PM

    Totally with you on the "exercise". I just can't make myself do something that I find to be such a mind-numbing waste of time. Listening to music while walking on a treadmill makes me want to chew my leg off to escape the trap. Walking five minutes across the building complex to use a bathroom far far away, on the other hand, gives me a mental break from my desk and I get to snoop in all the conference rooms along the way. ("Hey! Why is Internal Controls meeting with the Accounting group?!" Crap! New protocols on the way!!)

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ROCKMAN6797 2/24/2013 3:29PM

    These are doable goals Pookie.
Looking forward to reading your blogs about actually accomplishing them!
You got this!


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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/24/2013 2:40PM

    I think these are excellent goals. Weekends are my biggest downfall with food and exercise. I may adopt a few of your goals on this one = )

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KATHYJO56 2/24/2013 2:08PM

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