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My March 2013 Goals

Friday, March 01, 2013

I didn't get in as many workouts as I would have liked to for February. I kept getting started on a streak and then two or three days later, take a day off (from working out). I didn't give up though. I just got right back up and started to workout again. I really was hoping that I would do better.

Then, I think to myself, why do I need to do s streak? I could just make a goal to work out 5 days a week and it would be more achievable to me. But, The times that I have tried to do this, I don't seem to have the motivation to keep going. I think that 5 days a week is too stressful for me. I push aside other things in my life that may need to take more of a priority and just think of making my goal. When I see a goal, I like to do it. I want to keep motivated and stay on track, but I also don't want to feel overwhelmed.

So, as silly as it sounds, I want to keep trying for how many days in a row I can work out for at least 20 MINUTES. I want to make this a goal for MARCH. I want to work out every single day and if I slip, I want to get back up again and try again. I know that this can be done.

I can even just go outside for a walk for 20 minutes and it will be something. I don't need to do TaeBo every day either. I really want to only do Taebo once a week. It really kicks my butt! I have three Jillian Michaels DVDs and 2 Sparkpeople DVDs. I am sure that even if the gym is closed, that I can and WILL make time to do a work out.

My other goal is to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. I need to make more meals at home and not buy things that are convenient. For example, I was going to buy some canned soup the other day and I looked at the label and saw that it had A LOT of MSG, A LOT OF SODIUM and tons of artificial ingredients. I want to make some from scratch and control what I put into it.

I am going to make a goal to eat healthier too. I am going to juice more and make more stuff from my fruits and veggies that I bought. I can find a way to get them in. I need to put healthy foods in. No more fatty grease, no more MSG, no more 600mg of Sodium per serving , no more high fructose corn syrup and no more proprolyne gylcol (a food additive that is also the active ingredient in anti-freeze).

I am going to make this month count!!! I am going to make this month matter!! I am going to make a difference and do my best!!!
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    great goals for march!
    1816 days ago
    A day of rest now and then is a good thing! And there's nothing wrong with working up to the number of workouts you want to do each week. Stressing about it just makes you feel badly about yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1817 days ago
    The main point about goals is to make them achievable. Sounds like you have thought this through.
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    1817 days ago
    you can do it! It doesn't have to be an every-day streak. the only way I can keep up with exercising every day is to accept that a 15-minute workout is good enough.
    1817 days ago
    emoticon You can definitely achieve your 20 minutes a day goal! If I can workout in a space barely big enough to fit my yoga mat, you can do 20 minutes! I'm going to set myself a few goals for this month also!
    1817 days ago
    Very wise and well-considered goals! emoticon My blood work over time has literally reflected my move away, by and large, from processed foods, and toward the perimeter of the grocery store. I've become a real "produce enthusiast," one who's really into asparagus, the last of the fresh Brussels sprouts, and the advent of gorgeous fresh, I'm almost counting the days 'til our local farmer's market is up and running for the summer/fall season again. Don't be surprised if your preferences don't make a tremendous shift...and it'll all be for the better.
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  • DEBBY4576
    As I read your blog, and saw the pictures, I realized how busy you must be. I didn't look at the 10 min a day of exercise challenge for 20 days that was in that comment, but it might fit your busy lifestyle. You may need help in making your own soups from scratch, due to time constraints, so be sure to check out the frozen section for vegetables. It's not fresh, but way way better than how you suggest you have been eating. I want to see you on a roll, but not too hard on yourself and burning out. You can do anything, you know that, but if you have had trouble staying in the "healthy lifestyle", you may have to find the easiest way to achieve your goals. Something is better than nothing. Good luck.
    1817 days ago
    Have you seen the new #streakintospring on the Daily Spark today? They're challenging us to do 10 mins a day for a streak for the first 20 days of March!
    1817 days ago
  • LZY0108
    Great Goals!! emoticon emoticon
    1817 days ago
    Being able to focus on one or just a few things at a time will help you be successful as opposed to focusing on too many. It just gets too overwhelming and causes things to backfire. You seem to have a handle on it and it sounds like you are setting realistic goals for yourself.
    Good for you. Keep pushing forward. March always seems to be the month everyone fizzles out. Dont fizzle out my friend.
    1817 days ago
    You've got great energy and motivation (and adorable kids)!
    1817 days ago
    Starting off small is a great way to reach your goals. Push for working out 2 days in a row. Do that for a few weeks then move it up to 3. Build up to it. Going all in at once is overwhelming.

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  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
    Good for you !!
    1817 days ago
    Solid goals!
    1817 days ago
    Awesome - you can do this!
    1817 days ago
  • KRANDALL0617
    Congrats on your goals! Twenty minutes is so obtainable - but why not think outside the box? Dance with your kids, play some soccer, clean house, all of these things make you active. The little things add up more than you'd expect. This is a link to a kitchen workout I do when I'm cooking. There's always a two or three minute gap where you can take time for a nano-workout to better yourself! Give it a try and believe in yourself.
    1817 days ago
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