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March Goals


Sunday, March 03, 2013

Last year I was a part of a fantastic challenge team that encouraged a blog that outlined your goals for the month and then weekly blogs to review progress and keep on track. I really enjoyed the support and accountability those blogs provided. I've taken a few months off from doing these blogs and have missed doing them. So with March, they're back......

* 1000 fitness minutes. I had around 900 in January. 800 in February. Morning workouts have helped up my minutes but there is still much work to be done. Time to step it up. Plus, it's a long month so I have more time.

* Water, water, water. As soon as the colder weather hit, my water consumption tapered off. To help get my water intake where it should be I am drinking water before I have my coffee and have been adding warm/hot lemon water to my day. My goal is 10 cups per day.

* Back to the plank. I've let this goal slide over the past few months. I don't want to lose my progress. I will work on this 4 days per week.

* More planning and packing. I need to plan for and pack meals for those meals I eat when I'm away from home. My food choices tend to be fast and easy, not healthy, when I'm unprepared.

* Register for a 5K. I want to do 3 races this year. Better get moving.

When thinking about my goals for the month I debated about a certain "pounds to lose" goal. In the end I decided against it. I have done this in the past and have come up short and was disappointed despite the great job I did with my other goals. I've realized that if I'm treating my body right, I'm doing the best I can do. My body will choose how much weight it will let go. All I can do is focus on goals and choices to let that happen. That doesn't mean I don't have a number I'd like to see. It just means my monthly progress will focus on my goals, not the number on the scale.

Here's to a great March!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHANECODER 3/16/2013 9:17PM

    Great goals. Way to go passing up the temptation for a pounds lost goal!

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SIMONEKP 3/11/2013 11:14AM

    great goals

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ADDISONS-NANA 3/8/2013 8:04AM

    awesome goals ! I especially needed to read your thoughts on the pounds to lose...I started exercising about 6 weeks ago and I am so disappointed that I am not seeing the weight come off like I wanted too...1 pound , 2 pond losses a week when I am working my butt off... :( BUT you are right I am hitting my other goals...so I agree it is not about the number on the scale....my body will adjust itself...you are so smart! emoticon

The water is another one for me....I soooooo dislike drinking water...is it really important to lose weight? or just make us feel full? I never quite understood it...

Also I am going to put myself out there and ask a silly question....What the heck is a PLANK? emoticon

Here's to a great March!!

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SPARKFRAN514 3/6/2013 3:58PM

    Way to go about the pounds to lose.
I found this saying in an old box of stuff i was going though which was a spark goal .
Take care of your pennies and the dollars take care of them selves.
change a few words here for us and I am using this saying this month.
Take of your work out minutes and the pounds soon disappear emoticon

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AMY-MIMI77 3/5/2013 5:53PM

    sounds wonderful
& reminds me that time to get back serious about my goals
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WYTRIX 3/5/2013 1:28PM

    You have some great goals. Wishing you the best of luck!!! And thanks for being a great inspiration!!! emoticon

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KPETSCHE 3/4/2013 6:54AM

    emoticon

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NDKARIKARI 3/3/2013 11:36PM

    These are great goals! You've inspired me to create a similar blog sometime this week. Look forward to reading your updates on these goals!

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ORCHIDLADY56 3/3/2013 5:57PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 3/3/2013 5:00PM

    Great goals for March!! Like your idea about not concentrating on a number of pounds lost, that will happen while your working on your goals.
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SASSYLJB 3/3/2013 11:18AM

    I think you are in for a FANTASTIC March! Morning workouts work well for me! Sometimes I get wrapped up in family things at night so, the mornings are best for me! I do tend to get in a run or a bike class at night just to burn some stress!
As you I have to have at least 24 ounces of water in the morning, before I allow my self coffee. That way I know that I am on the right start for the morning! I have heard to add lemon may try that, I know citrus helps! You never cease to amaze me diamond girl! Keep up the great work!

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 3/3/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon goals for March!!! Good for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALYNN26 3/3/2013 8:53AM

    emoticon March goals. emoticon emoticon

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READYBETTY 3/3/2013 8:30AM

    It really does help to put the plan in writing. You have a plan that will work for you. Go for it and the scale will follow. You can do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/3/2013 7:47AM

    Here's to a wonderful March! I like your philosophy re: a certain # of lbs. off in a certain time frame. Sometimes it is not motivating! It's all about what works for YOU and good for you for thinking in terms of what will work for you!

Best wishes and hugs!

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