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What helps the most


Sunday, March 24, 2013

I was asked to think about what helps me most in trying to stay healthy and I have to say that goal setting has always been my best way to make lifestyle changes. One of the things that attracted me to SparkPeople is their emphasis on goals and specific tasks. So many of the motivation type articles talk about them that you can't miss it.

I have a book that I really like called 365 days of healthy living by Roberta Duyff. Her examples really resonated with me but she talks about Goals and Realistic Changes. Here are some of what she talked about:

Goal: Walk more every day
Realistic Change: Walk 15 minutes at lunch and 15 minutes at home after dinner

Goal: Eat more vegetables
Realistic Change: Eat salad 3x a week at dinner

Goal: Lose two lbs in January
Realistic Change: Skip 2nd helpings

I like these examples because it's easy to see Goals and how they are different from the enablers that make them happen.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIVELYGIRL2 4/6/2013 12:15AM

  Sounds like realistic things. Great!

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JAZZEJR 3/25/2013 9:31AM

    Fantastic--the goal and how to accomplish it!

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SHERIO5 3/25/2013 9:21AM

    I like it!

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WILSONWR 3/25/2013 9:15AM

    Nice and simple. Anyone can do this!!

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ILOVEROSES 3/25/2013 7:25AM

    Very easy to understand when it's shown that way! emoticon for sharing.

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/25/2013 6:18AM

    Great goals!

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GRANDMABABA 3/25/2013 3:25AM

    Great ideas!

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POPSY190 3/25/2013 3:06AM

    Clear and helpful.

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/25/2013 12:08AM

    Very straight forward and understandable examples!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/24/2013 11:52PM

    Makes alot of sense.

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