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April Goals

Monday, April 01, 2013

It has been awhile since I have made goals, as I have been very inconsistent with sparking and focusing on my health/weight loss the past few months. But this is a perfect time for a new beginning or fresh start. For me, April is an exciting month with the arrival of warm weather and spring growth - I feel more energetic and motivated each day. With that in mind, this month I will work on improving habits in four major areas that always seem to be most challenging for me.

Consistency:


I want to get back to good habits and do them consistently: eating 5 or more fruits and veggies, taking my medication/vitamins, doing at least 10 minutes of fitness every day, drinking 8 or more glasses of water, and striving to get seven or more hours of sleep each night.

Balance:


I tend to be an all or nothing type of gal. I get gung-ho over one thing and then neglect other areas of my life. This month I want to plan out each day with a variety of activities, balancing work and play, activity, relaxation, and sleep...and also giving my husband more attention at home!
Moderation:


Moderation goes along with balance, but I found out I need to have ut as a separate goal area, so I can concentrate solely on eating. I have tried to stay away from certain foods in the past, but I realize I will go back to them in the future, and when I do, I tend to eat them out of control. Instead, I will focus on portion control and eating my meals and snacks consciously, when I'm truly hungry, and then stopping when I am full.

Positive Attitude and Passion:


I definitely had the winter doldrums and felt apathetic and depressed over the past two months. I need to recharge my enthusiasm/passion for life! To work on my emotional state, I am going to meditate and get back to doing yoga. I am also going to write in a gratitude journal in order to focus on the good that happens each day.

Keeping track: It's all well and good to make all these goals, but following through with them is another story. I don't expect to be perfect with everything, but I want to hold myself accountable for how I am doing. I will do this in a personal journal, but also by rating myself in each area right here on this blog - a report card of my month! So I will be back here on a daily basis to report in. Hopefully this will help me keep focused on doing well.
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Scoring: 4 = great; 3 = good ; 2 = ok; 1 = needs improvement

4/1 Consistency: 3 Balance: 3 Moderation: 1 Attitude/Passion: 2
4/2 Consistency: 3 Balance: 2 Moderation: 2 Attitude/Passion: 2
4/3 Consistency: 2 Balance: 2 Moderation: 1 Attitude/Passion: 2
4/4 Consistency: 3 Balance: 3 Moderation: 3 Attitude/Passion: 3
4/5 Consistency: 4 Balance: 4 Moderation: 3 Attitude/Passion: 4
4/6 Consistency: 2 Balance: 3 Moderation: 2 Attitude/Passion: 4
4/7 Consistency: 3 Balance: 4 Moderation: 3 Attitude/Passion: 3
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CATHYGETSFIT 4/6/2013 9:15PM

    I really like your goals Amy! I know you've had a lot going on with getting your house ready to sell and Sean. It's time to focus on you and your health now though. I also really like how you are going to track your progress every day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LWADE1963 4/2/2013 12:47PM

    great motivating blog!!

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KEEPITUP05 4/2/2013 11:14AM

    You are so right about balance and moderation!! Keeping our lives balanced in all areas is definitely key. We will not always be perfect with our choices but if we keep trying and refocusing we will see results. I think most people do have some level of the winter blues..but that is what makes us appreciate Spring! Glad you are back at it!! Love this well thought out plan!! emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 4/2/2013 11:10AM

    It took me forever to finally learn consistency....now I'm working on other goals ...good luck and keep Sparkin'!!

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JAMARIGOLD 4/2/2013 10:15AM

    I love your well thought out goals. I see myself in a lot of your struggles so reading your goals helps me, too. Thank you for sharing. Have an awesome day!

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ROCKYCPA 4/2/2013 9:45AM

    Great goals! I wish all the success in achieving your goals - all 4's across the board!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/2/2013 9:01AM

    I like it - good clear goals to get you moving and grooving. I know you can handle it!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/2/2013 8:47AM

    Your goals are really great. You seem to have identified what you really need to work on. Good luck!

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CHALLENGER15 4/2/2013 8:13AM

    Well thought out!

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BLUEFISH1881 4/2/2013 12:37AM

    Have a great April.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/2/2013 12:24AM

    Sounds like a great plan! The winter doldrums can be kindof rough. This time of year is very energizing for me too, as I like all things outdoors, but I do not like cold weather.
I've found that making a weekly "plan" can be very helpful for me in terms of outlining basic meal/exercise and activities. It helps me stay balanced through the week and seems to make things a little easier when I don't have to plan last minute.
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RFJSJ50 4/1/2013 11:29PM

    It sounds like we're both working ourselves out of a winter funk!
I love the way you are planning to keep track of your goal areas on a daily basis.
Sheila

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MPETERSON2311 4/1/2013 10:15PM

    Wow! Great Job!


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