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Hitting the Reset Button...

Thursday, May 02, 2013



Some of my friends on FB asked about the Reset plan I am currently doing. This is a plan I made for myself based on my current needs and goals for this month. It is a simple, back to basics approach and one which I truly feel will help me get back on track.

Why do I need this plan? Well, to be honest, I need it because I have failed to be consistent with my workouts and my strong nutrition and now, it is time I reach new goals and try to lose some weight in order to get back to where I was last year.

The plan is from April 29th - May 22nd as we are leaving for our vacation the 23rd. I am making my goals one week at a time. My focus for now is getting back to consistency and posting for accountability. I cannot think about my long terms goals as of now as they can be overwhelming seeing where I am now compared to where I want to be. So for me, I am taking my goals day by day and only one week at a time to establish a fitness/nutrition routine once again.

Week 1 - April 29th - May 5th

Goals - The main goal for this week is to get back to posting. Every day, I will be posting my goals and a short recap of the day before. What did I do right, where did I go wrong. Evaluate, then move on to the next day!

Week 2 - May 6th - May 12th

Goals - Repeat goals from Week 1, then add in accountability for foods!! I will be taking photos of my meals to increase my accountability and to bring a focus back to proper nutrition and portion sizes

Week 3 - May 13th - May 19th

Goals - Repeat goals from Week 1 and 2. New goals include listing details regarding my workouts. Number of pull ups, pushups, burpees etc... again, to bring focus on daily accountability.

Week 4 - May 20th - May 22th ( only 2 days this week as we are leaving....)

Goals - Repeat goals from Weeks 1,2 and 3....

*For Nutrition -

My focus is on two things. Greens and lean proteins. I am limiting my carbs as of now, especially since I am not currently in full marathon training mode. There is no need for a large amount of carbs for me as of now. My carbs sources will be from sweet potatoes, some fruits, quinoa and occasionally some GF oats....but not too much. Oats are my weakness :) For now, for me....I do best without them.

*For FItness -

I am getting back to what I love most, running and circuit training. My body responds very well to running in combination with sprints/hill intervals with strength training ( Push ups, Burpees, Pullups, Rowing, TRX and Medicine Ball work ).

*Small Daily Goals to focus on -

1. Stress eating. This gets me every time!!! I need to THINK before I eat! :)

I need to ask myself if I am really hungry or just eating to chill myself out or eating mindlessly while sitting at the computer. Before every meal, every snack -- THINK! Think about the quality of the food, the portion sizes....everything. ALL the little bites of this and that ADD UP throughout the day!!! Trust me on this one :)

2. Make sure I am drinking enough water. Not from coffee....which I am really good at doing :) But good old fashioned WATER!


As I mentioned in the beginning. This is a very straight forward plan. I have found through my years on this weight loss journey that it does not matter how simple a plan is, if you do not follow it, nothing in your life will change. Consistency has to be the foundation of ANY program. Regardless how you go about losing weight, consistency has to be key!!

In June, after we are back from our trip, I am starting another challenge, which will be 7 weeks long.

I cannot tell you how much your support and encouragement is helping me!! Thank your for taking the time to cheer me along as I try to regain my fitness and reach these goals....Thank you all :)
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KATZABELLAMAMA 5/7/2013 2:04PM

    Good plan for a reset, this is something I need to do as well.

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MINIMINIV 5/7/2013 1:01AM

    You are so right about consistency.
Your goals sound great and I really think posting every day will help. (This coming from someone who never posts goals anymore) I always do so much better with accountability, though.
Can't wait to hear how your reset goes!!!
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GODDESSOFHOME 5/6/2013 7:43AM

    Sounds good lady! I am all for consistency!

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CATREBEL 5/3/2013 11:00PM

    Love your plan! It is inspiring! I too need to get back to basics!

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SEEHOLZ 5/3/2013 10:32AM

    I think the most beautiful things in life are the ones that are SIMPLE. I agree with you about consistency-- that's what has always helped me as well.

You got this!

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SUEAZZI 5/3/2013 10:09AM

    Great plan and goals! emoticon

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MOINSDEMOI 5/3/2013 9:48AM

    I will be right there with you, Jen as you so succinctly summarized my goals, too. I need to THINK before I act and don't know why it is so hard to remember. You are my inspiration.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/3/2013 9:35AM

    Jen - you are very disciplined. I love the way you focus on something for 1 week then add the next week on top. emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 5/3/2013 1:12AM

    Going back to the basics is a good way to get back on track for reaching our goals.

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ANGELA76H 5/2/2013 11:36PM

    Great plan & goals! I'm right there with you! Time to get moving & get myself where I want to be. ;)

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ELIZABETH5268 5/2/2013 5:56PM

    You have such a good and rounded outlook on things and with that you will go far. Keep up the good work. I look forward to following your progress!

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BARCLE 5/2/2013 5:10PM

    Good plan and approach emoticon

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_JODI404 5/2/2013 1:38PM

    Excellent approach, You CAN do it!!!

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MOELIFE2LIVE 5/2/2013 1:06PM

    I really love the idea of taking a picture of your meals....I will be doing. You are an amazing woman and YOU CAN DO THIS!

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LOVINSHERRY78 5/2/2013 12:36PM

    sending lots of support your way...there is no doubt in anyone's mind that you can't acchieve all you set out too. good luck and i'll be keepin an eye out. you are a great inspirtaion...thanks!!

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CCBULLDOG 5/2/2013 12:22PM

    Excellent goals! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 5/2/2013 12:16PM

    You sound very on top of things! I love the little steps towards big changes.

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FLEURGARDEN 5/2/2013 12:09PM

    Great plan! Success is often in the baby steps, so resetting your goals like this is the perfect way to go.

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IGSBETH 5/2/2013 11:56AM

    Way to go!

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CHANGINGSAM 5/2/2013 11:45AM

    Great goals! emoticon

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MANLEYSANDY 5/2/2013 11:36AM

    Great plan, we all need to reset once and a while!!

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LILMISS40 5/2/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon Good for you!

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JACKIE542 5/2/2013 10:30AM

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BEANIES_MOM 5/2/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon Great plan and great goals!

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MBSHAZZER 5/2/2013 10:05AM

    Jen, your plan is awesome! You are so right, it can be totally overwhelming to look at the "big picture" - much better to break your big goal down into smaller goals that you can achieve faster.

Also, I had to LOL at the stress eating... I just blogged about how I'm so stressed, I cannot eat! I guess everyone is different! Either way is unproductive though because I can't exercise either - no fuel, not going anywhere!

Hang in there!

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MARTINIGAL413 5/2/2013 9:52AM

    Sounds like a great plan, Jen!
You got this!!
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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/2/2013 9:34AM

    You've got this! emoticon emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 5/2/2013 9:24AM

    what a great idea! GOOD LUCK!

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STEVIEBEE569 5/2/2013 9:11AM

    Way to go. I want to wish you much success with your Reset Button. emoticon

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NUTRON3 5/2/2013 8:56AM

    You are on your way

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FITFOODIE806 5/2/2013 8:43AM

    Wow, it's like I wrote this myself. We eat the same foods and snacking least the same way. Cheering for you to rein that in!!

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SWEETNEEY 5/2/2013 8:23AM

    I like that 'RESET Plan' I will use that in my blog. I am reviewing my goals for April to see how i did and I need to get the May goals and milepost organized. Yes, I need to RESET.

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NANNABLACK 5/2/2013 7:27AM

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HEALTHY4ME 5/2/2013 7:15AM

    I read on PIXIE_LICIOUS's blog... am I hungry enough to eat an apple? She uses that as a gauge.
If she is wanting to eat she says am I bored, lonely etc. then okay am I hungry enough to eat an apple - if so she does if not then you don't need the other stuff till meal time or whatever.

I am going to start incorperating it too, as I reach for other stuff and wasn't really hungry enough to eat an apple or carrots.

HUGS

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 5/2/2013 7:09AM

    A sound plan... and you're right, no plan that is not carried out will work! Go Jen!


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SUSIQZER 5/2/2013 6:56AM

    Looks like a great reset! Getting back to basics is a good way to start!

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KAYATLANTA2010 5/2/2013 6:43AM

    Excellent and inspiring blog! Thank you so much for sharing with your SparkFriends!
Kay

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BSHOSH 5/2/2013 6:26AM

    Great goals! Guessing I need a bit of a change up, just can't seem to get out of the darn 140's, ugh.....

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MARINEMAMA 5/2/2013 5:39AM

    Great goals!!! emoticon

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PMRUNNER 5/2/2013 5:20AM

    Sometimes simple is straightforward and easier to follow. Good luck! Spark on!

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ANGIE_MAC7 5/2/2013 4:54AM

    Excellent goals, simple and to the point! You can do it!

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