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Friday, May 10, 2013

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." - Fred Devito

The 5% Challenge starts tomorrow and I have been working on my goals for the next eight weeks. I am revamping my daily goals and adding on weekly goals and project goals. I was tempted to put down the daily goals I had been using, but I knew they were too easy and I needed to challenge myself to get out of this plateau I have been on for the past couple of months.

This morning I wrote them down - and was a little "scared" because I knew some were going to be tough to accomplish daily or weekly. I took a break - did some quilting (finished quilting the wedding quilt by the way - now to bind it). Then I got onto Facebook and the first thing I see is SP Motivation (quote above). So I'm keeping the goals I wrote down. I know it will be hard, but it will be worth it. I need the accountability to reach these goals and that is why I blog and keep track of my goals on a daily basis.

So here it goes....Goals for the next 8 weeks...

1. Blog
2. Follow trainer's nutrition plan strictly
3. Exercise minimum of 30 minutes a day allowing one day of rest a week
4. Achilles/Calf stretch routine - ice Achilles tendon
5. Made to Crave Devotional

1. Lying Leg Stretch - 3x's week (M-W-F)
2. Made to Crave - watch DVD, read book & do homework
3. Plan meals
4. Cardio = min 20 min a day, Strength (M-W-F)

1. 2003 pictures into album
2. Bind wedding quilt
3. Bind granddaughter's baby quilt
4. Quilt/bind 2nd baby quilt
5. Make baby quilt for daycare parent
6. 2004 pictures sorted, labeled, put into album
7. Sort/put away stacks of material (leftover from projects)
8. Clean/organize quilting room
9. Start Mahan quilts
10. Finish cross stitch baby sampler for granddaughter

Reach my 5% weight loss goal by the end of the Challenge

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    Good to see Plan Meals in there! Hubby used to say, "Fail to Plan= Plan to Fail." plans can be made when you are fresh, strong, focused. Last minute decisions are made when you are tired, hungry, rushed. NOT conducive to healthy choices!

    My menu plans this week included M - frozen tetrazinni leftovers (not a low cal night ... But very tasty), T - chicken fajita stuffed peppers, W - salmon, Th- bean burritos (with left over beans from fajitas). Fri is hubby's night to plan & cook :-). The weekend days are open, but I'll probably plan the night before so I can take something out of the freezer to thaw while I am at work.
    1594 days ago
  • LADYBUG1943
    I think you will make those goals, as you have others in the past. Way to go!

    1595 days ago
    Your goals have been set high! emoticon emoticon
    1598 days ago
  • KPACE7
    Great goals. emoticon
    1598 days ago
    Great goals.
    1598 days ago
    That's quite a list, but you can do it Carrie!
    1598 days ago
    What great goals for the next 8 weeks! emoticon
    1598 days ago
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