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Goals for BLC22

Monday, June 10, 2013

1) Track my food intake daily--the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've been doing pretty well, so there isn't any one thing in the food area that l feel needs more work. But I have been slacking off a bit on tracking, and I know that it is vital to success.

2) Gradually increase my exercise. I have to be careful not to overdo it and reinjure my Achilles tendon, but I need to get moving more. I will start with strength training four times/week for 15 minutes and cardio 5 times/week for 20 minutes, but will work in exercise minutes during the day as well. By the end of the 12 weeks, I plan to be back to Planet Fitness a minimum of 5 days/week for a combined cardio and ST workout of 50-60 minutes.

3) Get back into the routine of doing my daily stretching and core exercises. I have been slacking off lately, and I need to do these to keep the Achilles tendonitis and arthritis at bay. I can start doing this NOW, and I want it to be a twice daily habit by the end of BLC22.

4) Get to bed earlier, get at least 7.5 hours of sleep/night, and get up earlier. When I don't get enough sleep, I don't make good decisions. When I don't get enough sleep, I overeat. When I don't get enough sleep, it takes me forever to get going. When I don't get up until 9:30 or later, half the day is gone before I finally start to tackle a task. It may seem like sleeping is a waste of time, but I know that I waste more time when I don't have enough sleep.

5) Be happy with progress in the many forms it comes in--not just the number on the scale, but feeling healthier, stronger, and more balanced; knowing that I am taking care of myself; acknowledging NSVs. I think it would be a good thing to post in my journal or on my personal page one note of positive progress every day, just to remind myself of how well I am doing on those days when it might be easy to think otherwise. I'll give it a go and see if it makes a difference.
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    Get number 3 going again for sure. You've made steady progress, you should be patting yourself on the back on a regular basis. emoticon
    1739 days ago
    You are SO right. Those NSV are huge. Once they start adding up the scales will follow. Plus it is really about being healthy and feeling good. emoticon
    1739 days ago
    emoticon I especially like the focus on NSVs!
    1740 days ago
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