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Review of October & November Goals!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Wednesday & Happy almost Halloween! I am not dressing up tomorrow at work because we have a client meeting. If I didn't have the meeting, I would probably wear my costume!

Self Review of October:
I reached my 1,500 fitness goal minutes for the month! I got about 1750 for the month. I am really happy with that! I think this Fall 5% Sparkteam is motivating me to push pretty hard!

My 5K race went pretty well! Only one of my friends ran with me. I got 34:12. I am very happy with this time especially since I didn't do enough training. Every time I run a race, I want to train more! It will be tough with the cold weather coming in. There is that treadmill here but... I just can't get myself to use it that often! My friend wants to do another race in the spring. She beat me by 5 minutes, so hopefully I can catch up to her next time!

I haven't had any french fries or tortilla chips since the beginning of October. It is tough, but I am glad! My boyfriend is also giving it up because he knows how hard it is for me. He tells me how he is struggling giving them up! It is true- we get so used to having certain foods at certain places, and it is tough not having them!

I have been doing my best to stay positive. I am tested time and time again with negative situations. But.. I do my best to be realistic about what is going on. It may take me a few days of feeling bummed out before I pick myself back up, but I can't let the bad things take over! Life is too short to be completely overwhelmed by the bad things. There are too many good moments I would miss!

Lately I have been trying to eat on a regular schedule. It definitely helps keep grumpy Kimmy away. I just need to have some food & I Don't get moody! When I feel like I am getting hungry around snack time, I am drinking some water and/or chewing gum first. If I am actually hungry, I will have a snack. Sometimes I forget that I was craving something to eat! I have been trying to have a bigger breakfast in the morning too. I haven't had the chance to do it every day, but I hope to keep trying to do it more often! I would like to make my own breakfast (with oats maybe?) It is tough for me to plan this stuff out when I am not home at night, but I will try to make it work!

November Fitness & Food Goals:

-Cardio Kickboxing - Mon & Fri one more time
-Find a new workout place for November
-Get at least 1500 fitness minutes this month
-Try new recipes (without dairy)
-Stay under 160 pounds
-Keep tracking my food
-No french fries & no tortilla chips.
-Stay positive the best I can
-Eat on a semi-normal routine so I don't get as grumpy
-Drink Water when I feel hungry and wait and see if I am actually hungry or not.
-Eat more fruits & veggies as snacks
-Have a bigger breakfast and/or have 2 parts of breakfast spread out

Other goals for November:
-I would like to save more money & spend less! Christmas is coming "soon" & I like to make gifts for my family. Instead of spending a lot of money, I will be doing a lot less this year. If I have time before Christmas, I may make some chocolate covered pretzels for my family members. It doesn't cost a lot for the supplies & they are pretty tasty! I just have to make sure I don't have many!
-I want to spend more time with my Mom. I love her & I don't see her that often even though I live here! We are going shopping on Saturday, so that should be fun!
-Spend more time talking/being with other family members. My Grandmother is 94, and I keep putting off seeing her. I NEED To make time to go visit her. She only lives 45 minutes away.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CVRONEK 11/2/2013 8:29AM

    Oh I am so very proud of you for your October accomplishments.

I am also loving your November goals for fitness, but especially your "other " goals!

I, too, love making Christmas gifts and saving money in the process. What fun!
My daughter is very good at doing that, too.

SO glad you are spending more time with your mother.
Ashley and I are planning a short trip, together, next week. We can't wait.
Yes, it is important that you see your Grandmother more. How wonderful that she is having such a long life and has good family around.
My mother just turned 89. Her grandchildren and I try to have a supper together, once a week and although everyone is not always there, we have Thursday nights a s the time to make our best effort.
She really looks forward to it.

I don't know you well, but you really have a good head on your shoulders and I know you will do well with these goals! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 11/1/2013 8:46AM

    Sounds like a really successful October, and I love your goals for November! So glad we are emoticon together! You are doing great!!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/31/2013 8:04PM

    Keep up the great work!

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MTNGRL 10/31/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon emoticon You rocked October!!!
Excellent plan for November! emoticon

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MONAKIN314 10/31/2013 2:07PM

    emoticon job in October and emoticon in November. I need to make more time for family too (I go an email the other day from my Dad that just said "See you soon??!!"). Guess I should add that to my November goals.

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BATCHICK 10/31/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon job on your October goals!

I'm sure your November will be even better!

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CHRISGORGME 10/31/2013 12:37AM

    emoticon for October
emoticon your November goals

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JENRAQTAY87 10/30/2013 10:55PM

    Awesome goals! I am going to have to set some small goals for November too! We are getting into the really difficult months now starting tomorrow! emoticon

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OKIE2006 10/30/2013 9:53PM

    Great goals. I also want to spend less money in November. It's hard for me to stick to a budget though.
Good job on meeting your fitness minutes! :) 1750 is a lot!

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DALID414 10/30/2013 9:47PM

    emoticon with October
emoticon with your November goals

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ROXYZMOM 10/30/2013 9:29PM

    Nice goals! Your mom and grandmom will be happy!

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ROCKPORT9 10/30/2013 8:57PM

    Great work on October goals! emoticon Wonderful goals for November! I tried the slow cooker chicken salsa spark recipe tonight...adding black beans last hour. We had it over rice without sour cream on top. You might like dairy. Hugs, Laurel

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PJ2222 10/30/2013 8:56PM

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