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Tracking Goals

Monday, November 04, 2013

Tracking is important. It really can be a helpful tool to see if we are doing well or not. The last couple weeks I seriously fell of the exercise train. I am not exactly sure what happened. One day I was seeing the scale go down day after day than I went out to eat and I threw my motivation out the window. Anyhow, I decided even through my working out hasn't been the most consistent, I decided to see what my average workouts this month were.

Drum roll please.

I did 19 workouts in Octobers which equates to be 3.8 a week. My goal was 4. I am going to say I achieved that. I am really happy with that and it helped me get motivated about November. My November goals are to work out 5 times a week and workout in the morning!

I can lose weight. I just need to give up a hour of sleeping and get my tush to the gym. My dad is a very early riser so I am going to recruit him to be my early alarm clock. He can be kinda annoying in the morning but I like to think I am used to it.

In addition to my goals, I saw a picture about a week ago that made me realize I can no longer deny I am not 160 anymore. I HAVE gained 20#.

For the folks that do not know what I looked like when I was 160...

It is not a bad picture. But, I can see the extra weight on me. And, I just don't like it. I want my body back. Only one person can do it, too. That'd be ME! So, I guess it's time to start the next chapter of this journey. The chapter will be when we make a mistake. It is about picking ourselves up and getting to it. It is about NOT giving up. This time it will be different. This time I will be losing weight while dating someone, while juggling a full time job, while juggling a full time life. It won't be easy but than again it won't be the same either. I have done this before but these are different challenges. But, gosh, darn it, I CAN and WILL do it!
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  • GEORGE815
    Go for it!
    1567 days ago
    Hi Savannah.........
    I have NO DOUBT that you will do it. Look at all you have accomplished so far. emoticon
    1568 days ago
    You are a champion and I know you are going to do it.
    You always inspire me with your enthusiasm
    1570 days ago
    You are my new hero! Thank you for adding me to your friend's list. I have added you as well. I'm watching my granddaughter for the next week so I am not doing my normal Sparking. I hope to get to know you. You have done very well I must say! Love the positive attitude.

    1570 days ago
    emoticon I, too, love the photos. Glad to see you were recently in my neck of the woods. Love Lake Superior!
    1571 days ago
    emoticon Love your pics!!!
    1571 days ago
    I was thinking today about some of what you said. I have a different take altogether and I hope you'll bear with me here.

    Why do we set ourselves up for battle when it comes to changing our behavior and doing something we feel is in our best interests? Why do we make it so difficult? Why do we struggle so much with integrating healthy acts of kindness for ourselves into our daily lives. Isn't this supposed to be something good? Isn't this supposed to be something we look forward to each day? Isn't this supposed to BE our life?

    So, here's me someone who physically works 6 days a week and sometimes 7. I bring all my raw food already prepared to work. Yes, it's a pain! Yes, I get stares and looks from strangers. But my clients know it is normal.

    I am very physically active as a lifestyle but I want to be able to do more! Am I crazy or what? Time will tell! And I'm not in any hurry.

    So, back to you. I think you were lovely then at a lower weight and I think you are lovely now. If you want to lose 20 lbs I support that and will root you on every step of the way. But please just simply let it be part of your life including all those you care for.

    I missed you!
    1571 days ago
    You can totally do it. You have not even come close to bailing out on exercise and fitness. You just need the focus, which you clearly have found. Go get 'em, girl!
    1571 days ago
    Savannah: I think you have a good goal, and you met it! Good job!!! All we can do is our best and you are. Progress, not perfection, right!


    1571 days ago
    You did great with the exercise.
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    1571 days ago
    Great blog! Great attitude! Good for you.... emoticon

    I know what you mean about those pictures! I can almost cry sometimes when I see them....I think denial is so powerful....That picture can always snap me back into reality fast.....You can do it...Keep pushing! emoticon emoticon
    1571 days ago
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