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Am I really going to try this again? Yes, I am! I really need to make some changes and live out my goals. I seriously need to get my act together, for my health, my family, my life!

I have a new yearly planner and went through a course on crushing your goals that focuses on starting with big goals and breaking them down into monthly, weekly and daily actionable steps.

My big goals for 2018 are to lose 80 lbs. (6-7 lbs./month) while learning consistency with my food and exercise plans, to step up my homemaking skills to really create a space that is inviting for family and friends by decluttering and organizing now that our renovations are *almost* done, and to pay off debt.

My 45th birthday is June 30. I want to reach One-derland by then. That's 45 lbs in 6 months, 7 1/2 lbs a month.

My short term goal is to reach my 5% weight loss by the end of the challenge, if not a little more. I have tried many times, sometimes with success, but too many without. I am hoping and praying that this time will be different. I'm a little nervous, not wanting to disappoint myself or my family. I think as I gain confidence with my plan and warming up with activity to get me moving, that I will be ready to take this challenge head on.
Being sensible with my plan and really focusing on it while keeping the goal in mind, I'm sure I'll make it. I also want to branch out and do more fun activities with my family. I want to be more consistent with my activity. I also want to get my eating under control by tracking and portion control.

I really want to grow in my relationship with the Lord. I plan on getting up before the kids and having a consistent quiet time, participating in Bible study classes at church and online, and reading devotionals and Christian living books.

To meet my goals I'm going to break down my plan into four areas: Fitness, Nutrition, Spiritual, and Personal/Everyday Living.

Daily 15 minutes activity
Cardio 30 minutes, 2x week+
Strength 2x week
Walking/Swimming/Biking/Hiking/Bowling for fun

8+ glasses of water daily
Stay within calorie range
More lean protein
More fruits and veggies
Watch my sodium intake
Limit snacking and emotional eating

Bible reading daily
Journal daily
Complete a Bible study
Daily devotions with my family

Personal/Everyday Living:
Spark daily
Track food and exercise daily
Weigh in weekly
Date night with Hubby 1x month+
Read 15+ non-fiction books
Budget effectively to pay off debt (just the mortgage!) and save
Clean and organize my house, room by room

I really want this time to be different. I want to reach my goals and see big changes in my life. With God and the support of my family I know I can do it.

2018, here I come!

Member Since: 1/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 28,157

My Goals:
To eat healthy foods, drink LOTS of water,and exercise regualry to lose about 80 lbs.
I want to be a more active and involved mom.

My Program:
15 minutes activity daily

Cardio: 30 minutes
2x week+

Strength: DVD 2x week
Core DVD 2 x week

*Bonus* walking/swimming/biking/hiking for fun

8+ glasses of water daily
stay within calorie range
5 servings fruits and veggies
lean protein
limit snacks

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Be still and know that I am God...

Psalm 46:10a

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