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Goals for the rest of May

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I read an article recently that you need 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day just to maintain weight loss - is it any wonder my own weight has been slowly climbing? I've been going to the gym for an hour 2x a week for strength training and doing some swimming a few times per week for the last 30 days - I'm stronger but I've also gained. (And some of it may be muscle, but more is birthday cake and banana pudding! ;)

SO, for the rest of May, I want to get 60 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise each day. That doesn't include my strength training which I do because I like it and it's relaxing! To try and count all my points or track my food now would be asking too much - I can't commit to all that. Once the exercise is a habit (and if studies are correct, in 30 days it will be!) then I will start my food diary again. Obviously I won't be inhaling cake every time I turn around, I'll still make healthy decisions as often as possible, I just find the tracking tedious and if I have to do that too right now, I won't do anything at all!

Today is May 13th; on May 20th I'll report whether or not I kept to my goal for the past week. A weekly blog is manageable I think, a daily one is not and monthly or biweekly, well, I'll forget to even do it! Right now I'm adding it to my ical to update it.

So my goal for the next week (7 of 30 days total): Exercise 60 minutes per day or a total of 420 minutes for the week, not including time spent strength training.
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