My Goals for 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I am new to the whole blog thing, so bear with me please. Listed are the goals I want to achieve in 2011.

1. Stick with a healthy eating plan. Mediterranean life style eating was my doctor's recommendation, so this is my new life style plan. This will require me to prepare my own meals, to stay on track. But I will not deprive myself of an occasional meal out. Everything within reasonable limits.

2. To become more physically fit. To do this I must commit to exercising in some form every day for a minimum of 30 minutes. No excuses. I have a large collection of various exercise DVDs, and will walk 2 miles a day outside weather permitting. Just making sure I do something for 30 minutes to get my heart rate up, and burn calories.

3. I will do strength training at least 3 times a week. Everyone....this is where I need to be pushed. I just can't seem to find the time for the strength training. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, making me accountable would be great.

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  • no profile photo SANDSPARK1

    sandspark1 hello to dctyler61

    I like your goals for 2011, good luck. I hope you reach your goal weight. How dose the mediterranean diet work. have a Happy New Year

    3378 days ago
    Good luck on your goals. Post on the team forum with a weekly update on how you are doing with your goals. This will go a log way with accountability. I look forward to reading about your success!
    3381 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7591302
    Hi there and welcome :)

    A good way to incorporate strength training is to just do it after your cardio stuff.
    Maybe just do 15 minutes of cardio and 15 of strength training on those 3 days a week.

    And remember that it is better to start with small steps and work yourself up then be overwhelmed right from the start and become frustrated and lose motivation.


    You can do it!
    3381 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1997201
    I have come to love strength training more than any other type of exercise. I used to find it intimidating and confusing, but I read some books and learned to create my own strength training routines. Believe me, once you see some results, you will love it too!!
    Do some research in books or here on Spark about strength training. Follow some routines provided here, then branch out on your own. Learn a bit about the muscles you are working--I was pretty clueless but understanding the basic anatomy of it is really helpful.
    3381 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2010 3:06:04 PM
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