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31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions - January 5

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

today, Spark tells us:

Make a realistic timeline to stay on track. Deadlines turn wishes into goals. Give yourself adequate time to complete each action step and choose a date when you hope to reach your overall goal. If you
haven't started working on your goals yet, today is the day!

Well, the only one of my goals that I can and have attached a deadline to is for the time being, I am aiming to lose 10 lbs per month. This is very ambitious, but from where I am starting, I believe it is not an unrealistic goal, for now.. It may have to be adjusted, either right away if I stay on track, or in the future once I've lost some weight, but for now, that's where it is..

My other goals are all lifestyle related. I have been going through the motions of this healthy lifestyle for so long, that it is not at all unreasonable for me to set my goals to exercise 6 days per week as I'm not starting from scratch. But one thing I will say, yesterday I did only ST, because I thought it was time to change things up a bit, and I did not have that exercise high that I always get from cardio.. And you know what happens when I don't have my exercise high? I feel hungry and eat things I should not. I didn't go all out crazy, but I nibbled here and there yesterday. Could also be because I am one hormonal creature right now, but I think the lack of feeling like I'd worked out played into it. Gonna have to workthat through and see what I come up with.. I'll tell you one thing, no one will ever be able to accuse me of not trying to adjust and find the right formula for myself, not that I always succeed, but I do try...

I also have to say that last night, I spent some time watching the Biggest Loser. I didn't see it from the beginning, which I wish I had, and I have not spent much time watching it at all since it's been on, because I do have some problem internally with the public humiliation of fat people for the sake of television ratings and entertainment of others that I always perceived when I did see it in the past, and still have a bit of a problem with the fact that they have these very, very overweight people stripping down to no shirts for men and those silly "bras" for women, and the spandex pants for both, when they weigh in, I mean, really, a little dignity please, we can "get it" without them having to "show it," I believe. BUT, and that IS a big but, I'm thinking that for some reason, there might be something there for me these days. Soooo, if I can remember it's on and if I am around to watch it, I might just do that..

I'm late, and very determined to get on the bike today, so I'm off.. Baby steps, baby steps, balance, balance, balance..
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    Have I said "thank you" for blogging around these January goals that Spark sent out? I can work on them through you... LOL

    I did spend some time setting more definite goals this morning. First is that I will set an appointment on the schedule for my exercise and for most days it will be 1:30 p.m. School should be done (if not..it can wait), lunch will be done and I can easily put the kids in front of a video then. The days I can't make 1:30 I will be sure to get it on the calendar for the day. No more excuses!!! The second is to have alteratives on hand for when the snack monster or emotional devil rears its head. During the day...water or go do sit-ups on the stability ball..anything except EAT. At night I will get a mug of hot tea in hand or get my cross-stitch out.

    Biggest Loser.. I love this show even if they are stripped to their ridiculous weigh-in outfits. They know this is part of putting themselves out there! Last night there were some new twists and I think all good. Those unknown trainers (one at least will actually replace Jillian after this season) are killing it and we don't even get to see it all! I think for the reason they went on the show (to lose weight and learn how to make healthy changes) saying "I want the 4 weeks" was a great thing instead of just saying "I want the tried and true trainers." I usually find tidbits of inspiration each season.
    3620 days ago
    I know what you mean about not having the same "high" after a strength workout. I feel like I should have done more! Hope that you have a great day!
    3620 days ago
    Good for you for finding solutions that work for you! Go get that exercise high! emoticon
    3620 days ago
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