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Well, hello there, ZUMBA, old friend + goals for living!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This morning I said heck with the shred and did Zumba for Wii instead. Sometimes we need a change in routine, right? I did my favorite routine set and when it was over I was soooo surprised at how fast it went and how easy it was... well, except that it makes my bootie really sore. Perhaps this is because the shred has not been easy? I don't like free weights, but they give good results!

I stepped on the scale this morning and I have lost 1 lb this week. YAY! I'd love to lose 6 lbs more, but this time I am really trying not to focus on a number, just on HEALTH! Hubby & I have talked about TTC at some point next year, and I not only want to be my healthiest for pregnancy, but also to have developed my own healthy habits & health routine so that I can pass those on to my children.

So, in talking about healthy habits, in no specific order, these are the goals I would like to have as an every day routine (just like brushing my teeth) by the time I have kids:
- multivitamin/prenatal vitamin
- 60 oz water minimum
- plenty of spinach and green leaves each day
- less processed sugar, replaced with natural sugar (found in fruits and other natural sweets)
- more, more, more veggies!!!
- exercise 5 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes, using a variety of methods (zumba, DVDs, running, power walking, dancing, hiking, outdoor activities, etc.)
- ST for a minimum of 10 minutes at least 3 times a week
- change to using most (if not all) natural products (hair, face, body, household, cooking, etc.)
- live frugally, finding deals & couponing (not to an extreme) as much as possible
- have an organized home & life, with a balance of structure and spontaneity
- develop a consistent routine of spending time in God's Word & prayer
- journal and/or blog consistently, documenting life and memories
- be an ACTIVE mom!!

I'm sure I will be adding to this list as I go, but that's it for now. As I look back through my goal list, I am pleased to see that I have made progress in all of these areas. Now the challenge is to do them all consistently enough that they become every day habits without having to work so hard to remember them!
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  • JIBBIE49
    Having kids is such a stress, so learn to be organized. Working, paying bills & dealing with children takes a lot, so have a system. I used Pam Young & Peggy Jones' "Slob Sisters" system of 3x5 cards, which worked for me. U have to keep clutter down & not buy a lot of stuff u don't need. emoticon
    2470 days ago
  • JESS0107
    Wonderful goals and congrats on the weight loss!!!
    2472 days ago
    That sounds great! We have very similar goals!
    2472 days ago
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