August Goals

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Weight & Measurements: It's official. I have stored my scale in the bathroom closet. I will be weighing myself on the 1st and 15th of the month and at doctor appointments (little choice there)! I will also take measurements on the 1st of every other month.

Tracking: I've done a decent job of tracking my food and exercise but will focus great attention here, finishing out my evening meal & evening snack (when applicable) and running my daily nutrition report each day. Knowledge is power and if I'm not completing my tracking 100%, then I don't have an accurate picture. That will make analysis difficult when I'm trying to figure out when I hit a plateau (seriously, I feel like I LIVE on a plateau).

Exercise: I will continue to strive for cardio (minimum of 30 minutes) 5-6 times per week and strength training 2-3 times per week. In addition, I will make every effort to get extra steps in every day and take the stairs whenever possible. I'll also park further. Every extra steps helps! I will also continue looking for ways to monitor my workouts so I'm working at 80-85% during my workouts and will continue to add variety (for example, I'm taking a "Bootcamp for Beginners" class tomorrow on my lunch hour and will be starting Tai Chi later this month.

Glycemic Index: I enjoyed my class this week and try to incorporate at least one low GI food to each meal (at the suggestion of my dietician). I believe I'm already doing this, but I'll pay particular attention. This will help with controlling my blood glucose in addition to helping to make sure I'm feeling satisfied.

Variety: I will work to incorporate one new food or recipe each week. It's easy to fall into a rut and eat the same foods over and over and over. That's boring and monotonous!

SP: I will continue to be active with SP and supportive to my team members and SparkFriends.

Fitness: My fitness goal for August is 1,300 minutes.

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