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August Goals

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I can't say a whole lot for the month of July since I didn't get my butt back on to Spark until the last few weeks. But I'm here now and that is all that matters.

I want to make my goals achievable so they will be baby step goals.

-I would like to lose 5 pounds this month
-Begin running again, shooting for at least 3-4 times per week
-Making an actual weight training schedule and completing it at least twice a week
-Doing a yoga/stretch work out at least once a week
-Taking the dog out for a walk at least once a week
-Getting back to my weekly blog posts

Here are a few things I'm wishy washy on:
-I would like to finish out my two weeks of no dairy (completion date - Aug.6th)

What I'm unsure of here is if I actually want to attempt to add it back into my diet to target the source of my problem. I have been feeling much better even though it has only been one week. I'm some what frightened of how I will feel if I put any sort back in to my diet. I do not particularly enjoy eating the most fake butter in the world, so I think I will add regular butter or margarine back in. But as much as I LOOOOOOVE cheese and I HATE not being able to eat it. It really cuts out a lot of extra calories, and fat that I was consuming daily. I didn't realize just how much dairy I was eating. So I'm still unsure on my exact plans for all this.

Also as much as I really would like to lose 5 pounds this month, I'm going to try not to focus on "losing weight" as much as I would like to focus on getting in to a routine again. Making exercise a regular thing and building up my running base again.

Lastly ... one of the most challenging things for me. I need to limit my alcohol intake. And eliminate any sort of cigarette smoking. I cannot keep making excuses that it's ok to smoke 1 or 2 or 5 cigarettes just because I have a little head buzz. First off, I'm not a heavy heavy drinker, but I do drink a few times a week, a beer or two or a glass or two of wine. But some times at parties, or gatherings or just having friends over, I have a few more. The problem here is my will power for not smoking goes RIGHT down the drain and I'm surrounded by smokers. So I'm in hopes that taking down the drinking will help with the urges to smoke. I cannot continue to smoke, it makes me feel guilty, it makes me feel obtuse, and embarrassed. Most of all it makes me so damn sad, that I will sit there and continue to smoke thinking of the people that I knew that have passed from cancer, old and young, friends and family, and the others that are currently still struggling. I haven't wanted to admit it, but I need some help to stop.

Ok that's my rant and goals.
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