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My Goals for the Next 12 Weeks

Thursday, September 13, 2012

During the next 12 weeks, I will make fitness a full-time job. The payoff can’t be beat! (As I am currently under-employed, this is perfect timing!)

We are the sum today of all our own choices - Dr. Wayne Dyer. In the next 12 weeks I will make choices that will cause me to be a better person. This is the beginning of the realization of one of my short- and long-term goals - to get in shape physically, mentally and spiritually.

I have pictures of myself at my ideal weight, my family, my favorite car and boat clearly posted by my computer, and my favorite motivational quotes near compute, bathroom mirror and bedroom mirror.

I will not let my team down. I will put for my best effort, not just participate.

I will spend a minumum of 6 hours a week on Spark.

I will walk 15 miles a week - at least 1 mile a day 5 times a week - and at least 20 minutes 3 times a week will be outside.

I will do strength training 10 minutes 5 times a week.

I will move it just for fun at the pool, or in my living room - dancing, hula hoop, whatever fun moving I’m in the mood for 15 minutes a day, 6 days a week.

For each 5 pounds lost, I’ll get a new O.P.I. nail polish and a fun new fragrance of body lotion from Bath & Body Works.

I will plan out meals 7 days in advance, to be sure I have everything needed on hand. Have smoothie ready in fridge at all times to alleviate any urge to munch or to curb hunger between meals.

My food already well-stocked, with a running list on the ‘fridge.

I will track all food and water consumption and exercise on Spark. I have been religiously tracking food intake and water for the last 8 weeks, will continue to do so.

I have a picture of my water bottle where my water bottle should be, which is near my computer monitor, so if I see the picture and not the bottle, then it’s time to get the bottle!

“Before“ pictures - oh, yeah, I did. Can’t believe I did, but I did. Posted in previous blog and in SparkPage pictures.

For Me I will: Continue Journaling

Go to bed by midnight and be up by 9 a.m. No computer after midnight. To help me get to sleep, I will journal, blog, read in living room before bed.

Spend ½ hour a week making photo album for my parents for Christmas.

Use Bath & Body Works scented moisturizer daily.

Water aerobics minimum once a week - love that stuff!

Enrich my faith with inspirational movies/TV shows, books, as well as church.

Go outside at least 10 minutes/day to appreciate nature (no matter what the weather).

I expect to see the bigger picture of Spark. I am not in this alone. Spark exists because there are thousands of people who have gravitated towards this site.

I want to feel a better sense of community. Here, I am not alone, but I am a part of a network of like-minded, helpful, encouraging individuals.

No set weight I expect at the end of 12 weeks. Following The Plan will reap its own rewards, best of which will be a renewed confidence in myself.

What is important to me? God, Family, Friends, My Self. And I know that if I don’t take care of My Self, I’m cheating everyone else.

Limit “playtime” on computer to 90 minutes a day, freeing up precious time that need not be squandered but put to better use elsewhere in my life.

For self-esteem, I will read one book a month to bolster self-esteem, inspire me, or somehow improve my mental health.

Before I say “I promise myself“, I will stop and consider if I will be able to keep that promise to myself.

I will update this blog along the next 12 weeks, adjusting and tweaking these goals as needed.

Best Wishes!


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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Congrats on having the most fitness minutes in the BLC20 team! You're attitude is inspiring!
    2097 days ago
    Aloha Monday Island Sister! How have I missed this well thought out and amazing set of goals for our challenge?!* You have the plan, the goal, the promise to yourself set out such that you will soon be checking off items emoticon and have a emoticon of Opi colors and plethora of scents in your reward treasure chest! All of your Island Sisters will be stopping by your cabana for manis/pedis and lotion!

    Sparkpeople is an amazing resource with a community for anyone and everyone. If you have a passion, there is a team for it. If by some slim chance not, you can start one and be the leader!

    If you have the time, there is a team!

    How are you doing in week two of our challenge sweetie?

    emoticon your blog. See you on Azure!

    Together we CAN!!!!!!
    2098 days ago
    emoticon You have a great plan, very well thought out! I know we are on different teams but good luck with BLC20! You have an awesome attitude and a positive outlook! Take care and be well.
    2104 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2012 10:51:39 PM
  • LISAMG1220
    I love this blog! You made some great goals! Good luck with them and know that I am right here rooting you one!! :)
    2105 days ago
    Wow! Awesome goals that seem to reach beyond losing weight to taking care of yourself and enriching your faith. I LOVE that! And I liked the idea you're using this time of being underemployed to make fitness your full time job. You can do it!
    2106 days ago
    WOW! you did an awesome blog on your goals. I have to remembre how you did some of this. LOVE YOUR PROMISE TO YOURSELF , only if you can and know you will. great tool

    I do that when I go shopping now, if there isno place to put or use it then I can't buy it! LOL
    2106 days ago
  • EILEA73
    emoticon Great goals!! You can do it!! emoticon
    2107 days ago
  • ~ELLE~
    Great 12 week plan and rewards!! Good luck!! emoticon
    2107 days ago
    emoticon You are SO Right! YOU are NOT alone! It's amazing how many of us are out there if we just reach, ya know? I look forward to supporting you over the next 12 weeks! We are so gonna ROCK this!
    2107 days ago
  • JHUSTO01
    Wonderful goals and rewards! I can "feel" your enthusiasm through this blog, it's that strong! Good luck along the way! :)
    2108 days ago
    ambitious plans but you seem to have a strong push to make your life what you want it to be. Good for you! emoticon
    I am thankful that I saw your huddle post on DWeighIn, as we have a lot in common.
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    2108 days ago
    2108 days ago
    Wow! Great goals!
    2108 days ago
    That's quite some Blog!! Lots of goals for you to do and it definitely sounds like an 8-12 hour job!! Good luck to you!!!.

    Judy emoticon
    2108 days ago
    emoticon It may not be 100% easy, but those are great goals to have! Thanks for sharing! It truely gives me something to think about as well as motivates me to want to reach my goals! emoticon
    2108 days ago
    This is a great plan! emoticon
    2108 days ago
    Finishing some classes within the next 10 days...back to a regular fitness routine for me too
    2108 days ago
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