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#107 - November Goals.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Not the best month. I took about 2-3 weeks off this month due to shin splints and lack of motivation. I'm not proud of this. However, I am proud that I turned it around. I will say that I reached my weight loss goal of 152 lbs this month! Woo hoo!


November is here, and it's time to work. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. No more excuses. No more giving up. It's time to make some serious progress. Here are my goals for November:

1. Do one plank a day.

I'm not good at planks, so this is a great way to improve as well as to work my entire body especially my core.

2. 30 miles total for walking/running.

Right now, I'm doing about 24 miles in a month. I was doing about 36 miles when I was training for my 5K. I want to work my way back up to that number.

3. 90 minutes of ST a week.

I started going to the gym. Last week, I managed to get in about 3 days of ST (20-25 minute sessions). This month, I want to do 4 days of ST (20-25 minutes each). Two days will be devoted to lower back, quads, and calves. The remaining two days will be dedicated to chest, biceps, tricpes, and upper back. I will pick two days randomly to do abs.

4. 20 minutes of cardio per day.

For each day that I exercise, I'd like to get about 20 minutes of cardio. Thursdays might be a little less since I workout in the morning, so time might be tight. We'll see.

5. No soda.

Soda is tough. Sometimes I can go weeks without it, and sometimes, it's all I crave. So, I will attempt to go an entire month without soda!

6. At least 4 cups of water a day.

This one is a big deal for me. During the week, I have no problem getting 8-10 glasses of water in, but the weekends are my biggest struggle. For some reason, I just can't seem to drink my water like I should, so this will be a challenge.

7. No more snoozin' in the morning.

It's nothing for me to hit snooze 5-6 times in the morning. However, with the holiday season fast approaching, I need to get to work early to make up that time (I don't get paid holidays). Plus, I read an article that said hitting the snooze only makes you more tired. For the next month, it will be one alarm. That's it.

8. My weight loss goal is to be at 149 lbs by the end of the month.

That will mean that I have 30 days to lose 3.8 pounds.


November will be my month. I'm not going to let it pass me by. It will be productive. It can be your productive month too. Just remember to make every exercise session count.

"So again I urge you: anytime you consider blowing off that workout for a million reasons, think twice. #makeitcount.
...embrace the 'me time.'
...remember that not everyone is able.
...not everyone has the opportunity.
...not everyone can #makeitcount."

-EatDrinkBreatheSweat blog
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    Good you got what you got done emoticon
    2026 days ago
    Congrats on meeting goals. Your November plan looks great!

    Keep Pushing!
    2029 days ago
  • C8TSON
    emoticon Glad to see you back! Your goals seem to be very realistic, attainable and challenging! emoticon emoticon
    2029 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Well done on reaching your October goal, and it is good to know I am not the only person who hits the snooze multiple times

    Have a great day
    2029 days ago
  • SBRAN833
    Sounds like you have a GREAT plan set up!! :) You will dominate November :) and those three pounds ... psssh, you'll surpass that, I'm sure!! :) Working out in the morning is definitely one of my "needs improvement" areas. But I'm proud of you that you reached your 152 goal!! I'm always here if you need motivation :)

    Lets make November a no excuse month!! :)
    2029 days ago
    Great goals!! You are going to rock November!!

    2029 days ago
    I was just thinking about you this weekend and wondering how you were doing! Congrats on reaching 152, that's awesome. Sounds like you have a great plan in place for November.!!

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