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Choosing my next goal

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I am getting very close to my second 10% goal. My first goal was 25 pounds, then my second was 45 pounds (25 plus 20). I have set my goals in 10% increments rather than trying to pick a number to end at. I have no idea what I want my weight to be. I just want to look better and be healthier. I find myself thinking about what's next.

My progress has been a little slow because I started with small changes and have been working my way up. I feel very confident about my calories and tracking. I think I have learned those skills. I still have to get exercise to become a regular part of my life. I did nothing before I found SparkPeople. I have easily worked 3 short walks (about 15 - 20 minutes) a week into my routine. I tried the 28 day boot camp but only made it about 20 days before I got frustrated. It is a good video, I just had hit a plateau and blamed it on the exercise since it was the only thing I changed. I need to make exercise more of a priority.

It's kind of fun to think about my next set of goals!

What I plan to do is set another 10% goal but give myself a longer time to lose it. So that would be about 20 pounds, which at a half pound a week would make 40 weeks. That's a little too long. 6 months would be a good amount of time for that much weight.

On top of that, I am going to focus on more exercise. I need to do something everyday. I want to complete the 28 day boot camp. On days I'm not doing the bootcamp I want to walk longer. I want to try yoga and pilates. I've read some articles on here that really recommend the stretching and core work benefits. Maybe I will take up tap dancing again. I want to be stronger and more toned. At this point I think this is as important as the weight loss.

How do I put the exercise into a solid goal? I'm not sure yet. Maybe 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes? That sounds like I could do that. I haven't been able to do it so far so I'm going to have to push myself.

I like that SparkPeople lets us choose our goals and gives us the tools to achieve them!
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    I need to meditate on this blog for a bit before I can respond to it properly as you would like, but I love what I am seeing. You are focusing on more than just one thing without letting go of the things you need to maintain. I burst with pride for you, and am very positive and hopeful about the changes WE want to make for ourselves and each other. You continue to be my is time for me to look at more than just the calorie wagon, and begin to see what other vehicles I should ride. We'll chat about this later and come up with some firm and focused goals for both of us.
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    Comment edited on: 11/9/2012 8:31:00 AM
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