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The next 10 weeks

Monday, December 10, 2012

So I am starting my first spark people challenge. I don't really know what to expect, but I plan on getting the most out of it as I can. I hope to lose as much weight as I can, while also staying motivated and accountable.

I struggle with keeping up on workouts. One bad week and I'm back to sitting on the couch or at the computer all day. For these next 10 weeks I want to focus on exercise and diet, instead of my weight loss. I will still weigh in every week, but I want my goals to reflect mostly my exercise and fitness achievements with a few dieting goals. I would like to have weekly goals and overall goals, so here they are:

Weekly Goals:
1. Complete my weekly couch-to-5k runs 3x a week
2. Complete my strength training routine 3x a week
3. Try a new exercise (cardio or strength) once a week
4. Do yoga 4x a week
5. Drink 8 glasses+ of water a day
6. Do my favorite hiking trail once a week
7. Try a new healthy recipe once a week, and write a blog entry about it.
8. Write at least two blog entries a week
9. Find a motivational picture to post on my spark page

Overall Goals:
1. Be able to Run 1 mile
2. Be able to run 2 miles
3. Be able to run 3 miles
4. Be able to run 4 miles
5. Complete couch-to-5k program
6. Do 10 REAL pushups (right now I can only do modified pushups)
7. Do plank for 30 seconds
8. Do not go over 1500 calories a day

All these goals are achievable, and I plan to complete each one. Over the next 10 weeks of this challenge I will work hard on these goals and hopefully achieve them all. ^_^
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  • JAB2294
    I love the way you're going about this! I've always been one to get discouraged and go back to my old bad habits after I have one crappy weigh-in. That's why I think your strategy is so smart; focus on the exercise and be proud of your progress. The weight loss that comes as a result will just be a bonus! I wish you the best in this challenge! You've got this!
    2016 days ago
    These are some great goals. Good luck in this challenge! emoticon
    2018 days ago
  • JJZN85
    i really like the way you have it all laid out. not to mention you are starting small and working to a large goal
    2018 days ago
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