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New year, new goals, new me!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I have a problem with being a perfectionist. It is a really big problem in fact. So, in an effort to overcome this problem for 2013 I am quickly typing out my goals for the year and will post them right away. They may change and grow as the year goes on, but at least I will have something to start with, something to aim for. After-all, the key is to be moving forward because you can always change direction as long as you are moving forward. emoticon

This is the year that I want to finally achieve my goals. Not just work towards them, but do what it takes to actually get where I want to be – where I know I can be! My dream is to drop enough size that I can pose for photos when our youngest graduates in June and be proud of how I look. I have wasted so many once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities because I either didn’t take photos or hated the photos that were taken.

Cardio -

I want to get in at least 13,000 fitness minutes for the year. Get in some good long runs, but also some fun things like dancing, biking, hiking, etc. I also want to start snowshoeing, but I need to find someone to do it with me. This goal breaks down into 1084 minutes a month or 271 minutes a week. This is completely do-able even on super busy weeks.

Strength training –

Recent research has convinced me that this has to be a big part of my workouts in order to achieve my goals.
-At least 10 push-ups, sit-ups and leg raises every day. This is very achievable even on a busy day.
-3 Bowflex workouts a week – or I can substitute something similar if I feel like it, the key is getting in some good muscle building, sculpting strength training.

Healthy Eating -

This is also a big key to achieving my goals. I need to get serious here, but also make sure I maintain balance.
– Eat clean as much as possible. Home cooked meals are better every time! Cut out virtually all snacks and eat on a consistent schedule. This also helps my tummy feel better…hard to explain, but proven to be true.

Healthy Sleeping

My life is super busy, super hectic most of the time. But I know I need more sleep. I don’t do myself any favors by being so tired that I can hardly think. So in an effort to make goals that I know I can achieve, here they are.
-Get a good 7 hours of sleep (or more) at least 3x a week with one day of sleeping in on the weekend. I know this isn’t 8 hours every day, but believe me this would be such an improvement in my life.

Reduce Stress

This is going to be a tough one this year. I know this. However, I am going to work on savoring the moments, planning fun things and drinking a glass of wine and relaxing every once in awhile.

I think this is it for now. I look forward to the journey of this new year together! I have enjoyed reading new goals for my Spark friends! This is our year! Happy 2013!

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