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Week one goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I changed my program to reflect my long-term goals for 2013- I want to lose 50 of my 110 pounds this year.

So, in sparkpeople style, I'm breaking it down: in January, I want to lose 5 pounds.

Here is my week 1 plan:

Track my food, EVERY DAY

Drink 8 glasses of water, EVERY DAY

Exercise at least 10 minutes, EVERY DAY.

I have found that I have to be an all or nothing person. I don't do well if my goal is 5 days a week. I see that as a loophole to not do it one day, and one day turns into 2 days, etc. So I am making it easy to do every day. It's OK if my meal plan isn't perfect, as long as I track it. It's OK if I run out of time for a 45 minute workout, as long as I do at least 10. That way, I won't feel like I've gone completely off-track if I slip up a bit, as long as I keep this base.
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    Good goals and very do-able. You can do this!
    1931 days ago
  • 12SPOOKY
    Super goals - I like how you know yourself well enough to realize what will work & what won't. emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Great plan. I'm with you on the all or nothing. emoticon emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Great approach!! As they say, do the exercise for 10 minutes and you'll find yourself doing it for longer.

    You GOT this!
    1932 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    I totally get your reasoning on this. Good plan!! I need to put a tight leash on my own self, lol!!
    1932 days ago
    Great goals! I, too, struggle with the all or nothing. Keeping it simple is keeping it achieveable. emoticon
    1932 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Great goals. One day at a time.
    1933 days ago
    Excellent plan! I too am an all or nothing person...give myself an inch...i take a whole cheesecake...lol I have also committed to moving everyday...if i can fb...i can workout. ;)
    We are soooo going to take 2013 and conquer it and shine brightly doing it!
    WooHoo!!! Lets go Diamonds!!! You can do it!
    1933 days ago
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