2013 Goals

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Last year I accomplished a lot. I'm very happy with the goals I set and met. This year, I need new goals. Most of the standard goals, I've met or exceeded. I don't need to 'eat healthier' - I'm quite happy with my current eating habits. I don't need to 'get more active' - I'm quite happy with my activity level (doable, not excessive, but enough to show results). I don't need to 'lose weight' - in order to lose much more, it will require some rather unhealthy diet restrictions, and besides I'm quite happy where I am. Technically I need to lose about 1 1/2 lbs to get to 'goal', but that is still within maintenance range, so while I want to get to that number to check the box and get my free Weight Watchers membership, its not that big a deal. Its just a number.

I've been told, over and again, that maintenance is as hard or harder than losing the weight in the first place. So.
Goal #1 - maintain weight of 150 lbs (+/- 5 lbs) through maintenance of healthy eating habits and regular exercise. I'm looking at all the 'maintenance' articles on Sparkpeople now, and will likely join a group or two based on that.

I want to be strong. Physically strong. So.
Goal #2 - increase upper body strength as demonstrated by being able to do pull-ups (chin-ups) and proper push-ups. I may also look into memberships or passes to access strength training equipment at places like the "Y".

I want to get to Mordor, eventually. I made a good start last year, and made it to Rivendell. I need to keep going. So.
Goal #3 - travel the distance (in miles) between Rivendell and Lothlorien by December 31st 2013. That means an average of 1.2 miles/day. I know I can do that pace, its just a matter of continuing my daily walk and making note of it on a regular basis.

I will very likely develop and implement more goals as the year goes on, but you shouldn't overload on goals and projects, and I have stuff on my plate unrelated to my health. I think those three goals are a good start for the year.

Here's to a happy, and HEALTHY, 2013.
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