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January 2013 Goals

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I feel like I am always posting that I am starting again with some grand plan to do it and then fall off the wagon. REPEAT. emoticon

When I really think about it, it isn't starting again, it's like pressing reset.

As humans, we get into routines. They are comfortable and work at some level so why change them? Sticking to the same routine all the time basically puts our brain into neutral and we go through life not fully engaged. It can also lead to depression. Your brain is a muscle too and it needs to be exercised.......so what does all this have to do with me you might ask?

I am pressing reset and going to shake things up a bit this month. Yikes!!

My goals are:

emoticon Eat clean most of the time. I have been experimenting with some recipes from Clean Eating and all that I have made have been yummy. The area that I need help with is my snacks. I eat too many processed snacks. Those 100 calorie packs are great if you pick the right ones, like almonds or raisins.
Also need to add in more veggies

emoticon Vary my exercise routine more. I've been in a rut lately.
Hubby mentioned that he wished there was a rowing machine at his gym and a emoticon went off. There's one at my gym and I used to emoticon it! It's great for toning your back. I haven't done it in months. I am going to add in one rowing machine session each week.

Also my next block of training sessions is coming to an end soon and I am going to take a month off after that. I have many of the workouts that we did so I can continue to do them on my own.

My By the Numbers team has an easy exercise challenge that started with doing 10 minutes of exercise a day last week. This week's challenge we are taking your daily average from last week and adding 10 minutes per day to that. What that means for me is:
My average last week was 59 minutes so I will be shooting for 69 minutes each and every day this week.

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    1986 days ago
    Those sound like great goals!
    1990 days ago
    I am surprised to read this. I don't see you as falling off the wagon at all. I see you sticking to it and working out hard and consistently. I do however agree that it is good to shake things up (even though I don't shake things up).

    Even thinking of using the rowing machine impresses me! I am impressed with your plan. You are pushing. GREAT JOB!

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    1990 days ago
    I think you are being far too hard on yourself. I always read your blogs and it never seems to me that you completely fall off the wagon. You just like to mix it up a bit. You are an inspiration to me. Good luck with your new focus for the new year.

    1991 days ago
    Diane. I think a RESET button is not always a bad thing. Keeping things fresh always works for me. I hate the same routines day in and day out. I get BORED. I know you can do this.
    1991 days ago
    Diane, You are such an encouragement to everyone else! Just had to say that before I told you that I like the specificity of your goals. They are attainable, but they stretch you a bit. Please blog your results! Bring it! emoticon
    1991 days ago
    Great plan! I love how you are always re-thinking things and shanking things up!
    1991 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan and you are working at it !! emoticon emoticon
    1991 days ago
    I am happy to do 60 minutes a day of exercise. I think it is working as I am amost back down to where I was before vacation. Yippee!
    I think a reset every once in a while is a good thing. Just keep the basic schedule and tweek it up now and again to keep it interesting. Good idea and a hope for lots of progress towards our goals in 2013. emoticon
    1992 days ago
    1992 days ago
    you will get there, baby steps
    1992 days ago
    One step at a time. One day at a time. emoticon
    1992 days ago
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