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February Goals

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Yesterday I graded my progress towards January goals and gave myself an “F.” Whoah, not good! This was based on my failure to fully achieve even one of my 4 goals, and on most of them, barely 50%. But today I decided that maybe that was unfair and I appealed the grade and asked myself for a review of that dismal assessment. Upon further consideration, I decided to raise the grade to a D, based on my ability to self-correct, figure out what I am doing wrong and CHANGE IT.

Oh and I lost two pounds overnight, that may have influenced the grade change a little.

Just kidding…

In all seriousness, I want to achieve my goals this month, and I think that means setting more achievable goals, but also pushing harder to get there. I think I may need to back off a little on the cardio, especially since I want to focus more on strength training. Sometimes there just isn’t time. Same with blogging every day, some days I just can’t fit it in. But I do think it makes a difference in keeping myself on course, mostly because when I set it as a goal and I’m NOT doing it, there’s usually something I’m avoiding.

So here are my goals for February:

1. Blog twice a week, to check in, track progress and see if there is anything stressful going on that I need to deal with.

2. Track calories and stay under my goal of 1550 for six days out of seven every week, with adult beverages not more than once a week. This is a little less stringent than last month, and takes into account a known trigger for going over my calories. So, it should be achievable.

3. Cardio 3 times a week: walking, running, elliptical or spin. Get access to the gym at work so I can fit it at lunch if I’m not able to work out in the morning.

4. Do some kind of strength training 3 times a week, with a goal of determining by the end of the month whether the New Rules of Strength Training for Women program will work for me. To do that, I will check with my physical therapist and make sure she thinks my knee is up to it. I also need to set up the tracking chart for the first stage.

5. Continue to track my weight every Saturday, measurements are optional.

I’m looking forward to a better month. I don’t think it will be easy –but because I won’t surprised, I’ll be better prepared to face the ups and downs without relapsing into negative patterns like I did last month.

Good luck to all my Sparkfriends with your goals this month and always!
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    Good Luck!!
    1959 days ago
    Way to have a plan for achieving your goals - you're gonna rock February! emoticon
    1961 days ago
    I love that you grade yourself and actually don't cheat at it...sometimes I have trouble simply tracking my food because I don't want to admit to what I ate...

    So good job! And don't be too tough on yourself...
    1961 days ago
    don't beat yourself up.....great goals. You can do it.
    Forgive yourself and move forward.
    Have a terrific day!
    1961 days ago
    Good goals! You're thinking in the right direction!
    Keep sparking!
    1961 days ago
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