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week 1: Goal-setting

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I am in a new challenge with my team ~30 Something w/100+ pounds to Lose. I am in the 'Getting Ready for Spring HLC' challenge on team Shamrock! Each week we have challenges. In order for me to keep track of myself, I am going to try to keep tabs on everything in a blog or three...

This week's challenge is to answer two questions. (week starting 2/4/13)

1. What are your goals for this challenge? What do you want to accomplish (doesn't specifically have to be weight related) over these next 8 weeks?

2. How will you go about reaching those goals and work toward those accomplishments? What do you need to do to make them happen?

The bonus challenge is to actually start working on some of the things you want to accomplish.

1. My goals for this challenge are to be more active, plan/prep for my meals, stay ahead of the game so I don't feel the need to deviate and to actively participate in this challenge. I have been on Atkins since January 1st and am having a hard time getting active. I am doing well food-wise and I write everything I eat into a paper journal (so I will not be posting my food on here), but I can't seem to motivate myself to get in ANY physical activity. So, over the next 8 weeks, I want to MOVE at least 3 times a week. Not nessecarily go to the gym each time, but do SOMETHING/ANYTHING!!! I also want to make sure I plan my meals ahead of time, cook for the week or so and just do whatever I can to make sure this change stays with me for years to come.

2. This is the difficult part. I have everything I need to get more active. I have a wii, a gym membership, running shoes, a nieghborhood to run in, workout videos, workout equiptment at home, space to work out, and usually have time to do it. I just always have other things I would rather do. Then again, don't we all. I just need to make it a priority in my life at this moment. I am going to plan the gym into my day. I will write it into my schedule. I just have to make myself do it and being in this challenge is another way for me to motivate myself. Afterall, I don't want to let my team down. I also need to write out meal plans, look up recipes, cook in bulk, etc.

Bonus Challenge: (10pts/day-70max)
Monday 2/4: 10 points - signed up for HLC challenge
Tuesday 2/5: 10 points - set goals and planned my exercise into my schedule
Wednesday 2/6: 10 points - spent morning cooking meals a head of time and put them in the freezer.
Thursday 2/7: I am going to speed walk from the car to the gate of the theme park, I am going to do a speed walking lap around the park, then stroll around for a while, then I am going to speed walk all the way back to the car. I will record the steps walked, here. I will also continue to stick to my healthy eating plan while I am in the park. - did it.
Friday 2/8: Rested after an exhausting day before, but stayed on plan and planned the next weeks activities.
Saturday 2/9: I will look up at least one new recipe to try this week. - did it
Sunday 2/10: I will plan my meals for the week. - did it.
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