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Goals for 5% Winter Challenge

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I need to get more active. Winters are hard for me. I have SAD and it causes me to not want to do anything. To change that I want to get to the gym 3 days a week and keep my steps above 5,000.

Cooking more from scratch and eating wholesome foods. Increasing my fruits and vegetables. I just discovered pomegranates. WOW are they good on lettuce salads with slivered almonds and sunflower seeds and also on fruit salads. I’m hooked. A friend told me all you have to do is remove the seeds and put them in the freezer to have year round. I’m stocking up!!!

Talking about food, I need to start tracking everything that I put in my mouth EVERY day!!! I haven’t missed many days but those days were whoppers L. With SAD there are days when I don’t care if I eat everything in sight and the scales are showing it – about 4 lbs in January. I know excuses, excuses and 4 lbs isn’t much but it is so much easier to put it on than take it off. No more excuses, just get back on track and do what I know I should be doing.

1.Track my food and have 1200 to 1500 calories every day.
2. Use my fitbit and get at least 4,000 steps per day.
3. Do at least 10 minutes cardio 6x a week.
4. Stretch at least 5 days per week.
5. Strength training 32 days per week. Oops that is only 2 days lol.
6. Weigh in and post my weight once per month.
7. Check in several times a week to help stay motivated and to motivate my team members.
8. Read and comment on blogs frequently.
9. Love myself even when I mess up!
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    I love your goals, I live alone and suffer from sad as well. Some times after work all I want to do is go home and stare at the TV emoticon
    2239 days ago
    Great goals. I'm on the Shooting Stars team so we will have some friendly competition. I'm trying to lose another pound before our start date which I just saw to be Feb 23rd. BTW we post our weight once a week not once a month. I'm sure you know that as you were in the last challenge, too. Good luck. emoticon
    2256 days ago
    I know the feeling. This is my busiest time at work along with the colder weather and shorter days really give me fits. I have a really hard time keeping up with the exercises and I'm so mentally exhausted, and tired of being on the computer when I get home the last thing I want to do is get on the computer and log all of my food and exercise. I have been doing pretty good but I know I could do better.

    Things are slowing down at work a little and the weather has been good enough to take a walk during lunch so that is helping immensely.

    I wish you luck at maintaining your goals.

    Have a great day

    2261 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. You will achieve this with the attitude that you have. Good luck.
    2262 days ago
    Sounds like a solid plan. In fact it is very similar to mine! emoticon
    2263 days ago
    all good goals, I try to do them too, but it is so hard some days. and that last one about not giving up, is a biggie
    2263 days ago
    Great set of goals, especially that last one. emoticon
    2263 days ago
    Good list! This is a tough time of year; we're all struggling! I do have two suggestions based on my experience. I wouldn't go less than 1500 calories a day. I try to stay 1500-2000; put the top at 1800 if my weight starts creeping up like it is right now. But yes, definitely no mindless eating; if you're going to eat it--admit what you're doing. I'm a pencil and paper tracker; always will be. Second is step up the steps; even if it takes in-house walks. I've had to add them back since the holidays; I can't keep my weight down if I don't keep moving and I seriously believe the morning in house walks get my metabolism going faster sooner in the day. I'm babying a tender lower back right now and the walking helps; I've done over 6,000 steps inside today. More than usual because it does help my back. Yes, Absolutely love yourself! We all mess up! Just don't give up! emoticon
    2263 days ago
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