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Thursday, March 14, 2013

I really need concrete goals to work for to get my motivation up. Now, I have a couple of new goals and am looking forward to doing my best to complete them.

One of my friends were supposed to get married in June. I was extra motivated to lose weight by her wedding, and she also kept me accountable. They amicably broke up and called off the wedding. Her life has changed drastically and has had more important things to worry about, so she's let working out slide, and so have I.

I will be meeting some of my hubby's extended family in June for his cousin's graduation. This will be my first time meeting them in-person. I'm Facebook friends with all of them, but I'm a little worried about what they'll think of me in-person. Why couldn't they have come to our wedding when I was thin and before the kids? They also live in California where it is much easier to get outside and get exercise versus nearly-constantly-raining Washington, where I live. Needless to say, they have a different lifestyle than we do.

One reason to get in shape for me that is more dear to my heart, though, is that I will become a leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop in the fall. I do want to set a good and healthy example for them, as I will be a role model of sorts to the other girls, but more so to my daughter.

I am trying to break out of my comfort zone (which is my house) and going to the gym to try new classes and see what I will enjoy most right now and what I may enjoy more later. I am a little limited in this endeavor, though, as I am unemployed and my hubby works afternoons and nights.

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    I have had gym memberships in the past, and honestly I would use them for a while, then skip, then not show up at all. At that point it was just wasted money and I would quit.

    This time, I am not using a gym route. I know there are benefits there (social, group accountability), but I am saving money and getting healthy my own way. I work out in my house every morning before work. I sometimes do additional things at my lunch break, such as a walk in the park or a run. If I really want a group experience or a machine workout (or the weather is bad), I can go to the town rec center and just pay a drop in fee.

    I like my flexibility now more, and because this is all for me and on me, I find that I am very committed to my exercise plan.

    Find what you like and what works best for you.

    1926 days ago
    Before I had a gym membership when the weather was bad I would go power walk around the mall and window shop as I went. It's not glamorous, but it gets you out of the house!
    1926 days ago
    When setting goals for yourself try to follow the SMART model. they should be:
    Set smaller mini goals for yourself and that helps acheive the bigger ones. Now that you have dates in mind, June and Sept when Scouting starts, break it up. The Spring Challenge will be great for helping with that. So don't forget to weigh in and we can help you get on the right track to acheive those goals!
    1926 days ago
    Great job! Sounds like you are on the right track! Don't forget to weigh-in today!! Deadline is tonight to stay with the challenge!
    1926 days ago
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