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#130 - May Goals.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Since my last blog on Friday, I've continued to struggle with eating and exercise. Instead of being upset about it, I decided to make some goals for May. Hopefully, these goals will put me back on track with my healthy lifestyle.

1. Attempt to limit gluten to 1 meal a day 5x a week.

I think this is a good starting point as I've felt a bit overwhelmed by the gluten issue especially when eating out. However, at the grocery store, I try to stick to organic and gluten-free items, so I am doing somewhat better with this.

2. Limit eating out to 3x per week.

It seems like my boyfriend and I eat out all the time especially on the weekends. I've noticed that when I do eat out, I don't always opt for the healthiest meal, so I'm hoping by limiting the carry out, I will eat better.

3. Drink 8 cups of water per day 5x a week.

I've been doing much better with this one. Again, it's the weekends that I crave soda and juice instead of water.

4. Either calorie count or log meals 7x a week.

I'm working on getting back to calorie counting even though I hate it, so that's why I've decided to add the option on logging my meals too. Also, I added it for when I eat family meals that I don't have the nutrition facts for. I need to become aware of the food I'm putting in my mouth.

5. Exercise 4x a week.

Lately, the idea of exercising sounds great, but I just don't feel like doing it (thanks, gluten). To get back on track, I've decided to start small. If I choose to do more, great! If not, that's ok too.

6. Be more active at work 5x per week.

I have a desk job, so I'm pretty inactive for 8 hours of the day. I'd like to start getting up every hour for 2-5 minutes to stretch or walk.

7. After waking up, stretch for a couple of minutes 5x per week.

Recently, I started stretching after waking up. It wakes me up and makes me feel good.

I've decided to not to add any goals pertaining to the scale or tape measure. This month, I'm going to begin loving my body how it is. I'm going to rely on how I feel. I think I've been focused too much on a number and beating myself up for not getting there. That's only hurting me, and it's no way to live.

Right now, seven seems like a lot, BUT I feel confident as many of them are small. I'm just going to do my best, and that's all I can ask for.
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  • BREW99
    You have so many wonderful goals! My husband and I used to eat out a lot on the weekend too. Thankfully I took control (or I like to think I did) and we have gotten into the habit of making fresh loaded salads and other meals to-go. I make extras throughout the week and then we have ready made meals on the weekend that I take along in a glass container. I also make sure we have "hippie bowl" ingredients ready all the time to assure we have food. Not sure if that helps but I know it did for us and now we have some nice, romantic picnics outdoors. emoticon
    1804 days ago
    great goals!
    1813 days ago
    Great goals! I especially like the one that doesn't involve numbers of any kind. I might copy you on that one.

    1814 days ago
    great goals!! i should come up with some for May as wel!
    1814 days ago
    Great goals - and I wish you the best. I completely understand on the issues of eating out. I am the same way, so try to eat the majority of meals at home (or take them with me). So much easier to stay on track this way. Super blog. Have a wonderful May!!
    1815 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    Awesome goals!! You got this! emoticon emoticon
    1815 days ago
    It's a great goals list!
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    1815 days ago
    Great goals, Sam!

    Something I've been doing the last few days(since the weather has been beautiful here, for once!), is walking with a coworker for our 30 minute lunch. It wakes me up and gets me moving a little, which is good! Just an idea! Plus the 30 minute walk goes by fast if you have someone to chat with.

    1815 days ago
    Those goals are great and they are specific which will help you keep on track!! You can do it!
    1815 days ago
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