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June goals

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Until now, my main goal has always been to lose weight. Whilst I still really want to do that, I have found that basing 'success' entirely on what the scale says is very demoralising and ultimately, unhelpful.

So, my goals for June are:
1. to get to bed earlier, so that I get at least 7, if not 8 hours sleep a night.
This is going to be a big challenge for me, but if I want it enough, I CAN do it!

2. to stay within my calorie range.
I know I won't achieve this every day, but I'm going to award myself a star on my fridge-door chart every time I manage to stay in range and when I've gained 7 stars I'm going to buy myself a bunch of flowers! I'll then have other rewards for gaining 14 and 20 stars. It might be childish but I don't care as long as it works!

3. to swim twice a week (as soon as my foot infection has cleared up)
I used to swim three times a week before work but I've got out of the habit since I broke my ankle and now I've got an infection that prevents me from swimming. It's going to be difficult getting back into the habit of going but I know I can do it if I'm determined to.

4. go to the gym once a week
I feel I really ought to go twice a week, but once a week would be a start, again having got out of the habit of late.

5. Keep up with my daily physio exercises to help my broken ankle regain mobility.
Physio exercises are boring so I won't do them unless I make it a definite goal.

There, that's my five goals for June. Thirty days. I'm going to make each one count!

Feel free to check up on me, particularly with regard to Goal 1! Accountability might be the extra motivation I need.

And now, I'd better get to bed!
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    All your gosls are very achievable and I'm sure you will do your best to stick with them all. You have the right attitude and your persistance will definitely pay off. emoticon emoticon
    1781 days ago
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    You can do this! I had a broken ankle 15 yrs ago that never healed..had reconstructive surgery 12 years ago - it will never be the same ankle God gave me - but to this day I still do my PT on that ankle - I expecially LOVE Spark videos that work the legs and ankles.


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    1781 days ago
    After a year on Spark, I too have set up some non-scale goals. I've started some sparkstreaks and extended my goals beyond health and fitness. I use Spark and also I love seeing all those check marks for a wide variety of goals!
    1783 days ago
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    Great non-scale stuff emoticon
    1783 days ago
    That sounds great. All very do-able. Good start.
    1783 days ago
    Those sound like great goals. You cannot control what you weigh but you can control what you eat and what you do so those goals make much more sense. Good luck with your June plan! emoticon
    1784 days ago
    Great goals! Keep checking in with your teams and we'll help keep you accountable.

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    1784 days ago

    You have some great goals and they are very doable. I like your gold star idea and reward! I also, need to work on getting at least 7 hours of sleep; I feel better when I get at least 7 hours of sleep.

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    1784 days ago
    Sounds like your June is off to a GREAT start! Good for you! I might 'steal' your gold star idea - I like it! Rewarding thyself is always a good motivator! emoticon
    1784 days ago
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