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Getting Started .... Setting Goals

Sunday, June 16, 2013

So I've just started back with Spark after a long time away. As usual life got in the way, but I've determined that regardless of what happens with others in my life I have to focus on what's important to me. And that is getting healthy and fit. Oh yeah and losing a few pounds wouldn't be so bad either. So to start off I'm going to set some goals.

Long Term Goals:
Lose 25 Lbs by September 15
Quit Smoking
Run in a 5K by the end of the year
Impress my Doc when I go in for a physical by this time next year

Medium Range Goals thru July 31:
Lose 8 lbs thru a combination of healthy eating & exercise.
Complete Walk/Jog 5K Program
Be on the patch full-time
Reward for achieving these goals: Get a makeover

Short-Term Goals Week of June 16:
Lose 2 lbs
Track every bite & stay within calorie range
Get requisite amount of fiber
Go to the gym 4 times, including 1 group fitness class
Complete week 1 of Walk/Jog 5K Program
Reduce quantity of cigarettes by 25%
Reward for achieving these goals: Pedicure

Welp, that's the game plan. I think that these realistic and achievable. Accountability will come next Sunday.
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    Good you re-started the walk/jog program, you can do it. Wishing you all the best and welcoming you back.
    1773 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    These are awesome goals and they are definitely do-able! We are all here to help you--please check our our spark class team page for a lot of support to get you there,

    Don't forget to add in rewards for getting to these goals--and give them to yourself often. This is hard work and you deserve non-edible treats for your accomplishments.

    You are on your way, keep up the good work! ?Welcome to SP!!
    1774 days ago
  • NIKO27
    1774 days ago
    Great short, medium and long term goals!!


    I have no doubt that you can do it!

    Love your background! One of my fave inspiration quotes!
    1774 days ago
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