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Adjusting My Sept Goals

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Looking back over this first week, I see that I need to make some corrections. I have not even done one day of strength training, have eaten between 2-4 freggies a day, stayed within my calorie range, maybe two days, drank 3-6 cups of water other words, just put my goals too high for me at this time. This summer I was sick and just jumping back into my program full throttle is going to get me too discouraged so I am tweaking my goals. Here are my new, updated goals for September.

1: Fitness
a.) Walk 15+minutes daily
b.) Strength Train; 3 days a week for 5-10 minutes a session.
c.) Complete at least 420 fitness minutes for the month. (Cardio:15min/6days-wk + ST:5min/3days-wk)

2: Nutrition
a.) Track my Carbs to see how much I really am eating.
b.) Stay within my calorie range at least 3 times a week.
c.) Drink 6 cups of water daily.
d.) Eat 3+ Freggies daily

3: Weigh-Ins
a.) Weigh once a week.
b.) Loose 1+ lbs a week for a total loss of 4-5 lbs for the month.

4: Motivation
a.) Stay connected with my Spark Friends and Spark Teams through status updates, spark pages, and team chat threads.

5: My Rest:
a.) Be in bed by Midnight. to get a minimum of 7 hrs sleep nightly.

These are more doable for me! (thanks Donna for setting realistic goals that got me thinking)
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    Very wise decision. It's so easy to expect to start where we left off and expect too much of ourselves. You're wise to ease up a little to build in success because it's when we can't attain the goals that it's so easy to just throw in the towel. You're being honest with yourself and that's a huge part of this journey as well. Here's to a Spectacular September for the both of us.

    2015 days ago
    Smart to re-evaluate your goals and make adjustments/changes as needed!
    2017 days ago
    You can do it.
    2017 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    I think it is great that you revamped your month's goals so that you do not get frustrated and quit. Easing your way back into strength is the way to go. I am starting back to strength training too and I purposely set the weights low, the reps low, and am only doing one set for a while so that I don't overdo and end up quitting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2017 days ago
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