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BLC23 Goals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's time again to reflect on goals for another round of BLC. I totally think Fall is one of the most ideal times to focus on exercise and nutrition (well, anytime is a good time). Fall is a time when you are back into a routine (albeit a busy routine), when temps are cooler for exerciing outdoors and when I usually start looking ahead to the holidays. I am always motivated by wanting to look good during the holidays. Goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely

Specific: Just got a FitBit and am quite enamored with the gadget. I am currently on a daily 10,000-step walking streak. I am really hoping to up that number to 12,000 daily, but don't want to jinx the success I've had so far. So...I will continue to meet 10,000 or more steps each day. I will add in more intense cardio 3Xs a week. I will strength train three times a week following Chalene Johnson's ChaLEAN Extreme (I am on month two). Cardio will consist of using the treadmill or elliptical, biking outdoors, hiking and jogging. In addition to CLX, ST includes all kinds of conditioning exercises chosen from the NRLW, Turbo Fire Strength and Tone, Youtube videos, and perhaps some kettle bell moves. Lots of push-ups, squats and dead lifts. :-)

Just started working with a nutritionist so food will be tracked and adjusted accordingly. I will be getting my basal metabolism checked so I have a starting point to know how many calories I can shoot for. Foods will be as clean and as close to nature as possible. Organic whenever possible and lots of green veggies, lean protein, non-fat dairy and limited whole grains. As little sugar as possible.

Measurable: Would like to lose at least 6-8 pounds or 5% of body weight for this round of BLC. I ultimately want to lose 20-22 pounds or 13-15%. Would love to see a few inches gone as well, maybe more so than the weight.

Attainable: Yes, I think so.

Relevant: Losing weight and/or inches is important to me for many reasons. Health being the number one reason. Instead of fixating on the scale, I think I am at a point where I want to fixate on healthy habits day in and day out. It's too easy to be influenced by what the scale says, good or bad. I'd rather do what's right and let the chips fall where they may. As long as I keep up with the exercise and eat right I think it'll all even out and I will eventually find myself at a happy weight.

Timely: Absolutely :-) Fall is the perfect time for me to improve my exercise habits and focus on health. I love to bike and to hike. Hoping to do lots of it now that the temps are cooler.
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    WOW on the goals...so thought out...but aren't yours always...lol

    Your doing an AWESOME job...month 2 already for CLX...I remember when you started...that is too great...

    Looking forward to another round with you!!!
    2755 days ago
    I guess I am looking for the weather to cool down a little bit in FL too. Maybe that would call for longer walks and longer bike rides with Oliver.

    Wishing you much success in BLC 23, cuz that will also reflect on the STOP Team Status, so U go GF emoticon

    Going to try to keep up with U on Fitbit as well. MA
    2755 days ago
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    I completely agree about Fall, perfect time :) Great goals and I am so glad you are enjoying that Fitbit, it is so much fun and a regular reminder to keep going. You can do it!
    2756 days ago
    Janice so true fall is the best time to kick up the workouts great weather to do so I agree very attainable emoticon
    2757 days ago
    Jan - you should meet Fitnhealthykal - one of our cappies. She's VERY involved with the Beachbody program and also is a fitbit master - we have a bunch of fitbitters on Azure who have all hooked up via the fitbit site and are helping each other. Stop by the Island and as to friend. ;-)
    2757 days ago
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