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Goals for 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Last year was fairly non-eventful for me. It whizzed by in a blur of sameness. I managed to maintain successfully, but always near the top of my healthy range. I think I have learned the art of doing "just enough".

I made an attempt to rev things up when I joined a new keep fit class in September. But, I don't know how else to say this without sounding smug. it is a little too easy for me. The benefits for me are minuscule.

So on Boxing Day I joined a local gym. I used to be a member there years ago when I was working full-time and also coping with a demanding teenager. I used to dream about having more time to myself. But I could only go once or twice a week at peak times. This made it really expensive and I made the sensible decision to leave.

My demanding teenager is now a demanding 20 year old who will soon leave the nest. She recently joined the same gym and has surprised me by going regularly. This has brought back memories of how much I enjoyed going there. It is a really friendly and relaxing place to spend time. The equipment is plentiful and modern and there is never a wait for anything. There is a good mix of members from the really serious body builders to people just trying to get fit. Nobody stares or judges and there is a lot of respect.

The past week has been lovely because Hubby, Daughter and I are all gym members now and have been going as a family. They have been off work and college. But real life has returned and I will mostly be going by myself.

This time, I have been able to take out an off-peak membership and I should be able to go there an average of 3 times most weeks. There will be weeks when I will be able to go 4 times or more, but I am going to be realistic. I have just set up a Spark goal to track this. I already have a Spark goal for how many times I do Pilates every week and it works to keep me committed.
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So, my main fitness aim for 2014 is to maintain at the lower end of my healthy range. So far, I have made a good start.
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....wishing everyone a successful 2014.
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    Good Luck with your 2014 plans. While mine is not really a gym...I have found going to the exercise room at the Club to be helpful to me both physically and mentally. I have made friends with people I wouldn't know otherwise and they help push me ( by being there and working out hard) to get a good workout. It's wonderful to have the whole family involved!
    1563 days ago
    Sensible goals and a plan; you're on your way! Your gym sounds a lot like mine and even though I'm going alone there's comfort finding so many familiar faces. "Gym" friends, and only that, but friendly none the less. It would be hard for me to give up even though I'm more into yoga now and not using it as much as I did. Make it a great year! emoticon
    1568 days ago
    oooo sweet. I so look forward to the time when I can go to the gym in the off hours. Or the busy times. Or any time I want. thanks for showing me something to look forward to.
    1569 days ago
    Happy New Year!!
    1569 days ago
    Great plan Una, we'll rock 2014 together, I'm getting my butt into gear with a walk this morning and Pete erected my multigym yesterday so I'll soon be getting into that again.................,missed it

    Happy 2014 to you my friend emoticon
    1569 days ago
    Sounds a great plan lovely that your family are going to the gym too it makes it easier.
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    1569 days ago
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