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Exercise and Food Goals for Fall

Thursday, September 06, 2018

I had a bit of problem in the summer meeting my exercise goals as I had minor surgery and wasn't allowed to exercise for a couple weeks. I was hit and miss on the rest of it. I'll be so glad when this turns into a habit and is automatic. I won't even have to think about exercising. I'll just do it.

I went off diuretics and that seemed to mess me up. Not the entire reason I didn't meet my 5% challenge goal but it didn't help. Such is life. Always throwing in some curveballs. But with enough practice, one can learn to hit the curveballs. Keep your eye on the ball.

So for the fall, I will be concentrating on calories burned versus minutes exercised. My goal is 1750 calories per week at this time. I can stretch for 30 min and say, Yippee! I exercised for the day. But it's not doing anything to help that scale move downward.. There are other benefits to stretching though so it's not a waste of time. It's just not helping me meet my goals.

Exercise Goals:

5 days a week I want to burn 315 calories through exercise consisting of walking outside, walking on a treadmill, lifting weights, stretching, and doing a Leslie Sansone workout.
1 day a week I want to burn 175 calories through yoga, dancing, and walking.
1 day a week I will rest

Food Goals:

Stay within my allotted calories for the week as determined by Sparkpeople
Add in more veggies and fiber
Continue to look up healthy recipes on Pinterest
Continue working on the habit of staying within my food boundaries regarding sweet and salty snacks.

I lost 1.95% of my body weight in Summer Challenge. I will do better this time around.
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