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Monday, August 31, 2020

It's time for BLC44 and I'm excited about making some awesome health improvements! Here are my SMART goals - I will edit as needed as the round goes along.

1. I will bench press 10kg dumbbells by the end of BLC44. I'm currently at 5 or 6kg. I took a long break from strength training. Before the break I was lifting 8kg, so hopefully I'll be back to that level quickly!

2. I will make walking a habit. I will do this by walking 30 min 5 or more times a week. I do a lot of walking and biking in my normal life, but there's something special about a focused walk, especially in the evening. It's really good for my brain!

3. I will become an excellent sleeper again. I will do this by turning off electronic devices at 9pm, even on weekends. I feel really good the next day when I go to sleep around 10, but it's so hard to shut down at 9!

4. I will eat for nutrition and not reward. I will do this by engaging my thoughts throughout the day and planning my meals. When I feel in need of a reward, I will choose something that isn't food.

In order to keep my goals forefront in my mind, I put them on my phone as wallpaper. I also have an automatic black and white setting that comes on my phone at 9. I'm adding a screentime extension on my computer to limit night usage. We'll see how these go!

It will be fun to work on my goals and see what happens!
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    These are great goals!! I like the sleep one- that is one of the hardest ones for me right now- emoticon
    185 days ago
    185 days ago
    Those goals are simple, specific and easy to measure. I think that putting them on your phone as wallpaper shows how committed you are to making improvements! emoticon
    186 days ago
    Great Goals Liz, and you have shown that you are up for them, you have had so much success with your healthy eating and exercise! Be proud my friend, your hard work has certainly paid off... emoticon
    186 days ago
    emoticon LIZ!!! emoticon on your SMART Goals!! Like Susee said, The "Eat for nutrition and not reward" is an EXCELLENT one!!! emoticon
    186 days ago
    Awesome goals as always. I particularly like the "eat for nutrition and not reward". Changing that mindset sounds like a successful strategy to me! You've got this!!!!
    186 days ago
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