Short-Term Goals for 3/28/08 - 4/11/08

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I have decided that I am going to start making short-term goals for myself that I know I can reach and will only make me stronger. The reason I made this decision was because I kept seeing all these challenges on the message boards and they were all advanced enough I didn't want to sign-up only to fail. So here's MY challenge for the next 2 weeks:

1) 15 Minutes of Cardio 5 days/week (increase as able)
2) Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily
3) Drink at least 64 oz. of water DAILY

I know it seems like it's too easy - but not for me. I am someone who does no cardio because of osteo-arthritis, bursitis in my hips, and fibromyalgia. My rheumatologist told me that even if I only did 5-10 minutes at a time, it would be a start and that's what counted. So 15 minutes is big for my old, fat bones.

I'm going to be praying daily that I reach these goals and can move on to the next set of goals. You're prayers are appreciated also.

I've made it through 1 week and have successfully met all 3 goals! I was even able to increase the walking time to 18 minutes. Water on avg. was 80 oz. per day. One more week and then a new set of goals!

I made it through 2 weeks with my 1st short-term goals and did pretty good. I was short 1 day of cardio because of a nasty cold I had, but otherwise, I stayed right on track. Check out my next blog for the next set of short-term goals.
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    Congratulations on meeting your goals! Praising God with you...

    Have a wonderful week.

    Warmly, Mariel
    4823 days ago
    I wanted to check in with you to make sure that you are doing well with the start of your short term goal challenge. I agree with the previous comment by Sandy, take it slow and steady. You can do this and the power of prayer is going to help you get through. We are all rooting for you girl! Keep moving forward one step at a time. Step by step, inch by inch you will get there!

    4830 days ago
    Glad to see your goals. The only thing I might possibly change depending your fitness level is every other day for your 15 minutes for a few weeks until you get stronger and use to the exertion and increase very slowly. If you have been doing it for awhile then feel free to do 15 minute. I am no expert but I know the road i have traveled. it takes time and perseverance to build up. I felt like it was like climbing a mountain so be patient with yourself. I love your goals. I also have heard there is a very fine line between a workout and setting our ourselves up for a hurt so remember if we hurt ourself we may not be able to do it next time. take your time :) Sandy
    4831 days ago
    These are Beautiful Goals! You should be very proud of them and you should post these on our challenge. These are perfect for YOU and that is what is important. You've taken a giant leap by setting up these goals and that should be commended. WHOOHOO!

    Have you tried Walk Away the Pounds workouts? How about Richard Simmons" Both are very low impact and you can move at your own pace and do the amount that you are comfortable with. It may be easier for you to do 5 to 10 minutes of these at at time and they are fun to boot. I like them because I do them in the privacy of my own home without anyone else watching me wiggle and jiggle and bobble through the moves at first.

    You are an inspiration to us all over on our team! Keep on trying and moving forward inch by inch.

    4833 days ago
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