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Short-Term Goals for 4/14/08 - 4/28/08

Monday, April 14, 2008

The first set of goals went so well for me that I've decided to make another set of short-terms. I seem to do so much better when I have a list of things to work from. I've actually made a checklist to mark as I complete one of the items for the day. It gives me a real sense of accomplishment when I can look over the checklist and see all the checks on it. I don't like failing either, so I find myself planning my day better to accommodate all the items I want to accomplish today.

Here are my new goals:

1) At least 64 oz. of water DAILY
2) Some type of cardio at least 20 minutes and at least 5 days/week
3) Stretching at least 10 minutes DAILY (this will help with the fibro)
4) Butt exercises at least 3 days/week
5) Wall push-ups daily - 50/day (I do these when I go to the bathroom - thanks Martha-Claire)
6) Knee lifts DAILY - 25 each leg
7) Record EVERYTHING I eat EVERYDAY - I haven't so much given myself a limit on calories. I just want to see where I'm at at the end of the day with making smart & healthy eating choices throughout the week.

I so appreciate all the support I received for my 1st set of goals. I look forward to hearing any and all suggestions anyone has.

Have a blessed day!
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4/20/08
Well week 1 is over and it didn't go too well. It started out great, but it didn't stay that way. I hurt myself doing stretches and didn't want to do any further damage, so I just stopped. I also made an overnight trip to my daughter's university to move some of her things home for the summer, and didn't really have access to record things.... so I didn't. What I should've done is write everything down and record when I got home. Let's just say the week spiralled out of control from there.

I'm going to change my goals based on what I've learned from the first week. The goals are:

1) At least 64 oz. of water DAILY
2) Some type of cardio at least 20 minutes and at least 5 days/week
3) Stretching at least 5 minutes 4 days a week (this will help with the fibro)
4) Butt exercises at least 3 days/week
5) Wall push-ups daily - 50/day (I do these when I go to the bathroom - thanks Martha-Claire)
6) Knee lifts DAILY - 25 each leg
7) Record EVERYTHING I eat EVERYDAY - I haven't so much given myself a limit on calories. I just want to see where I'm at at the end of the day with making smart & healthy eating choices throughout the week.

The only thing I changed was the stretching. Lord willing, this week will be better for me.
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  • HEARTTOHEART**
    i decided to read someones blog..so that was yours.. i think that maybe i need to do something like that..maybe if i write some goals done and stick to them, that would help..its the stickting to it part that is hard..so, thank you..
    4530 days ago
  • DOCHAPPYCAMPER
    So how are you coming along? I like your list of goals and that you changed them a little bit based on how your first week went. It's a great idea to make manageable short term goals so that as you get through them one by one, you get stronger and stronger. Twenty minutes of cardio! I remember when you were just starting and you were worried about 10 minutes....you go girl! I'm so proud of you!

    Tammy
    4785 days ago
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