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Friday, January 04, 2019

Sometimes looking at the big picture is daunting. My Goals: Lose 50+ lbs Get back to a size 12/14, Large-ish Work out 3-5 times a week Get back into throwing shape (I throw in Scottish Highland Games) Eat healthy If I look at the finish line, it seems impossible. If I break the BIG GOALS down to smaller goals, it is not as intimidating. Smaller Goals: ~Average 1 lb per week, that adds up to 4-5 per month 50+ over a whole year! Studies show that slow steady weight loss is more sustainable. Some weeks will be -3, some weeks will be +3 ~DON"T RELY ONLY ON SCALE: measure arms, legs hips, waist etc. and use that measurement as the key to being healthy ~Add one workout this week, add one more next week. Build slowly, don't expect to start now where you finished before getting injured 2 years ago. ~Once basic 'gym time' is going on, start working on Highland Games drills to be ready for spring ~Eat a bit healthier this week, drop out sugary snacks next week, cut back on cheese next month (NEVER gonna give it up!!) ~Limit "splurge days". Holidays/birthdays/BBQs happen. Just need to learn to deal wih them Remember the old saying: How do you eat an elephant? I can't wake up one day and decide to run a marathon. I would have to practice. Start walking, get up to a few miles, add in some running on occasion, do a 5k, then a 10k, add in a half marathon, then maybe, just maybe, get in a marathon. This could take years for some people. Frankly, I'm not the running type, I'd rather go on a hike than run in a pack of people... but you get the gist from the example. Be prepared to build. Be patient. DON'T GIVE UP!!!
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  • CATE195
    Good approach to your "large goals" But you can do it, I know you can!
    861 days ago
    Yes, you are right, one day at a time and focus on smaller goals.
    861 days ago
    Excellent advice! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    861 days ago
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