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Let's Start with March

Saturday, March 01, 2014


Fitness Focus: Jogging; Cross-Training Cardio; Muscle Toning

My goals are to get 250 fitness minutes per week (or 1000 fitness minutes for the month total) and to lose 4lbs.

I will accomplish this by:
1) Finishing SparkPeople's 5k Your Way Walk/Jog Program.
2) Doing muscle toning/strength training 5x per week (at least 7 minutes per session).
3) Eating healthy meals that are centered around vegetables and fruit.
4) Tracking meals 3x per week minimum, staying in ranges, and tracking fitness every time.

I will track my goals by:
1) Using the Food and Fitness Trackers
2) Using my scale and tracking my weight on SparkPeople
3) Using my day planner and dry erase board

I will know I've reached my goals when I see 181lbs on the scale and I've reached 1000 fitness minutes.

Items Needed to Achieve this Goal:
1) SparkPeople/Internet access
2) Support from my Spark Friends/AccountabiliBuddy(ies)
3) Good shoes
4) Heart Rate Monitor
5) Free Weights, Resistance bands, Yoga Mat (for strength)
6) Scale
7) Treadmill

I will find the time to accomplish these goals:
1) Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Thursday morning, Friday morning, and Saturday anytime (or Sunday afternoon)
2) Scheduled rest days are Wednesday and Sunday (can be switched to Saturday if needed)

Things I need to learn more about:
1) Exercise induced asthma and how to prevent it.
2) Exercise induced migraine and how to prevent one.

People I can talk to for support:
1) Any of my SparkFriends and specifically my AccountabiliBuddies Malia and Dava.

My goals' relevance:
1) I want to be healthier and to start losing the weight I've put on since moving back to El Centro. I also want to be a runner, so I'm going to start with walking/jogging as my base to improve. I want to increase my muscle strength so I can open my own jars.

I will reach my goal date by:
March 31, 2014
I will weigh weekly on Saturdays.

*Additional Dates:
March 31st- Timed 5k

Sundays- crockpot dinner preparation; breakfast preparation as needed; lunch planning
Tue/Thur/Sat- crockpot dinners or my nights to cook
MWF- dinner cooked by brother and sister-in-law (or not...)

*Spiritual Health*
Sunday- attend services; cook breakfast goodies for hospitality ministry when possible
Tuesday- attend Bible study (every other week)
Nightly- read Bible; pray
Start health & nutrition ministry by the end of July (fitness; good food) 1 Corinthians 6:20

*Mental Health*
Make friends
Socializing with those friends
Read for pleasure
Work toward fitness, food, and spiritual goals

My reward for accomplishing 75% of goals: Holtville Farmer's Market trip
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Love these blogs of yours! I agree with KUJAYHAWKGIRL, it's awesome that your goals focus on so much more than the scale! I hope you kick butt at your 5k at the end of the month!
    2599 days ago
    I feel so special :)

    The only thing I would say is that it's helpful to look harder at the things you can control (what you eat and how much you exercise) vs. what you cannot (how much weight you lose).

    You cannot force the pounds away, but you CAN eat well and exercise.

    Happy March, accountibilibuddy.
    2600 days ago
    I love how your goals are centered on the "whole" you - not just the scale! March sounds like it will be a great month!!!
    2601 days ago
    I sense a more optimistic tone in this blog... emoticon

    When I feel I am wavering from my goals, I simply call on Jesus (out loud) for strength.

    He hears our prayers. emoticon
    2601 days ago
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