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The Simple Little Goals that I need to Kick Start

Friday, April 30, 2021

I have been back on Spark People for a week and have been making good progress on most of my simple starting goals which are...

1. Walk and stretch daily working up to 5 miles of brisk hiking.
2. Follow Trim Healthy Mama food plan
3. Eat 5 fruits and vegetable servings per day.

The 2 things that are tripping me up are stretching after walks and eating 5 fruits and vegetables. Stretching is so important for my joints that I just need to make this a habitual part of my walk and if I miss it warm up again and do it. That shouldn't be too hard!

In order to meet my fruit and veggie goal. I think that I need to take some time to wash and cut up veggies in batches and store them in the fridge so I can use them at breakfast in my eggs and at lunch in my pita pocket. Tomorrow I will make time for this. I hope!

I am adding a new goal for next week. Strength training for the lower body 3 times a week. I a going on a hiking vacation in the middle of May and I am not in the shape that I would like to be in!
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    Welcome back and congrats on those very doable goals

    I incorporated stretching into every workout decades ago on the advice of the orthopedist who prescribed my custom orthotics. Just a habit now

    As for those veggies, oh yes, that's something I find it easy to skip.
    Cutting them up first and having them "ready to go" definitely helps.

    51 days ago
    Nice job!

    Would music help with the stretching? I mean, what if the deal you made with yourself were that you couldn’t turn off the walking music until you’d done the stretches?

    I think prepping the produce is a great idea!
    51 days ago
  • JAMIE23531
    I am struggling to set actual goals. Thanks for this.
    51 days ago
    Keep at it
    51 days ago
    You’re doing well. You will get there!
    51 days ago
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