Let's set goals!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Let's set goals!
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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 7:21am

Since so many of us want to get motivated, let's set concrete goals and things you want to change in the next few days and see if we can make them habit.






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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 9:02am

You are so positive!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:33am

I like the idea of weekly goals.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:58am
Having healthy snacks available is so important. It's just way too easy to grab junk food but cutting veggies takes time. So...how are you planning on having more healthy snacks on hand? Anything special that you have in mind?

As I think about this, I think I need to be more concrete. I can't just say I'm going to work on push ups. I have to say that 4 days a week, I'm going to do drop set one arm push ups to get to 2 sets of 10. Concrete examples everyone, like how many days of weight lifting and how long? How far can you walk and how often? When can you get in the stretching? I think the more details we put in, the easier it'll be to get it done. I'll update mine, too.





Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 11:00am
This is good--start with one goal and add on when you feel like it. So...what will you do for each muscle group and do you have a time of day you can fit it in?

Oh, have you seen the TR-X? It's my new favorite toy. You can easily work every body part with it and you can get a door attachment so it's easy to use. I waited until there was a 20% off sale on it. If you friend it on FB, you can get exercise videos for ideas, plus info on their sales.

http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/





Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 11:04am

Okay, so this is my concrete update to get it done.

1) I have some boxed vegetable soups and frozen vegetables. It will be easy to heat up soup, about 3:00 and have a bowl and get in my veggies. If I want a splurge, I'll have some cheese.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 12:19pm
This was going to be my time of day to do it, but the phone rang and now the kids won't nap. I may not get to it until after bed tonight. Thinking about tricep extensions, chest press, and... wow, I can't even remember the names of the exercises now. The one where you lie on your back and move your arms in and out as if hugging a barrel?

Can't really grasp the concept of that TR-X thing. I'll have to look at it again when I'm not so pressed for time.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 5:17pm
I think you're talking about the flye--that also hits the chest. Do you go to the playground w/ your girls? If so, what about doing pull ups, feet down if needed? You can also throw in dips there and hit the triceps. At home, push ups (since you used to be the queen!) and bicep curls. With all the up and down w/ your girls, I'm sure you're getting far more lifting in that you think you are!





iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 8:55pm

I am a very novice runner - as in only since the beginning of October...my long-term goal is to be able to run a 5K in 30 minutes

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 11:36pm
Yeah! That's it, flies. I'm so rusty. I didn't take them to the playground today because we went pumpkin picking. However, I just got finished doing leg extensions using my youngest as a weight since she would not go to bed tonight. Also did some tricep extensions with her. I'm a long way from my previous push-up self. I was saving those for another day. Did biceps yesterday. Honestly, I'm still pretty strong. My biggest problem is that I don't get the joy out of working out that I used to because it's not in the form or environment that I like. Guess I can't have everything, right?
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 7:15am
Good goals! It's hard to get in good lean protein without it starting to feel repetitious to me. How do you feel when you're running? Is it exhausting or easy (other than when you're pushing it for 30 seconds)? I think running more often might help with your speed goals, if there's any way to add or replace something. But, not too quickly--I'm dealing w/ a stress fracture from running too much too quickly. I know better.:-(





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