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: 04-05-2002
Sun, 10-31-2010 - 9:32am
The term "cardio" is so inaccurate anyway so MOVE seems like a good alternative. When you come down to it, it's about burning calories, whether you walk/run/hike/meander the same distances.





iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 5:40pm
Boo! Up 2.5 pounds this week. I probably deserve it since I had a hot date with cookies and ice cream this week. But at least I stuck to my goal of working 1 body part each day. This really motivated me. A few times I didn't feel like doing it and then I remembered this thread at did it!

Next week's goal:
1. Lose 3 pounds
2. Continue to work at least one major muscle group each day.
3. Do some sort of cardio 3 times. Is it still cardio if my heart rate isn't elevated? I mean, I took the kids hiking through a nature trail this morning, but we kept stopping and didn't walk very fast. Does that count? Maybe instead of calling it cardio, I'll just say MOVE 3 days next week.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 12:35am
I would be less annoyed about missing the 'perfect' month if what I stayed at work to finish had actually gotten finished! But after fighting with Powerpoint for about 2 hours I gave up and went home! It did help me decide what i wanted to do and a kind co-worker helped me get to what I could work with in about ten minutes!

I never thought I could run and I never wanted to - but I am inspired and loving it. I ran 1.77 mils in 30 minutes - level 3.6 and 3.7 for the most part, with short visits to 3.8. That is .12 miles further than last week, so I am satisfied!

SJ
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 12:19am
I find it easier to eat in a pretty regimented way - I add protein powder to oatmeal in the morning, have a protein bar mid-morning as a snack, have a salad with 1/2 a chicken breast or two hard boiled eggs or occasionally some shrimp for lunch, have a fruit snack in the early afternoon, have yogurt(soon to be with protien powder) before I leave work to go to the gym, then a protein shake after working out. I vary the veggies in the salad, the dressing, the flavor of protein bar and yogurt. On Sunday nights I make a big pot of soup, and that is dinner for a couple nights. Then on Wednesday I cook a nice meal that lasts a couple days too, The weekends I vary what I eat more. I live alone so its OK that I eat boring...no one else cares!

I feel great after running. I am dripping with sweat and I know I've had a good workout. I am not worn out. I am just recovered from a broken bone in my foot, but have the OK from my doctor to run. Today I ran 1.77 in 30 minutes, which I am happy about. For November, I am going to stay with once a week, but if that goes well, I wiil move to twice a week in December. I always take things slow in the beginning and I've given myself a long time to reach my goal. I look forward to running, but I have cut back on swimming since I started, not a deliberate choice but its working out that way. Sometimes life just takes way more time than I actually have available!
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 7:52am

I know what you mean.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 7:48am

Very interesting re: the protein.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 7:16am
I know what you mean. I've been there and it felt like I'd never get back in shape again. But, you know, you turn around and next thing you know they're grown up! I know it's cliche but that's because it's so true.





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.:-(





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?
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

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