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STRONGEND GOALS BLC 19

Monday, April 16, 2012

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN AND HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE. REMIND ME

Hold off on some gratification now & you can have a BIG A** abundance of gratification later (from the page of an amazingly successful sparker)

As you now know, this round we are putting more focus on our STRONGEND Challenge!

How many of you, in your REAL life run around day to day with no plan, no schedule. You wouldn't DREAM of it, right? Your life would be pure chaos! Why should your "diet" be any different? How many of us think about our weight JUST from Monday morning until Wednesday morning? You chuckle, because there is truth in that :-)
The STRONGEND focuses on having a plan and a focus. It's not about tracking your food but on planning your success! It's about setting small, obtainable goals and ticking them off each week. It's about planning for those big events coming up - Memorial Day, end of the School Year, 4th of July and summer madness!

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Put a lot of thought into this - it's your 12-week road map. Only you know how you're going to divert the landmines over the 12 weeks. Have fun with it. Think of adding in things you never thought possible and do them! You want to spend one weekend jumping rope 5 minutes of every hour? PLAN IT, DO IT. You've always wanted to take up tennis? PLAN IT, DO IT. Think about how amazing you are. Think how proud you will be to come report this to the team. Think how good you will feel about yourself each week as you accomplish the small and attainable goals you set for yourself.

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN AND HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE. REMIND ME

Hold off on some gratification now & you can have a BIG A** abundance of gratification later (from the page of an amazingly successful sparker)

Those that know me might think I am the consummate planner being a former Marine and self-professed Type A. Thing is, I have always sucked (sorry) at setting goals. I’m not even sure I ever got past what that really MEANS. Sure I plan. I plan EVERYTHING. Follow through? Not so much. That is where BLC and the team and my sparkfriends come in. I NEED you all because my family - well not so much. They kind of humor me and condescend my friends in the computer and that “spark thing”.

I don’t plan Saturdays unless planning is a day off and honestly I am planning to plan Saturday as a day off unless Sunday is a holiday that I need to swap out. That is what works for my family schedule/routine and one thing I have learned is I have to roll with my family and not against my family or the minimal support becomes outright opposition and my family is my heart and the heart of my home.

That doesn’t mean Saturday doesn’t count. It does. It must.

My main goals for BLC 19 are:

Remember my word for 2012 - Renewal
Be honest with myself
Be consistent.
Mean what I say and DO IT.
NO EXCUSES. NO PROCRASTINATION. JUST DO IT.
I am committing to no alcohol at home during BLC 19 with an exception socially OCCASIONALLY.
Portion control - figure it out and own it. I never have gotten this piece. Maybe it’s the missing link?
Use the tools (Where are the Bodymedia Fit? MapMyRun? Podcasts?, Heart rate Monitor? Garmin? Bike Computer?)
Lose 15 lbs. through focussed eating, strength training and cardio

WHEN WE PULL OUT OF MICHIGAN HEADED TOWARD WASHINGTON D.C. I WANT TO LEAVE THAT 15# BEHIND FOREVER.

EVERY STRONG "END" FOR ME SHOULD HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF THIS:

Be conscious and mindful of what I eat on Saturdays even if I don’t track. Practice for being a strong maintainer
At least 3 liters of water daily
Minimum 30 minutes Cardio on Saturdays
Sunday - TRACK
Family time
Walk Maggie briskly regularly for both of our wellbeing


4/25 WEEK 1: NUTRITION
(BACK ON TRACK - START STRONG - STRONG “END”)

Portion control has to be a real focus 24/7. This is my biggest downfall and, I believe, the missing link for me along with tracking.



5/2 WEEK 2: FITNESS
(BALANCE BLC/AZURE/LIFE WITH FITNESS PLAN)
Cinco De Mayo Triathlon Party/Kentucky Derby

Get back to the gym and in the pool
Get those sexy guns and shoulders back. Even in my mid 50's I CAN!
Put the bike rack on the car
Training has begun for Tour De Cure (Year Two Red Rider [riding with diabetes]}
Gardening - last year in the Two Acre Woods - ENJOY! Wonderful exercise for the soul too!
Work my plan consistently - journal how I feel, take measurements
Warm up - stretch
Strength training (Can you say bat wings? Summer is upon us and I can't wear long sleeves. Where did my guns go?)
Cardio
Try new workout videos regularly - short and sweet is better than not at all! (Podcasts, Youtube - use them)
Jillian’s Body Revolution


5/9 WEEK 3: REST AND RELAXATION
(Mother’s Day/Tori’s Birthday)

Mammogram (you know, the one that is ummmm YEARS overdue and we have a family history of breast cancer and *I* have had issues?)
Colonoscopy
Bone Density
Skin Cancer Screening (Schedule Mohs surgery)
MANI/PEDI
Am I making progress on my 2012 Word of the year?
Self-improvement books?
Course?
Go Kayaking?
*If we go out for Mother’s Day, swap out Saturday no tracking with Sunday)


5/16 WEEK 4: NUTRITION
Tori’s Last Concert/After Party/Birthday Party

How are Meatless Monday’s working into our meal plans?


5/23 WEEK 5: FITNESS
(MEMORIAL DAY)

Out of town trip ???? Last big Michigan to do - don’t make it about food (did I say that?)

5/30 WEEK 6: REST AND RELAXATION

Closer and closer to the move and the custody hearing and issues - Practice meditation and yoga - learn to love it and make it a habit!


6/6 WEEK 7: NUTRITION
Tour De Cure - 60 Mile Ride for Diabetes I ride as a Red Rider Year 2
Briana Home
Derek Home on Leave?

All that “Can you make _____” totally bad in a good way cooking....
Am I tracking? Portion control?

6/13 WEEK 8: FITNESS
(Father’s Day)

Go kayaking/bike ride at Stoney Creek


6/20 WEEK 9: REST AND RELAXATION

Practice for being a strong maintainer (I should be there by now....)

6/27 WEEK 10: NUTRITION

UNDER CONSTRUCTION


7/4 WEEK 11: FITNESS
(July 4th)

Concentrate on fitness. Last weekend before move - away for weekend - potential to let old habits creep in. Should have been at goal for a few weeks now rockin' a new attitude feeling good in my skin.
Travel with healthy snacks/drinks!

7/11 WEEK 12: REST AND RELAXATION
Move week. Good-bye to the Two Acre Woods. Good-bye to BLC 19. Hello Washington D.C. & new adventures!

Should be at goal and ready to be a MoM when we start BLC 20....can I keep my promise to myself????
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  • 4CYNDI
    Sounds like a great plan to me. Have fun and go with it!
    3233 days ago
  • PATCHESOK
    You are amazing Mama Kal!! I know you can do this, and I can still come by to give you a swift kick when you need it and would expect the same from you emoticon !! Remember once a Cougar always a Cougar!!! Love Ya!!!
    3235 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    Good plan! We're in this together, so I'll keep an eye on you if you keep one on ME!
    3237 days ago
  • ALOHAEV1
    Wow Kal, seems like just yesterday you were talking about the move and now it's really closer. Time flies and yes it will be a whole new adventure from the woods to the city.

    Perhaps there should be a check back often accountability organized to keep us all in line. Can't believe you've thought ahead that far (well, for you I can believe it, you never struck me as a true procrastinator) you'll do just fine.

    Now to go catch up on your other blogs, good to see you back again.
    3237 days ago
  • PRIZM96
    I love it, Kal! Great goals! I can understand compeletely about setting "goals"..... What? :-)
    Like you, I went through each week and had to give myself very specific stuff to do--things to check off. That's what works for me.

    I'm proud of you, Kal! I'll keep an eye on you, if you keep an eye on me! :-)
    3237 days ago
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