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"2013, the year of Stephanie!" (Just Kidding!)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The title of my blog is a "Friends" reference, I love that show!

I have never been one to get caught up in all the New Year Resolutions and stuff, but this year I am just beyond excited! I want 2013 to be my goal year (180 and then possibly on to 170), but I am not going to be getting all crazy about it. All I know is that I will weigh less at the beginning of 2014 than I do right now, and that in itself makes me happy.

I have filled out my planner for the month of January with exercises specific to the day, and a very specific treat day plan in place and I am just ready for January! BLC 21 starts on the 16th and that is an added bonus that I am very much looking forward to!

So as I've mentioned many times, trying to make a goal of losing a certain amount of weight in a month is not the right kind of goal for me. So I am going to make my January goals measureable and attainable. Here goes...

January Goals
emoticon: Blog once a week with a progress report. For BLC, my weeks are going to run Wednesday-Tuesday so every Tuesday I will blog about the progress for the week. My weigh in will not be until Wednesday morning, so my blog won't contain that information. I will weigh in and change my ticker accordingly on Wednesdays, but I don't want the focus of my blog to be how much weight I did or didn't lose. I want it to be about the measureable goals. emoticon

emoticon: Track water intake! I am a Spark Points Ho, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. But I have been known to "track 8 glasses of water" each day just to get those 5 points. Shame on me! So I will be working on earning those points like a nice girl. ;) emoticon

emoticon: Strength training! I have hardly done any strength training throughout my journey. *GASPS* That is not good, not good at all. It has been very hit and miss. My plan in place for January is to do strength training for the upper body Mon, Wed, and Fri, and legs/lower body strength training Tue and Thu. emoticon

emoticon: Cardio! That one comes a lot more easier to me than some of the others. I have specific cardio plans for the month. Saturday and Sundays are considered my "rest days" but I still intend to walk leisurely at work and get some laps in to prevent me from being almost sedentary at work on those days. emoticon

emoticon: Track food! That one is easy peasy for me. I have been tracking religiously for over 9 months, so that is a no brainer. I have capped off my own personal range at 1700 with an understanding that I can go up to 1800. So focusing on staying in range is also the goal. emoticon

I am ready for this New Year. I am under no illusion that the year will be spotless, but I am prepared for the bumps in the road that come along with this journey, and I feel like I will be able to handle it. I hope everyone is as excited as I am and is ready to get some serious work done in 2013! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Smart goals. I like the way you think!
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    LOVE friends!! Great plan too- you got this!!
    3084 days ago
    Well I am not surprised by this blog (because I got the preview before) but I am so impressed with the way you have thought everything through. I am glad you are making your plan right for you and that you are focusing on what you need to focus on and not focusing on the things that can be a stumbling block! You are going to see some great successes this year and I am so glad to be along for the ride!!!

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    Those are great goals, and if you goal is to track your food daily, then the weight loss will come!

    I wish you the best of luck!!

    3085 days ago
    yes AWESOME you are!!! Sounds like some great goals to me! Simple, yet will be what gets you to where you want to be! To me 2013 is the year of SIMPLE! lol When its simple...there is less stress, less derailing, less crazy, and plain old win/lose, right/wrong. We do what we planned or we don't, but we keep going and learn what works and what doesn't. Heres to 2013!
    I think its awesome that you are going to be incorporating more workouts this year, and emoticon NICE....on the water tracking! lol Spark points ho is right! emoticon Also I am SO excited for the weekly progress reports, but you have been doing good with blog lately :) lots n lots of em!!! LOVE IT
    3085 days ago
    Steph what an awesome obtainable plan. I agree this is the year of Stephanie. Best wishes is all of your weight loss endeavors.
    3085 days ago
    I love that you have a detail outline on how you will lose the weight! Congrats on a wonderful blog.
    3085 days ago
    I'd say you definitely have attainable goals! Wish I could set specific days for specific things.. but I never know what is going on. Hoping the best for you this year! One thing I know.. is you are going to ROCK this year. I have a feeling you will easily hit goal plus some this year.
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    This all sounds great, Stephanie! Looking forward to reading your updates. I know you will do well this year!
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    Great plan. I love that you are taking the focus off the scale. The scale will take care of itself when you do all the other things you mentioned! Keep up the great work!
    3085 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great plan! You can do it!!!!!!
    3085 days ago
    Sounds like specific, attainable goals. You can rock this year.
    3085 days ago
    Great plan for a new svelte you. Make it happen
    3085 days ago
  • STRI23
    Loved this post. I think it's very smart of you to not focus on the scale every month. Every time I make a plan I've tried to "schedule out" my weight loss and up disappointed because the scale doesn't always budge like I want it to. I think I'm going to take your lead and focus on my daily goals instead of lbs lost. It'll be hard not to obsess over the scale, but hopefully I'll get over it. Thanks for being my inspiration today. emoticon
    3085 days ago
    Your enthusiasm is contagious and I love it!!!! You are definitely starting this year off right!

    As always, I look forward to reading your blogs about your progress!
    3085 days ago
    Love your goals for the year. I too am not big on New Years resolutions, but I did set some goals for myself this year. I really like that your goals are measurable and not scale related. You are focusing on healthy behaviors which will mean so much more than what the scale states. Keeping your focus on these will give you an awesome year.
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