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January 2016 Goals

Happy New Year!  I completely missed the obligatory “New Year, New Me” blog post but that’s just not where I’m at right now anyway.  I just don’t have any major goals for 2016 and I’m happy going day-by-day right now instead of trying to see any bigger than that.  Really, in 2016, I’d just like to be healthier, find a job, and be happy.  That’s all I ask for!

I’ve just been doing my own thing the last few weeks.  I’ve been hitting the gym religiously and haven’t missed a class there for the last 3 weeks.  This week, I even started adding some extra workouts too!


Typically, I am at the gym for at least an hour so I usually need that next day off for rest.  I am starting to adapt and have more energy the next day so you can see I exercised yesterday, for 45 minutes (the gym is MWF).  Today, my lower back was a little sore so I need to make sure I roll it out more often.

Nutrition hasn’t been so great with the holidays around.  Too much sugar!  Yesterday, I did my best to track my food but I was so munchy all day, I knew it would be bad, but I still tracked.  My goal now is to keep tracking for at least 30 days straight, no matter what I eat.  It can be hard but a little guesswork makes it less stressful.

So I am all ready with my goals for the next few weeks:

  • Exercise 3 Times Per Week
  • Track my Food for 30 Days
  • Drink 64 Ounces of Water per day

I am trying to keep it simple right now while I get back into the swing of things so that is all I am working on.  I don’t want to track my food forever but I hope that by tracking, I will be more conscious of my decisions.  Maybe after the 30 days, I will add a new goal in like eating more vegetables or staying in calories.  Now, I need to be off, to get my day rolling!  Happy New Year!

What are your current goals?

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