Health & Fitness Goals For 2016

Health & Fitness Goals For 2016



Happy New Year and all that jazz Naturals!  While we are knee-deep into January, I have just NOW determined what my health and fitness goals will actually be for 2016. It took some time because I really wanted to get my mind out of the holidays (including bad eating and being lazy) and make a clear assessment of where I was and where I want to be by year’s end. 

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It is so easy to fall victim to “New Year, New Me (You)” mentality, but there is not going to be a new Sabrina. Instead, there will be the SAME woman who is taking control of her life, health and hair. Easy enough since I do have complete control of myself so when I stepped back and thought about how this is my body–then I realized I am the only person holding me back. 

Accountability
I need it and who better to help me than you? No one!  I know me and I know if I have to SHARE my victories along with my defeats then Sabrina is gonna be ON it!  I will from now on give monthly updates of my progress starting today.


I want to lose 60 lbs by the end of the year. Not sharing the weight but I will share losses (and hopefully not) gains.  I will share if I stayed on track with water, food and exercise intake.  If you want to see my daily track and me see yours, then let’s be friends: 


Myfitnesspal: seriouslynatural

Fitbit: SeriouslyNatural



Water Intake
I am making sure to get 88 ounces of water a day in and I track it on my Fitbit Charge. Over the holidays I have slacked horribly on this one so I am back on track starting yesterday and I got it in! I accept and appreciate ALL victories as they keep you going especially during the pitfalls. 

Movement
This has fallen off as well and I was doing a little trick where I put on my workout clothes as soon as I woke up to force myself to move. That did not always work but my goal is to get 10,000 steps a day and exercise at least 30 minutes 3 times a week. I STRUGGLE with this so I will be diligent on making this priority but also NOT beating myself up for not meeting this goal. 


I plan on brisk walking and getting on the elliptical and will take it slow before adding more as I have a bad knee and do not want to overdo it.  I will share more when I find out what it will be!


Proper meals w/ snacks
As you can imagine I fell all the way off of this. Initially I lost 20 lbs last year. I am proud of that but I gained 5 of them back and after the holiday I packed on  3 more pounds. THAT is stopping as I am back in full force. 


My Proper meal plan
Healthy breakfast 
Snack
Sensible lunch (usually a salad with protein)
Snack
Sensible dinner
Snack (if needed)


I will eat meat (beef and pork) only three times a week, eat more fruits, veggies and limit my sweets and sodium. Yes, it can be done because I did it before. If I stay on track I will have lost this weight by mid-October so that gives me all of November and December for weeks or even a month or two to get back on track if I falter.





Sleep
I do not get enough sleep so I track that on my Fitbit Charge. I average around 5 hours a night. I know that is terrible so I am working on getting that number up to 6 hours and hopefully all the way up to 8 hours a night by the end of the year. THIS may be my hardest goal yet!


OK, I’m shared more than I feel 100% comfortable with but this is only going to get me to the finish line by year’s end. I am scared shitless for sharing this with you but I know we can make this happen.  I would LOVE for you to share your plan for 2016 either below or shoot me an email at sabrina@seriouslynatural.org because accountability is key for making this happen!  


We are in this together Naturals,
Sabrina




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