We all do better when we set goals.  A good ol’ bloke said this: You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. -Sir Ed (Edmund Hillary).  So I’ve got a few challenging goals of my own:

1-set myself a 12-week challenge in the beginning of the 2010.  Habits start to form after doing something for 3 weeks; it becomes part of what we call “body memory”.

2a- eat 6+ fruits/veggies a day.  With it being summer here and the strawberries and raspberries going ripe on the vine and the amazing amount of veggies we’re growing this year, I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to get into the habit.

2b- exercise every day even if I don’t feel like it.  God knows our dog needs the exercise as much as I do.

2c- limit my intake of junk food to once a week.  I like this one because it still lets me go out for dinner on Fridays, or barring takeaways that night, have a chocolate bar or ice cream once a week.  No point in going without some of my favourite foods.

3- count calories and by extension, write down what I eat.  Myfitnesspal.com has a good tracker that I use.

4- not cheat or lie to myself about food.  If I ate a huge bag of tortilla chips in one sitting, I need to say that I ate a whole bag of tortilla chips in one sitting, not several sittings and not over several days.

5- not be in a hurry: we all want it to come off, but it didn’t get there overnight, and it won’t come off overnight.  Patience is a virtue.

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