What are your health and fitness goals for 2019?

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It’s been the first week of the new year, so how are your health/fitness goals for 2019 coming along?  What have you decided to do differently this year? 

I have set a goal of committing to exercise at least four days a week. ( I would love to exercise daily but I am setting a lower goal of four so I won’t spiral out if I miss a day. Progress, not perfection. So far this year I have worked out 5 of the first 7 days of January.

As far as diet, I have been Vegan/Vegetarian (I tend to alternate due to my love of cheese and eggs) since the end of July last year and plan on sticking with it. I also have decided to post my food journal online as a way of keeping me mindful and accountable. The first entry is scheduled here tonight. My calorie goal is around 1200-1600 calories depending on the day and my mood/energy level.  So far so good on that one.

But really, this post is about YOU. What are your goals?  Let’s discuss and support and encourage each other

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16 Replies to “What are your health and fitness goals for 2019?”

    1. It’s so hard to stick with a plan when you’re sick. I hope you feel better soon. How is the fitbit working out? I have been tempted to get one when money’s not so tight

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      1. Thanks! I have been using it for years and it keeps all my past history. It’s a good way for me to set goals and keep on track. And by looking back through the data, I was able to see a direct correlation between ‘falling off the wagon’ and increased resting heart rate. I am very motivated to get that number back down in the low 70s, high 60s. I started with the entry level model (flex) and then upgraded to one after a while that could tally flights climbed. You can also ‘friend’ others with fitbits and have step challenges. We did that at work for a while…it was fun until a few got too competitive and started faking their steps, lol.

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      2. Wow, that sounds pretty good. I definitely need to look into one, Perhaps as a ‘reward’ for six months on program. I could definitely see myself getting competitive. lol

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  1. I’m trying to get more definition, strength and flexibility! I have a pretty good gym schedule, but my biggest issue is food – I love eating out, so I’ll either have to reduce that or be even more conscious of what I eat during the week. I was debating about finding a vegan meal plan to help me get enough protein in to build muscle, because I definitely don’t get enough! We can do this!

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    1. Yes we can! Are you still in Indonesia? I would imagine Vegan would be pretty easy given all the delicious food there. Can you do tofu for the protein? If you can get online much myfitnesspal.com has been a big help in tracking my food. So glad to hear from you. Hope all is well.

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      1. Haha! Surprisingly not that easy – or it is, if I want to spend a lot of money on things like beans and lentils when I fancy a change from tofu and tempeh! I mean, that stuff is good, but not everyday. Indonesian dishes are also really heavy on beef and chicken, so whilst I’ve found a few vegan dishes, there aren’t too many traditional ones! I loved MyFitnessPal when I was losing weight – it was great help. All is good, hope all is good with you?

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  2. In 2019, I’d wish to add some more weight. I feel that I need to bulk up so I can do more strength training especially now that I’m in my 30s. Thanks for the encouragement(s) grandpa!

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  3. I am after the muscle up. Getting into calisthenics has been quite humbling thus far but I vow to make some big strides in 2019. My first ever spartan races is already penciled in for June so training hard and staying fit!

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