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One Great Day, Followed By Another Great Day

I made some goals yesterday and accomplished them all. It’s been a long time since I felt so good about my choices at the end of the day, and I plan to make today another day to be proud of.

Having one successful day is no reason to brag, but it feels good to remember what reaching small goals feels like. When I think back to my success in the beginning, nothing extraordinary or dramatic occurred.  I just made lots of healthy choices that added up.


My goals for today are the same as yesterday:

– drink at least a gallon of water
– track my intake
– exercise for at least 30 minutes
– consume 1400 calories or less (healthy calories!)

Accomplishing these things add up, and I was inspired to take control again as I did earlier this month.

My ankle hurts a little, but I was able to do 45 minutes on the elliptical yesterday. I plan to do an hour of cardio today. I’ll do some strength training as well.

What are your current goals? Are you taking steps that bring you closer to reaching them?

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    January 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I am happy for you that you are in a good place.

    For me, I am at a place where I know what needs to be done, I just need to do it. Today I am going to stop being lazy and make sure I write down everything that goes into my body.

    Hope your day is great

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    January 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Kenlie, awesome choices and so good to focus on the small changes. They really do add up. I would; however, recommend that you have your ankle looked at. If you have a sprain, working out on it will definitely prolong the recovery. And it takes so long for soft tissue to heal. I know you had a bad experience at the pool, but perhaps you should give it a try again. The buoyancy would be good and less stress on your ankle. I also hope you are icing it 20 min. on, 20 min. off a few times each night. Definitely keep it elevated. Alternating strength training w/ cardio would also be good. Just a suggestion. I know how hard it is getting in shape after an injury.

    In any event, your dinner choice looks very appetizing. I love fish and edamame. I don’t considering giving yourself kudos for having a succesful day, bragging. You go girl!

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    January 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I have small goals every day too! Today it’s to workout and drink only water after I finish my morning coffee. Small to-do lists make me feel so much more productive, especially on a day off.

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    January 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I hope your ankle feels better. Great job staying on top of your goals.

    I like setting weekly goals or daily goals so I don’t feel as overwhelmed. You are so right about the good choices adding up. It really does in the long run regardless of a few minor bumps on the road!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend.

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    January 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I am always amazed at how easy it is to do the things that make me feel so bad, and how hard it can be to do the things that make me feel so good. But its true, and every day that I make the decisions to do the work, it always feels so worth it!! Great Job!

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    January 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Every day goals are what it’s all about. Thats how I take down big goals is by taking each day at a time, each workout at a time and each meal at a time.

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    January 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I’m so happy for you! I’ve made some bad choices over the past couple of days but this morning I vowed to get back on track and I have. I’m lucky that I don’t have to work terribly hard yet so I’m taking advantage of that. I mostly clean my house to exercise which really is quite a chore with two young children I’m pretty much always cleaning. But I have all the tools necessary to start exercising so I can bust through the plateau that I know is coming. Keep it up!

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    January 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hey Kenlie! Good for you for reaching those small goals…they certainly all count for something. I have plenty of goals but have yet to take the steps to reach them. My goal for tomorrow…NO soda, only my morning coffee and water for the rest of the day!!

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