Wellness Wednesday Series - 2018 Wellness Goals



Oh my goodness, is this series, sponsored by the wonderful Natalie of Natalie The Explorer, coming along at just the right time. After a month of holiday fun, feasting and frivolity it’s time to get back to the basics of good health and overall well being as we kick off 2018.

My Ten Wellness Goals For 2018

1.  Reduce processed sugar calories to no more than 100 per day.

2.  Increase water intake to 8 glasses per day.

3.  Add in 2x a week of strength training.

4.  Add in 2x a week of yoga.

5.  Train for one long distance biking event.

6.  Train for one backpacking event.

7.  Limit gluten-containing items to no more than 100 calories per day.

8.  Begin meditating 2x daily, five minutes each time to begin.

9.  Initiate internet-free Sunday’s.

10. Lose ten pounds by signing up for an internet support program.

(You might note an absence of anything pertaining to cardio exercises in my Wellness list above.
That’s because I already do hours and hours of cardio weekly, and have since my 20’s. ๐Ÿ˜Š)

So that’s my list, both easy and challenging at the same time. I’m eager to get started in that I’d like this year, my 55th on the planet, to be the best one yet!

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I want to invite you all to not only visit the blogs of some of the other Wellness participants below, but to consider joining us. We’ll be posting updates the second Wednesday of each month throughout 2018, so there is plenty of time to climb on board the Wellness train. Or, just join in by leaving a reply on how you are doing with YOUR wellness goals!


Comments

  1. I'm adding in some resistance training this year - because I too have always focused on cardio. It's something I don't enjoy, but will do me good. I'm also giving meditation a go & looking around for the right walking challenge. Looking forward to tracking your progress.

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    1. ‘Use it or lose it’ is increasingly my call to action Jo Tracey. Meaning I do need to give both stretching and my muscles much needed attention after decades of taking both for somewhat granted.

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  2. Your activity and commitment to it is impressive. I like the "two-for" activities, i.e. a meditative walk. Today, my weight and cardio activity will involve snow clearing.

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    1. I am at my most authentic when in motion. I crave the endorphins, and once achieved generally have a solid remainder of the day. And exactly the opposite when I don’t, so I keep pushing.

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  3. Great list of things to accomplish. What yoga do you do? Or do you know it well enough you can do on your own? Good luck with the long training items, you will do great!

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    1. Just ‘normal’ yoga at this time Sarah. As much time as I spend hiking, running and biking, I may not have energy left for anything fancier than a few down dogs and warrior poses! ☺️

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  4. Great goals and I'm sure you'll ace them, Tamara. I'm with you to make this year and every year going forward the best years ever.

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    1. The accountability of having to report back monthly is going to be a great incentive, Natalie. Excited about this journey!

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  5. Great list. Bravo for all of the cardio that comes naturally to you already. I have generally been better about cardio, too. Now trying to add weight lifting to the routine.

    I remember now that you guy enjoyed a backpacking trek this past summer (or spring?). Will look forward to this year's adventure. About five years ago, we had begun hiking (day trips) quite regularly and got caught on a mountainside in a cold, pouring and very unexpected rain storm. I came home that day and ordered ponchos, a small tent, solar blankets, flashlights and a backpack to put them in. And then we sat down and stopped hiking. I think PC had surgery and we never picked it up again. I LOVE going, though. And hope that this year, as we are both currently healthy and pain-free, we can jump in again.

    I am going to try to return to limiting sweets to Saturday, after my Weight Watcher weigh in that morning. You have such enviable discipline. Hope you will rub off on me. XO

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    1. Leslie, I sincerely love pushing myself physically, so I think you may be giving me too much credit in thinking it’s discipline. It’s a bit hard to explain, but once I’m in motion I simply don’t want to stop. The push just seems to come naturally from somewhere inside. I love it!

      Now giving up sugar, on the other hand, that one is so darn tough for me!

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  6. We all have similar goals so I think we are all on the right track. Love your idea of internet-free Sundays they make such a difference. I started this last year and love the peace and also have discovered there is certainly life outside of my laptop!
    Sue
    Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. Well, Sue, you have been a terrific motivator for me on your blog. I love your fighting spirit!

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  7. I like the idea of Internet Free Sundays. There are so many times that I'll waste time all day on Sundays and then it will be bedtime and I haven't done anything to prepare for my week! I may have to borrow this idea!

    I'm with you on the water goal. Let's get hydrated together! (That sounded so much better in my head...)

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    1. Well, there’s no harm in trying, right? Nicely, I have a new cross stitching progress, a birth record for my new soon-to-be-here granddaughter, that will keep me off the computer and busy for many weeks!

      And yes, let’s definitely hydrate together! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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