Analysis of your Life Aims? Becoming Lighter Series – (4)

Having pursued specific aims, found yourself following a plan or at least have a plan, then decide what is next.  For me, I tend to get value out of aims by measuring them. If I’ve lost weight, I’ll write it down so can see progress. If you exercise, it is fun to see how much, by recording it. By measuring results, you see how far you have come, which encourages you on a positive route.

If it is all a struggle, which it often is, see if you can decide on some sub goals or aims which helps with the fear and hopelessness. Everything is a struggle particularly as people or occasions often ruin good intentions and plans (family, friends, children, commitments). These can help keep stuff in control, measurable and time based.

To sum up…

– Measure your aims or goals

– Write down your progress

– Plan some sub goals if life is interfering


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How do you want to feel? – Update and Challenge


So I’ve decided that it is about time to update on the “fitness regime”, as a friend recently called it.  The answer is yes, I’m still on it and over a month later, feeling stronger, lighter and more motivated.

However, after losing 2 1/2 kg, have found it all very frustrating due to the slow loss.  This is probably because of alcohol  consumption and going out for a few meals. It is very hard to visit eateries and order something low fat. This is something to work on. Not just for me, but the food places too.  Why don’t cafes, pubs and restaurants place healthy options with the calorific information?

Also, I’ve started proactively increasing the weight training in order to gain more muscle (haha).  This is hopefully going to encourage health benefits, but that may take some time. Unfortunately, when you are over 45, it all seems to take forever.

My gym has been running a weight loss group and encouraged this challenge:

– Exercise 30 minutes a day

– Green veggies everyday (broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, brussels sprouts, etc.)

– Write down what you eat and drink

This  challenge has been tricky and harder than originally thought. However, it has been very helpful and enables you to discover hidden weaknesses.  What are yours? Mine is choosing healthier options when away from home.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. Thanks for reading and please follow.

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