Goal-setting is a good thing. Even if you fall short of your goals, I believe it's always good to have something you're striving for.
Following are my health goals for this year:
1. Eat more vegetables and fruit. To be specific, my plan is to eat five to six servings of non-starchy vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. I also plan to eat more greens (mustard greens are my favorite).
2. Drink more water. My goal is to drink somewhere between 3 liters and 3.8 liters. For a great hydration calculator click here. Specifically, what I'm doing is - I took a case of bottled water to work (12 - 10 oz bottles), set them on my desk - so they serve as a constant reminder. Then, save the empty bottles, take them home and refill them with purified water (I keep several gallon-jugs at home) and bring them back to work. If I drink at least 10 bottles per day, I've reached my goal.
3. Drink green tea. The health benefits are incredible - one of those being a weight loss booster. For every 10 ozs of green tea I drink, I'll deduct that amount from my daily water goal.
4. Keep a food journal. It's important to know what you're eating and how many calories you're consuming on a daily basis. Most successful dieters say keeping a food journal was critical to their success.
5. Exercise. My goal is to do some form of aerobic exercise for an hour, six days per week (aerobic video tape, biking, fast-walking). Some days I might only exercise thirty minutes but I want to strive for an hour. I also plan to do body weight exercises three times per week.
Have you set your goals yet? If you have any tips for me, please feel free to leave a comment.
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