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My 2010 Goals

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For the record: I don’t set resolutions.

I don’t set resolutions because I don’t “resolve” to do anything.  No – I go two steps further – I create SMART goals, and a plan to help me accomplish those goals.  This year, because it’s the first year that I won’t have a baby in the house, I’ve decided to set some pretty big goals.

Goal #1 – Lose 12 lbs
My main goal this year is to lose the last remaining 12 lbs of pregnancy weight. (I know it doesn’t sound like a lot of weight, but losing any weight is hard).  The key in this goal is to exercise and eat healthy (or at least consume less calories than my body spends).  Unfortunately that’s not as easy as it sounds, because I tend to be an emotional eater – I eat when I’m happy and I eat when I’m upset.  However, I find eating well (no fast food and less sugar) is a much easier for me when I’m training for a race…

Goal #2 – Run a 1/2 Marathon
I want to run the Mississauga Half-Marathon.  Before kids I ran a lot… (That’s putting it mildly).  OK – I’ll be honest, I’ve ran 3 full marathons and at least 7 half-marathons…  I know what to expect from a race – but it’s like each pregnancy, while you know what the outcome will be, you have still have to do the training and the actual birth, and no two pregnancies are the same.  I’ve run some awful races, and I’ve run some great races (I’m hoping this will be a great race).  Training for races helps me stick to a plan, and it helps me to keep my eating on track (it’s hard to train well when all you eat are muffins and coffee).

Basically – those are my 2 main goals – lose weight and run a half-marathon.  Thankfully they go hand in hand!

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  • kia
    January 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    5 months, you have this in the bag! You can do it!!

  • yourgirlamy (amy wettig)
    January 3, 2010 at 4:00 am

    RT @lazymamafitness: Another great post! My 2010 Goals http://tinyurl.com/ybhnt9w

  • kia
    January 3, 2010 at 4:04 am

    5 months, you have this in the bag! You can do it!!

  • fitcheerldr (Janice Smith)
    January 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Another great post! My 2010 Goals http://tinyurl.com/y8d7g9g

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  • Paul MacKenzie
    April 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Janice, I found your page as I too am running the same race. I hope your training is going well with only 24 days to go till the Mississauga half marathon.

    I created a brief race preview of the half Marathon for 2010, so if you are new to the course or perhaps if it helps anyone else who is running the same race it is linked below.

    http://runningsamadhi.elehost.com/general-running/race-report/2010/mississauga-12-marathon-2010-preview/

    I hope you have a great race!

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