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7-Day Summer Shape Up, Day 1: Set Realistic Goals

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Although this is a quick, 7 Day Shape Up, it’s more a kick-start to a healthier you than a lose-fat-fast boot camp -- you’ll be able to use these tips all year!

First things first:
It’s easy for women, and especially moms, to get down on themselves and discouraged when we see pictures of models and actresses with perfectly toned abs and amazing arms, but the reality is, those people spend major moolah to look that great, and sadly, some of them go to extreme measures to get there.

Working out, eating right, and taking care of ourselves should be about overall wellness and everyday happiness, not a “thin” or “sexy” end-result. Set realistic goals and make these promises to yourself:

  • I will not beat myself up for getting off track; tomorrow is a new day.
  • I will not compare myself to any other women; the goal is to be the best ME I can be.
  • I will focus on better health for myself and my family, NOT the # on the scale. 

Commit those to memory or post them where you'll see 'em often!

What are YOUR realistic goals when it comes to weight loss, working out, and living well? Tell us in the replies below; then check out Rachel Murray’s exclusive tips for CafeMoms on the keys to weight-loss success -- they’re realistic and terrific!

jumping rope To sign up for the 7-Day Summer Shape Up, click here.

 

by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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JCTVCBN
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

 

My goal is to work out about 3-4x a week.

Love060708kids
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

My realistic goals when it comes to weight loss:

Portion control

Drink 8+ glasses of water a day

Be more active, exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes

Keep a food diary and workout log 

mommy2three227
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:33 PM

To workout 35 min 5 days a week and eat healthy.

Lisha77
by Member on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM
My goal is to get in 30 minutes of exercise five days a week.
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imperfect511
by Amie on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Workout at least 50 minutes a day and eat more fruits and veggies.
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MunchiesMom324
by Member on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

My goal is to make it through this next meal, this next day, this next week... without giving up and giving in to temptation in the form of mac n cheese. 

Also, even if it doesn't feel like much, if I only do 20 crunches, that's 20 more than I would've done if I didn't work out at all. 

I can't ever get into a routine, so I'm going minute by minute.

miller060905
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Get plenty of water in me, eat a fresh fruit or veggie with at least 2 meals a day and exercise mon-fri
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iuangina
by Member on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

My current goals:

1.  Do all of my triathlon training this month

2.  Stick with my nutrition this week.

3.  Log all my food on myfitnesspal.com


Lenore0708
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Get to the gym 3 times a week. When at home take the twins for a walk. Keep up with my water in take. Continue to eat healthy every day :)
JoyJoy
by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM
my goal is to eat better and exercise everyday
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