Fourth Quarter Goals

So, time for some fourth quarter goals.  To be honest, I’m struggling to come up with them.  Well, not really come up with them.  I just think I don’t have a lot to say that I haven’t already said in recent posts.  But, here we go:

Reduce my body fat percentage  – Wanting to reduce my body fat percentage is very important to me.  But, I don’t really have a sense yet of what I can realistically expect from my increased protein and my strength training.  I also am not sure exactly when I’ll measure by Bod Pod. So, for now I’ve elected to not choose a specific number.

Eat at least 81g to 100g of protein a day – I’ve been trying to do that for the last month and most of the time I’ve achieved it.  100g is actual probably better than 81g, but it is hard to consistently do that and keep at a calorie level where I can lose fat.

2 to 3 days a week of strength training, with cardio on about 4 days a week – I’ve giving myself a bit of flexibility here.  The more I specify exact minutes or days I start feeling stressed and it tends to make exercise seem like a real chore.  I usually do the elliptical on days I go to the Y for strength training.  On other days, I will probably soon be mostly doing walking outside.  Since May, it has been too hot to walk outside, but it is now cool enough that I can do that which I much prefer to the treadmill.

Lower stress and work on achieving balance in my life – Yes, I know this is sort of vague.  But, I’ll know it when I do it.  I’ve worked some on this throughout this year and have had some success.  Stress has been more of an issue for the past few months, for reasons unrelated to weight loss.  This is an area where I really need to work on reducing the stress.  One thing that will help is to create more balance overall in my life.  Do more of a variety of things so I don’t have all my eggs in one basket.

I could add more stuff to this.  But, really, this is what I really want to work on during the rest of this year.  So, I’ll just leave it with these things.



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