Post # 1
What are your wellness goals?
I would have to say there are some numbers that matter more to me than others…
fasting blood sugar and A1c
resting heart rate
body fat percentage
Less important numbers:
When I set my goals, I use BMI as a guideline (not an end-all, be-all) to guage where I am and where I want to be. Other than that, I don’t pay attention to the number on the scale. It is more important to me to be healthy, active, and fit than it is to be a particular size.
I have a daughter now, and I want to set a good example for her. I need to model certain healthy behaviors for her. My goal is to have a healthy relationship with food, to eat a variety of unprocessed foods, cook at home often, sit down and eat meals as a family when possible. I want to be active. I want to jog along side her as she learns to ride a bike. I want to swim together in the summer. I want to hear about her day while we take an after dinner walk through the neighborhood. I want to see her cheering me on as I run road races, and I want to cheer her on in whatever athletic endeavors she has.
So Bees, what are your wellness goals? Do you want to get to a certain weight on the scale regardless of whether or not it’s healthy or sustainable? Do you want to eat a healthy diet to reduce your cholesterol? What are you doing to achieve your goals?
Post # 3
The main number I’m working on is cholesterol. Mine was high enough to be put on medicine a few months ago and I want to get off of it. I don’t weigh myself except at the doctor so I don’t go by weight.
As for not numbers goals, I want to build up my strength and build muscle.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I’m a big fan of not number goals! Good luck on your journey to lower cholesterol 🙂 My dad has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, so I try to keep an eye on those to make sure I don’t creep slowly in that direction.
Post # 5
@DaneLady: Main goal is to be healthy!! That can be achieved at any size/shape or weight. The numbers are absolutely important, but also are at the hands of genetics too, which makes it more difficult for others. I am blessed with limited issues – in family history – of blood pressure/cholestoral. And, so far, those numbers are very healthy per my doctor. However, we have a strong cancer lineage, and so I know leading a healthy lifestyle MAY help hinder the outcome.
With that said, I try to lead a healthy lifestyle by working out (at least 4 times a week), and preparing meals from ‘scratch’. I also pack my lunch pretty often, and eat breakfast daily 🙂
Currently, I am trying (and not too too hard because I have NO self control with the holidays!), to lose the last 10 lbs of a goal weight I set in March. The number is within a healthy range for me, and was something I wanted to achieve when I had gained an unhealthy amount of weight. I do not step on the scale daily though, not at all. I usually gauge by the way my clothes are fitting. Although I would LIKE to be a pants size smaller, the size I am wearing now makes me really proud, and I think I look pretty good!!
Post # 6
attain a certain weight because it is in a healthy range (in reality I have a weight I’m comfortable at that happens to fall within the “healthy range” so my goal is really to just maintain this weight)
lost fat (it was more just keep extra fat from appearing!)
eat healthy- other (make my meals, eat whole foods, etc)
All of my important numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc) have always been perfect so right now they’re not really a goal of mine (I’m not trying to improve my numbers anyway) but definitely a huge benefit of health/fitness and in the future they could become a goal obviously.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I want to:
-Get into those jeans from high school — well, not high school, but my first few years of college! I just want to go down a pants size or two.
-I want to lose fat and build some muscle. So I have a leaner body but I am also stronger!
-And so of course I also checked build endurance and be stronger!
And of COURSE I like cheese so all this is not easy 😛 I have never been a big stickler on my weight, because I know its so subjective. To me, its about how my clothes fit and how I see myself in the mirror (no cellulite pllleeeaassseee) and how I FEEL.
Post # 8
I voted “other” and “I like cheese.” My only real fitness goal is to not get injured. I’m terrified of having a bad back, so I usually workout in order to stay flexible and strong. Of course, I’d love to lose fat, but my “I like cheese” attitude often prevents me from doing so.
Post # 9
@Sunnyday278: Yum cheese. I could meet my daily fat total with cheese alone! Thanks, MyFitnessPal, for always pointing that out for me :/
Post # 10
Basically I am at a healthy weight, my cholesterol levels are great and blood pressure is perfect as well… Healthy healthy girl.
So my goals are more of feeling great about how I look while maintaining a good relationship with food, which took me a long time to develop.
I just had two babies and I’m happy that I still look and feel great, but I would like to get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and back to my previous weight, so lose about 7 pounds and one pant size… I’d like to get back my six-pack abs and reduce fat on my thighs/butt (which I suspect will be attained when I stop breastfeeding).
Call me shalllow for these goals are about looks… but since I am already in terrific shape healthwise, I can manage to set these goals for myself without becoming too obsessed with them. If I don’t get there, at least I still feel good about myself and I know I am as healthy as I could be since I eat well and exercise daily.