MOLO Update


Well, it’s been one month since I talked about starting over.   Let’s review my S.M.A.R.T Goals and see where I am with them.

GOAL #1: Eat a protein based breakfast. Most mornings, I eat a carb based breakfast or skip it all together. If I commit to eating a protein based breakfast, I will be off to a great start each morning.

Update: On a scale of 1-10, I will give myself a 8 on this one. I have focused on eating protein for breakfast, but there have been a handful of days that I opted for a carb instead. I am  happy with the progress on this one!

GOAL #2 Drink 32oz of water. As I said before, I would like to drink 64oz, but I have to be realistic. I am starting with 32oz and will build on that.

Update: On a scale of 1-10, I will give myself a 5 on this one. I started off great, but then find myself opting for the Coke Zero instead. I know, I know. I need to kick that bad habit!

GOAL #3  Move at LEAST 30 minutes a day. On the days I workout, I easily get an hour. But there are days when I don’t do anything at all. On those days, I need to move at least 30 minutes, but will shoot for 60.

Update: On a scale of 1-10, I will give myself a 7 on this one. I have been moving a lot more since the challenge started but on some days I haven’t moved at all. Our family has gotten in the habit of going for walks most evenings and that has helped me so much. But there are the days that I let life get in the way.  And yes, I mean I let it. There is really no excuse. I should make time to move 30 minutes a day.  

Goal #4 Sleep 7-8 hours a night.  I don’t know if it’s age, stress or what, but I don’t get enough sleep. I toss, turn and deal with insomnia most nights. This one will be tough, but I am going to focus on it. I will disconnect from technology an hour before bed, and read instead. I will also make sure I am in bed early enough to get 7 hours of sleep.

Update: On a scale of 1-10, I will give myself a 9.5 on this one. I am going SO much better getting my sleep.

This wasn’t a S.M.A.R.T goal for me, but for Lent, I have been focusing on not eating between meals. I am a habitual snacker, especially when I am sitting at the computer. I have cut that completely out the past week, along with candy. I really feel good about this change! I know if I can continue it and focus on my S.M.A.R.T goals, I will see results. With 3 weeks left in this challenge, I am going to put extra focus on moving and drinking water.

Did you make goals? How are you coming with them? Email me at and let me know.




Jennifer Alameda is a working wife and mother with a passion for fitness.

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