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Do You Have Any Back-to-School Health or Fitness Goals?

Truth be told, I've been out of school for a while now, but when Labor Day rolls around, I get that back-to-school mindset.

Similar to New Year's resolutions, the start of school, even if I don't attend classes, gets me thinking about setting some new health and fitness goals. I am recommitting to brown bag lunches, just like elementary school. September also makes me think about running cross country, and I want to get off the street and do some more trail running. What about you . . .


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wildsngrny wildsngrny 8 years
Back to school is also around the same time as my birthday, so Septepmer always feels like the start of the new year for me! So, that's when I make my New Year's Resolutions. I'm only 2 weeks in, but so far I've been able to meet my goals for working out. While I haven't eaten perfectly every day, I know I've been eating more healthfully than I did all summer. And, thanks to leeluvfashion, I remembered to take my vitamins today (I read her post!). Thanks, ladies, for your input--keeps me motivated!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yes, my goals/plans are: - I clean the yard often in the fall so that becomes a workout for me (at least 1-1/2 hrs raking, sweeping, walking) and I plan on moving around more. I want to lose the flab that built up on my abs ( :sad: ). - Change my eating habits. I need to stop myself from eating food because of boredom & stress. Also I need to eat more natual foods and get more vitamins; right now my diet is crappy.
syako syako 8 years
I love the cooler weather!! I'm going back to work too, so hopefully I'll be able to figure out a great schedule to keep me on track and healthy!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't have any specific goals for right now - partly cause i'm not in school and partly cause i don't use this time of year to be my goal-setting period. i try to be consistent and healthy all year round and this is just the status quo for me.
teagirl teagirl 8 years
My goal is to manage stress and make wiser choices at meal time!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I second the "back to work" thing...for a while I was unemployed this summer, but for the past month or so, I've been working a new job and it has forced me to be more organized and time-conscious. Other than that, back-to-school really doesn't affect me a whole lot.
BellesMommy422 BellesMommy422 8 years
Back to school means back to work for me (I'm not a teacher, I work as a Nanny for one). My plan for back to school is to continue exercising and loose some more weight. I also want to be more active outdoors. I plan to do a lot of outdoor activities with my daughter. I also plan to stick with eating more healthy and make better food choices! Good Luck to all!
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
As a high school English teacher, back to school for me means getting back into my routine. I finish teaching around 3:30 or 4 pm, and immediately high tail it to the gym. I also pack healthy lunches, which is so unlike the summer months when I'm constantly eating out and around temptation.
jdeprima jdeprima 8 years
It's more of a back-to-work issue. For almost a year I worked from home, so I could go outside and exercise whenever I wanted. Now I've taken a "real" job again, and I'm back to not being free during daylight, so I need to suck it up and join a gym so I can stay on track (luckily, new job pays for membership). But I'm excited--I may start swimming, which I've never really done as a workout.
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