Terrific 21 Update

19 Jun

Happy Tuesday!

If you looked at our post yesterday, you saw our new commitment to a healthy lifestyle, in the form of our Terrific 21 Plan.  If you haven’t checked it out, do it here!  Today, we are expanding on the goals we mentioned yesterday, so YOU can see what our action plan is for this summer.  If you would like to get fit with us, or just maintain your level of fitness now, join us in our journey and we will support you all along the way with this blog!

Our Goals, Defined:

Here are some things that we want to achieve this summer, with hard work and having our blogger friends (YOU) keep us accountable:


1. Hydrate!  Keeping hydrated and drinking fluids throughout the day not only helps with focus in general, but it is essential to performing well in our workouts.  After doing some research, we found that you need to drink about 16 oz of water about 2 hours before a workout, and after to replace lost fluids.  We are not very successful at this goal now, but working towards it involves filling up our tumblers every chance we get.


2. Eat when hungry, not when bored.  This means no mindless snacking, munching or sneaking in the pantry (totally guilty) before lunch and dinner.  Eating “just because” makes it hard to eat a full nutritious meal later.  While snacks are important to keep the metabolism going and to keep energy levels up, we are going to work on listening to our bodies and eating when we really feel hungry.

3.  Lower stress levels.  With high stress jobs, starting a new commitment to working out and being type-A people in general, we both have (unnecessary) amounts of stress that we need to work on.  We both want to enjoy life and learn, which means not focusing on getting every detail perfect.  This goes hand-in-hand with having mistakes be learning opportunities.  Whether we mess up in the workplace, or fall off our plan for a day, each mistake is something that we can learn from and grow to be better people because of it.

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4.  No excuse is good enough.  This is a harsh truth, but one that promotes dedication to our commitment.  While injury is a different story (no working out when you are hurt!), there are many times in the past where we haven’t been active simply because we were too lazy and made excuses.  Well, not anymore!  This is our time (and yours) to take ownership for the promises you make to commit to a healthy lifestyle and give it all you can!

So, there you have it!  Our main goals are difficult, but we WILL achieve them, along with your support.  We will support you too as you follow us and read along about our fitness journey!

How are you participating in our Terrific 21 Plan?




4 Responses to “Terrific 21 Update”

  1. Matt Dionis June 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Best if luck with your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. We’re excited to follow your progress : )

    • twineats June 20, 2013 at 2:48 am #

      Thank you. Thanks for reading! We are excited to fully commit to a healthy lifestyle.

  2. Aurora June 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I think I’m going to do something similar! I like the idea of having specific goals, especially ones to work on each week!

    • twineats June 20, 2013 at 2:47 am #

      Great! Keep us posted. We would love to follow your progress 🙂

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