Visit this page often to see updates on Mersereaux's current goals, as well as past goals & accomplishments.

November 02, 2011 - Breathe. Be. Be There. 
GOAL - Be there for those around in need right now. 
GOAL - Reestablish an eating and exercise routine as part of the end of the reboot/juice fast. 

October 26, 2011 - Juice Fast, Journal, Research
GOAL - Finish out juice fast
WHY - Reboot my body & eating habits. 
GOAL - Restart food journal once juice fast is done.
WHY This will help me be aware and accountable for what I eat - not only to promote weight loss, but to make sure I'm eating well and getting the nutrients I need.
GOAL - Research local personal trainers.
WHY - I'd like to see if there is a personal trainer in my price range. I'd like to go to a few sessions and learn some new workout tips & techniques, plus have some motivation to do more strength training.

October 19, 2011 - Juice Fast
GOAL -  10 day juice fast
WHY - Reboot my body and eating habits. 
GOAL - Maintain participation in the Couch to 5K program.
WHY - Get back into running. I started about a year ago, but given all the injuries/surgery/health issues I've had in the past few months, I'm starting back at the beginning.

October 12, 2011 - Getting Back Into It
GOAL - keep up/begin my previous goals again. I am back to 09/14, preparing for the juice fast, trying to keep up with everything else. 
GOAL - Maintain participation in the Couch to 5K program.

September 14, 2011 - Preparing for Juice Fast
GOAL - buy juicer, start weaning down caffeine, alcohol, & cheese consumption
WHY - I'm hoping this well help reboot my body and give me my appreciation for food back. There are also some medical professionals who believe that partial fasting can also help lower blood pressure & reduce sugar cravings.

September 8, 2011 - Daily Calisthenics & Stretching
GOAL - daily calisthenic exercises, done at the time I weigh myself. I will start with sit-ups/crunches and wall push-ups, as many reps of 10 as I feel comfortable with on Friday, Sep. 9 and increasing on a weekly basis. 
WHY - This is a way to dip my toes back into the pool of exercise, since I don't yet have the all-clear to jump in. I'm hoping the calisthenics will help jump-start my energy levels and work my muscles a bit without being too hard on my body. 

GOAL - stretching (and/or yoga) before bed
WHY - Doing a few yoga poses/stretching before bed will help relax any tight muscles and get me in the mood for sleep. 

Keep track of my fitness log here

August 31, 2011 - Food Journal & Constructive Worrying
GOAL - set aside a time every day for constructive worrying (for me, this will be when I get home from work).
WHY - This is a technique suggested by PyschCentral to help aid deep & restful sleep. Making sure that all the stressful issues of the day are addressed during the day can help you get to bed earlier at night. 

GOAL - keep a food journal (beginning 09/01). 
WHY - This will help me be aware and accountable for what I eat - not only to promote weight loss, but to make sure I'm eating well and getting the nutrients I need. I'm currently in the process of getting an appointment to start seeing a dietician, so I'm also pre-empting a suggestion I think they'll make.

August 24, 2011 - Taking Stock Of My Matter
Matter - anything that has mass {a term often used interchangeably with weight} and takes up space.

GOAL - weigh self daily.
WHY - Multiple studies have shown that weighing oneself daily helps keep you in touch with your body's natural weight fluctuations, as well as helping you catch that weight creeping up on you early.

GOAL - measure self weekly. 
WHY - I believe honing in on the scale exclusively can be dangerous, especially if one is participating in activities that will build muscle. You should be gauging the amount of space you take up as well as your mass.

Keep track of Adam & I's weight & measurements here.  

Here's a running list of goals up there that I've accomplished:

Taking Stock of My Matter: I've been pretty good about weighing/measuring myself, and it's definitely helped me keep tabs on what my body is doing. I think it's important to keep track of pounds as well as inches (or kilograms and centimeters, whatever your style is). 

Constructive Worrying: I've made this a daily habit, and it's awesome!