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Hackers! What are Your Paleo Goals for 2013?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 04, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Happy New Year Paleohackers!

What are you Paleo goals for 2013?

EXAMPLE: What would you like to do, accomplish, complete, push for, excel at, continue, change, etc.?

I am very new to Paleo, and would love to hear everyone's personal goals involving the area of Paleo.

For instance, below are some of my personal goals for 2013:

  1. I WILL lose 65 pounds of fat.
  2. I WILL put on muscle.
  3. I WILL expand my cooking skills (this week I made mashed cauliflower for the first time, and boy was it tasty).
  4. I WILL continue to push the barriers of my palate.
  5. I WILL meet and befriend other individuals who love Paleo.
  6. I WILL continue to push my limits at Crossfit.
  7. I WILL try to get a solid 8 hours of sleep every night.
  8. I WILL continue converting my dog to a raw diet (currently finishing up his last bit of dry food).
  9. I WILL change my attitude with regards to how self-conscious I am about my body. I WILL begin to view my body in a more positive manner.
  10. I WILL continue to heal my body through a Paleo lifestyle.

Good luck everyone, I hope you all have a memorable 2013!

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

(971)

on January 05, 2013
at 01:21 AM

Your goals are your results. PrimalFit, these are true, so good for you!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:42 PM

Foreveryoung, thank you for your clarification and examples!

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:40 PM

I bought a box of kefir grains and there were instructions for how to use them included. I just follow those!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:54 PM

To give an example, taking your first goal (actually a result), you could have a step like this. 1. I will hit x number of calories or below each day. 2. I will follow x macrontrient breakdown. 3. I will walk briskly for at least 80 minutes a day 4. I will do sprints 2x per week. 5. I will resistance train 4x per week. Those 5 goals will help you achieve the desired result of losing 65lbs of fat. They're concrete and they are made that way so you're held accountable for your actions on a weekly, daily, hourly basis.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:49 PM

So, really what I'm saying is that you should create a plan or action with steps that will lead you to a desired result. The steps in the blueprint should be the goals, and what you have listed as your current goals should really be just the result or consequence of following your goals. I hope that makes sense.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:22 PM

I'm not going to have my goals as "run a marathon." Sure that can be the larger goal, but I would instead set daily, weekly, monthly goals to progress me there. Tangible goals that you can meet and surpass as often as possible are best. We respond well to positive reinforcement.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:20 PM

Yeah, I think most of them are. You'll be better off if you write the steps you'll do everyday to achieve a certain goal. The more specific you can get the better.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:19 PM

I wish we lived closer because I would love to learn how to rock climb. Given your title I'm assuming you live in Norway. I reside in the Washington, DC area.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:07 PM

foreveryoung - Are you saying I wrote my personal goals down in the wrong format?

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:03 PM

Do it! I've heard some great things about the Tough Mudder, the Zombie Race where you race through an area inhabited by Zombies who try to take your flags (not exact title), and the Warrior Dash.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 04:42 PM

Goals should be written down as actions, not wishes/final destinations.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 04:41 PM

I would just add that your ten wishes are nice, but really goals should be concrete actions and not final destinations. Your list looks more like wishes.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 04, 2013
at 04:38 PM

I would just like to comment that goals should be actions, not final products.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:15 PM

blur - That is def something I am up to try! Do you have a recipe you would recommend?

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:05 PM

PrimalFit- would you have room to make kefir? If you have enough counter space for a small jar, and 5 minutes every day to tend to it, you can do it! I know how you feel; when I'm in school I live in a house with 8 other people and share a very small kitchen... I did manage the kefir last semester though!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:28 PM

It's a very small garden, in the back of a town home in DC. But I think will be enough to feed 5. Decent sunlight and it was pretty productive last year. But as a member of a CSA I had far more than I could consume. My biggest problem is I would get cravings for something (like kale) that I didn't have in my garden and wasn't in my CSA delivery. So I would go buy it and have all this left over stuff from my garden. So the real challenge is to force myself to eat from my garden!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:18 PM

CD - That's awesome! One of my long term goals is too start composting. I just can't with my current living situation. I rent a room in another woman's house in Arlington. She really has no yard either. I've looked into purchasing a compost machine to keep in my place, but there is no space for it. You'are lucky. Not too mention, I think you mentioned in another post that you live in DC, so that is awesome you are able to have a yard and a garden out here!!! I can't wait to have my own place :) Good luck with your garden!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 01:53 PM

blur - Experimenting with homemade foods like the kimchi you mentioned sounds like a great idea! I've been interested in doing that, but I don't have much space to accomplish it. I rent a room in a house, and share a small kitchen. Most of my kitchen tools are packed away in storage. I wish I had more room to try that.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:11 PM

My goal is to not purchase any produce (except berries) from June - October of this year. I have canceled my CSA, I have all the leaves from my yard composting as we speak. I am going to make my garden my sole source of vegetables.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:28 PM

It's a very small garden, in the back of a town home in DC. But I think will be enough to feed 5. Decent sunlight and it was pretty productive last year. But as a member of a CSA I had far more than I could consume. My biggest problem is I would get cravings for something (like kale) that I didn't have in my garden and wasn't in my CSA delivery. So I would go buy it and have all this left over stuff from my garden. So the real challenge is to force myself to eat from my garden!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 02:18 PM

CD - That's awesome! One of my long term goals is too start composting. I just can't with my current living situation. I rent a room in another woman's house in Arlington. She really has no yard either. I've looked into purchasing a compost machine to keep in my place, but there is no space for it. You'are lucky. Not too mention, I think you mentioned in another post that you live in DC, so that is awesome you are able to have a yard and a garden out here!!! I can't wait to have my own place :) Good luck with your garden!

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61ffe1d9d605d57a14e521a2ebb3b76b

on January 04, 2013
at 04:35 PM

Well, I copied from the original poster because they are pretty close to mine with some minor changes....

I WILL lose 50 pounds of fat. I WILL put on muscle. I WILL expand my cooking skills. I WILL meet and befriend other individuals who love Paleo. I WILL incorporate walking, lifting, and HIIT in to every week. I WILL try to get a solid 8 hours of sleep every night. I WILL change my attitude with regards to how self-conscious I am about my body. I WILL begin to view my body in a more positive manner. I WILL continue to heal my body through a Paleo lifestyle. I WILL find the strength to end a 5 year relatioship with my boyfriend...My daughter and I deserve better. He's a great guy...not a great guy for us.

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C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 04, 2013
at 01:39 PM

In 2013, I want to take care of my body by...

  1. Bodyweight training/ weightlifting several times a week
  2. Lots of hiking for slow, constant movement... and to see some amazing sights
  3. Include more offal in my diet
  4. Avoid foods that I know upset my stomach like almonds, raw apples, and unfermented dairy
  5. Relax when it's necessary, push myself when I can, and enjoy life!

I also want to expand my horizons by...

  1. Experimenting with homemade foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, in addition to the kefir and yogurt I make regularly
  2. Making more of an effort to buy local food

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:05 PM

PrimalFit- would you have room to make kefir? If you have enough counter space for a small jar, and 5 minutes every day to tend to it, you can do it! I know how you feel; when I'm in school I live in a house with 8 other people and share a very small kitchen... I did manage the kefir last semester though!

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 03:15 PM

blur - That is def something I am up to try! Do you have a recipe you would recommend?

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 01:53 PM

blur - Experimenting with homemade foods like the kimchi you mentioned sounds like a great idea! I've been interested in doing that, but I don't have much space to accomplish it. I rent a room in a house, and share a small kitchen. Most of my kitchen tools are packed away in storage. I wish I had more room to try that.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:40 PM

I bought a box of kefir grains and there were instructions for how to use them included. I just follow those!

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90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e

on January 05, 2013
at 12:38 AM

I'd like to get even more fat-adapted and get a bit farther into fasting. I'd also like to find one or two new types of fun, social exercise to bring into my life. I'll take suggestions! (I'm not interested in Crossfit or things like soccer or softball)

1
79850813c5cfc0a089e1060ef9b6ed27

on January 05, 2013
at 12:35 AM

This year, I will lose 30 pounds (and look great in a swim suit!). I will learn to cook a variety of foods into amazing meals (my kids are already eating vegetables that I never thought they would!).I will buy the best food my budget will allow (with keeping a roof over my head!).

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29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on January 04, 2013
at 05:16 PM

My goal is to: 1: Make liver pate once a week. Eat lamb hearts once a week. 2. Start taking fermented cod liver oil 3. Make bone broth at least once a month! 4. Make sauerkraut every week 5. Drink less alcohol! 6: Use my freetime in the weekends on skiing and rock climbing instead of partying and beeing drunksick. 7 Get to know more people who rock climbs! :)

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:19 PM

I wish we lived closer because I would love to learn how to rock climb. Given your title I'm assuming you live in Norway. I reside in the Washington, DC area.

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6f4425e3c7dc0efe60da531c5d991487

on January 04, 2013
at 04:51 PM

My Goal....

Two words, one link:

Tough Mudder : http://toughmudder.com/

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:03 PM

Do it! I've heard some great things about the Tough Mudder, the Zombie Race where you race through an area inhabited by Zombies who try to take your flags (not exact title), and the Warrior Dash.

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on January 04, 2013
at 02:37 PM

My goal is to reach 115 or 120 by May of this year. Also to eat no grains or little to none and really burn over 800 cals alone on exercise and ... WALK MORE DAMN IT NO MATTER IF IT'S FREEZING

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