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It’s That Time of Year Again

I know, it’s been quite a long time, but I’m still here.  2010 is coming to an end and I have been disappointed with myself for the last couple of months.

This year is going to be different!  I’ve dusted off the Slim In 6 DVDs, reconnected with my cousin, the BeachBody Coach, joined a couple of nifty website/forum type sites and got a verbal agreement from my husband to work out with me on a regular basis.  (The written agreement will be hammered out this week.)

What I have learned this year, from my weight loss failure and some attempts at a few new endeavors, is that though immediate gratification is nice, things don’t happen immediately.

I am sure you are just as shocked as I was to realize that…

The strange thing is that I have always been one to put off pleasure – I would wait until Christmas morning to open my gifts while my cousins would tear theirs to shreds on Christmas Eve.  I would make sure everything I had to do was done before I would sit down and eat a meal.  Little things  like that – but when it comes to weight loss (amongst other goals I am setting for myself in the upcoming year), if I didn’t see immediate results in the first 30 seconds – that was it.  I was done!

It may take me  a little while (and a LOT of complaining), but I have faith that I will be able to take advantage of the support system I am creating and reach my goals.  I just need to remember to start small.  Very small….

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Already Late

I had wanted to start this on the first, as originally planned, but obviously – that did not work.  For what reasons, I do not know, I will just suck them up and move on.  =)

I found an article on how to begin training for a 5K, and they say that Mondays and Fridays are ‘Recovery’ days, so I guess in some way – I’m right on time!  (I will go ahead and tell myself that!)       

Another obvious fact – as you might be able to see from the Daily Mile widget on my sidebar – I have not yet walked today – but that will happen when I get home from work – before it gets dark and freezing.  I may see if I can pull my husband along with me, but there is little chance of that…  

My plan is to walk 2 miles or 30 minutes – whichever comes first.  Why?  Because it is supposed to be in the 40’s tonight, and I don’t want to get caught in that if I can help it!       

It's sooo cold!

Fingers crossed – and not frostbitten – there will be an update on the Daily Mile this evening.  I cannot wait to see how that works, actually!

Welcome to my Hell

This blog is officially going to begin tomorrow, January 1st, 2010.

I am starting it in the hopes that it will cause me to take some accountability for my goal of losing 20 pounds this year.  I will post my weight and measurements tomorrow (which I am in no way looking forward to), and probably update them once, maybe twice a month.

I also hope that, should I succeed, I will have helped someone else become inspired to begin their own journey into weight loss.

I’m not a ‘fat’ girl, but I’m definitely a lot bigger than I was 5 3 years ago, and I’m not comfortable with that.  This feeling of a general ‘ickiness’ in my skin causes me to miss out on a lot.  I live in Florida, and I think I’ve been to the beach maybe ten times in the past couple of years…  I feel self conscious in my clothes, and just blah.  Besides that, I have a flight of stairs in my house that I avoid using at all costs (unless I absolutely must) because when I get upstairs, I’m winded I feel like I’m having a heart attack!

So..  Here’s hoping that I can use 2010 to get off of my ever-expanding ass and DO something about it!

Goals for the year (Which I am sure will be edited a few times while I iron out the kinks here):

  1. Lose 20 pounds
  2. Complete a 5K  Walk/Run
  3. Complete a 5K Run
  4. Learn to eat better
  5. Lower my blood pressure (I know that should be higher on the list, but I am just putting them out as I think of them.)
  6. Become a healthier, happier ME!