Unrealistic goal passed, realistic goal set 3/22/11

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yes, I've been MIA for a while. College has been pretty demanding and on top of that, pledging the coed honors frat has taken up a HUGE amount of my time. I tell my friends that it's my hardest class! So my previous goal was to lose around 20 pounds by this week. yeah.... didn't happen. I had stopped losing weight soon after i got to college but I only gained 4 pounds back from my lowest weight. So right now I have about 15 pounds to lose and I'm redefining my goals. My last attempt was to lose 1.5 pounds per week. I found impossible to keep this pace at college where the only exercise I'm getting is walking to the frat house and to classes. Logging everything has been a big problem of mine as I usually find it rude to log what I ate at the table and it's quite time consuming. Still, I haven't been on my best behavior, my vegetable intake has been lacking and I've been eating too many carbs and too little protein.

But I've now realized that I can't keep yo-yoing like this. I'm setting a goal for 129 (the same weight but with more time to do it). Still, I want to resist slacking off. I want to lose 15 pounds by July 2nd, my Dad's birthday, because we will be celebrating it at a house we just bought in Florida with a pool and right by the beach. I just want to be comfortable in a bathing suit.

I've also realized that I've been missing a part of the equation. To be successful, I feel I can no longer avoid running. I think it will be the easiest form of exercise since I don't have a gym membership and it will be less time consuming than trying to walk off the weight. I just have to learn to LOVE it because I've always hated it. I know people who love to run and I've always thought to myself, "what is wrong with them?" but I feel I can benefit from running as good stress relief, and, during the summer, as a way to bond with my sister. Again, part of the problem is my fear of being judged as I'm always conscious of people judging me while I exercise. I don't know where this fear comes from but it's there and it's one of the main obstacles to getting to my goals. I'm going to try to get to the core of the problem so I can get rid of it.

Anyways, I'm back, but probably won't be logging consistently. I will try to make a weekly blog post which will probably be manageable. Well I gotta go but I'm looking forward to starting anew, and as cliche as I've made it sound, this time is different!
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    Great that you have a house by the ocean WITH a pool... in Florida no less. Used to live there and loved it! Constantly threatening to move back, but I've grown fond of my corner of the universe.

    About running... if you hate it because of how it makes your body feel (I've got scoliosis and just can't) you might want to try a milder form of it, like brisk walking. To increase your endurance, add a backpack with some books... hey that sounds like college... or light hand weights (a pound or less, be careful of your form or you can injure yourself).

    As for performance anxiety due to the judgement of otthers... seriously? Please, girl!

    This isn't a track meet.... girl no one really cares and if they do have something nasty to say, it just means they're insecure or have some sort of psychological problem!

    So then the better question is... why do you care what insecure people think about YOU? Get out there and be yourself, no matter what other people think!

    Thx for the friend add.
    Adding you to mine.

    : )
    2107 days ago
    Love the plan. Very sensible!

    The runners I know all like to have a race in the pipeline to work towards. So maybe that would help?
    2528 days ago
    emoticon Plan you have, and realistic too! If you get a chance read my blogs. I hated running when I first started it. That was 24 years ago. I thought runners were nuts. I became more nuts and have actually competed in 24 and 48 hour races! I even have run 100 mile trail races.

    With that said, get at it girl so you can look good in Florida! Glad you are having fun in college. emoticon emoticon
    2529 days ago
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