So... Now What?
Friday, July 08, 2011
I do not quite know where to begin right now. I feel a little bit lost because, I have been working hard but I keep on missing goals and telling myself "it's alright," "you'll get it next time," secretly knowing that I'll just tell that to myself AGAIN next time. The truth is there becomes a moment in your life where you run out of excuses, and that moment is now.
I hardly rarely ever publicly post my weight online for all to read but I'll be honest, I'm 157 pounds and 27.1% body fat at a height of 5'2" now, while this is hardly anything to be ashamed of, I am. If losing the fat is going to make me feel better then I should do it for me right?
So I've broken down a program. Starting with a phase one goal of four pounds. I want to be 153 pounds on August 1st. To get there I need to do a few things:
1) EXERCISE. I'm going to be on vacation for a week in August and the goal during this vacation is to EXERCISE. I looked up my hotel, its next door to a little park. I can get up in the morning and EXERCISE. I'm going to do walking intervals in the park for 1hour everyday for the full 6days while I am on vacation. Then after that I'm going to do walking intervals for 1hour everyday in the morning and 1hour everyday in the evening when I'm NOT on vacation so that I can maximize my results.
2) EAT RIGHT & EAT MORE. I know it sounds counter intuitive but I'm going to eat more and eat right. With the amount of exercise I am doing and the number of calories that are burned I need 2300 to sustain my weight. So in order to lose weight I'm going to go on a 1500 - 1800 calorie diet. While this seems far greater than my normal eating of 1200 calories, I think it'll be good to get more fuel into my body but, only if I'm eating the correct things like protein and veggies.
3) BLOG. I'm going to blog how I'm feeling on this journey. I want to succeed and I need to be true to myself by blogging I can see how I'm doing and put a stop to bad behaviors/thoughts/patterns.
So there you have it. This is how I'm going to lose 4 pounds by August 1st. I'm not going to stress about how many calories I burn in a work out, I'm just going to do it and give it my all. I'm not going to count 1200 calories. I'm going to count 1500 and most importantly, I am going to document my journey and hopefullly, GET SOMEWHERE!