Resassessing my Goals!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I was just looking at my goal tracker thingy on my main page and realized it is passed June 10 and I am not at my goal weight yet. Hmm.
Not that I haven't been happy where I am currently. I have. I'm getting compliments. I'm wearing smaller sizes. I'm feeling energetic and so Stinkin' Happy it's silly!! But I'm not at my goal weight yet and I do believe with just a little effort on my part I can shake this "plateau" or whatever it is stalling me and get down the 7 more pounds I want to lose!!
So I've reset my goal to lose 7 pounds by September 9. That is the date of my next race! How am I going to get there - 7 pounds lighter in 8 weeks? Let me tell you...
First off I'm a runner who hasn't been running who has a race in 8 weeks! Guess what I'm gong to do?! That's right - I'm going to RUN!! Tonight I'm joining a running group at work. I have never run with a group of people and these are all basically strangers from other offices in our building. So I've seen them or said Hi to them but I don't know them. That puts me a little out of my comfort zone which I hope will be a good and motivating thing. They run 4 miles on trails on Tuesday evenings. Oh - another thing I've never done - Trail Runs!
Also, I am "Cleaning up" my breakfast. I've been eating pretty clean but my uber healthy scrambled egg whites and oatmeal breakfast had given way to a semi clean Ezekiel toast with natural PB and no sugar added fruit spread for quite some time now - oddly enough about the same amount of time I've been steady at 138! I'm cleaning up breakfast first and foremost then I'll start reevaluating the rest of my meals. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? Seems like the obvious starting point!
And while I'm even afraid to say this out loud (AGAIN!) for fear I won't listen to myself (AGAIN!) I.am.going.to.strength train! There. I said it. I know I know. I've said it before but I am psyched!! I ordered some great protein powder to help fuel my work outs and feed my muscles (Yes - I plan to get me some!! lol!) I'm not going to be silly and say I'll work out every single day. I know me and I won't. And as soon as I miss a day I'll quit. What?? Silly!!! My goals for the next 8 weeks are to run 3 x per week and strength train 2. That may not sound like enough but I think (for me!) it sounds doable. And I'm not going to try to do it Monday - Friday either!! If I miss Monday that would ruin my week! No, any mix up of exercises from Sunday to Saturday is my new week! Crazy right?! Considering exercising on the weekends?! Something else I've ever done before!!! I must be certifiable! But I want to be active most days of the week. I will also add walking in whenever, wherever, I can in addition to "exercise". My hubby and I have been walking together recently and I love the time with him so I'm going to encourage that much more frequently.
So there you have it. Clean up my meals and move more. That's my plan. Hmmm... Really? It took me THIS LONG to think of THIS!!!??? HAHAHHAHA!!!
Let's go get em Sparklers!! Those smaller clothes are out there waiting for us!!!