Sunday, August 12, 2012
So today was Day 3 of being back on the bandwagon. I've been off and on with diet and exercise for most of the last six months - not making any progress but not significantly backtracking either, but I'm officially back in action as of Thursday. Tracking my food, and doing the 30 day shred.
(On a side note, I actually did pass my Army PT test and taped out of height/weight back in May, so that's a big weight off my back.)
And I have some new goals. To start with, as far as weight loss goes, my goal right now is to get to 169. I want to be back in the 160s, and I think I can get there in the next month or so, which is a short enough period of time that I can actually focus on achieving it. I'm not someone who can focus on goals that are too far in the future. I really have no idea what I want my end goal weight to be, anyway. According to my last bodyfat analysis I have about 125 pounds of lean mass - if I can maintain that, I would be completely happy at 150 pounds (which would put me at 16-17% bodyfat. Nevermind that the BMI thinks I should weigh no more than 140). If I can't maintain my lean mass as I lose weight, I think my goal would be to try to put it back on anyway, so probably 150 would still be my goal. I was pretty sexy last time I was 150 pounds - about a size 6. I'm 5'3ish, and that would leave me pretty stocky, but I'd rather be stocky and have muscle and a good metabolism, than be petite and tiny and have to starve myself.
More important than weight, though, is fitness. I just finished Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred (I have it burned to my computer, so I gave my hard copy to my mom and challenged her to do it with me :). After the 30 Day Shred I have Ripped in 30, then Extreme Shed and Shred, which covers the next three months pretty well. Then I have a bunch of Beachbody programs that I've purchased over the years that I can do (P90X, Insanity...). I'll be in awesome shape after completing a few of those! (Don't say "if". There is no "if". I've been talking about doing this stuff for how long? I'm going to actually do it.)
Interestingly, the 30 Day Shred is a lot easier than I remember it being. I'm taking that as a good sign.