Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I am getting very close to my second 10% goal. My first goal was 25 pounds, then my second was 45 pounds (25 plus 20). I have set my goals in 10% increments rather than trying to pick a number to end at. I have no idea what I want my weight to be. I just want to look better and be healthier. I find myself thinking about what's next.
My progress has been a little slow because I started with small changes and have been working my way up. I feel very confident about my calories and tracking. I think I have learned those skills. I still have to get exercise to become a regular part of my life. I did nothing before I found SparkPeople. I have easily worked 3 short walks (about 15 - 20 minutes) a week into my routine. I tried the 28 day boot camp but only made it about 20 days before I got frustrated. It is a good video, I just had hit a plateau and blamed it on the exercise since it was the only thing I changed. I need to make exercise more of a priority.
It's kind of fun to think about my next set of goals!
What I plan to do is set another 10% goal but give myself a longer time to lose it. So that would be about 20 pounds, which at a half pound a week would make 40 weeks. That's a little too long. 6 months would be a good amount of time for that much weight.
On top of that, I am going to focus on more exercise. I need to do something everyday. I want to complete the 28 day boot camp. On days I'm not doing the bootcamp I want to walk longer. I want to try yoga and pilates. I've read some articles on here that really recommend the stretching and core work benefits. Maybe I will take up tap dancing again. I want to be stronger and more toned. At this point I think this is as important as the weight loss.
How do I put the exercise into a solid goal? I'm not sure yet. Maybe 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes? That sounds like I could do that. I haven't been able to do it so far so I'm going to have to push myself.
I like that SparkPeople lets us choose our goals and gives us the tools to achieve them!