Tuesday, November 27, 2012
So I just joined a bit more than a week ago, and think I need to write down what I want to accomplish here.
I currently weigh 65kg, which looking at BMI and stuff, is still perfectly okay, but I know I am not healthy. A BMI that is still in the 'normal' category always gave me the excuse I needed to not exercise. I can keep on doing what I am doing, I thought, I am healthy.
Well, I do not have any particular health concerns at the moment, but I do know that I feel so out of shape, it is not funny. And I am 24 years old, or young, and want to be able to hike for a day with my boyfriend without feeling dizzy or hurting bad the next day. I want to be able to run to catch a bus without the heavy breathing.
I want to be stronger and fitter.
So while I set a goal of losing 5kg, I also want to drop the body fat percentage to about 20%, which basically means getting to the 60kg that are my goal weight. But mostly I want to incorparte fitness in my life so that I can be active and healthy and strong, and dont feel old at 24 years old.
I dont plan on losing these 5kg fast, I dont need to. More important than just losing this weight is trying to find a way to be active and keep myself from going back to inactive. I know I can make a change, but to keep it up a lifetime, that is the challenge. So I set a goal of losing 1/4kg per week, and sparkpeople tells me that I should have accomplished my goal by 2/4/2013. We'll see how this goes, but as long as I stay active and be mindful about what I eat, I dont care too much about the weight loss.