Thursday, March 07, 2013
Is it too late for New Year's resolutions??
Throughout my journey I have always stated that my #1 goal was to be healthier. In the beginning I was so far from anything that I thought would be my "ideal" weight that I did not think about what I would once I got there.
After reading about setting goals and about maintenance, I realize that I am there (or really close to it). I would like to get to the 60 pound mark of my weight loss journey but it no longer my primary objective. Today I have set some new goals that have nothing to do with that "magic" number on the scale.
#1 Let's tone it up
I have started in this direction with my Billy Blanks challenge but I am also looking into other workouts that will help me. My future plans include
1. Take a pilate class- I have heard it is good for strength and muscle toning so I want to at least try it.
2. Kettle bell workout- I have been searching the internet for some DVD that include some type of workout plan. This will likely be my next big fitness purchase
#2 Let's keep it balanced
1. This is a LIFESTYLE not a DIET so I need to make choices that reflect that. No more " eat whatever I want week-ends" Going for a more 80/20 split when it comes to my food choices. I will still track what I eat but I am more concerned about making the "healthy" choice rather than the "low- calorie" choice
# No more scale worries
Right now I am doing a Spring challenge that ends April 20th that requires me to weigh in every week. But I am no longer going to worry about the scale but more on how my body is changing
I know that as I gain more muscle the scale may go up and down so I will no longer measure success this way. I am still thinking about what I can track on my Spark page to keep me motivated.
I am looking forward to some Michelle Obama arms,Tina Turner legs and maybe a Beyonce bootie