Friday, March 08, 2013
I think a lot about my future- both about the things I hope for and about the things I fear. I need to remember that it's okay if my hopes don't come to fruition, and I cannot allow myself to be held back by my fears.
Today I was reflecting on all the exciting things that are coming up within the next couple of months. Tomorrow I'm going to a much anticipated conference with some friends. In two weeks we leave on our trip to North Carolina. Then comes Easter. Two weeks after that, I'm going to a conference in Seattle, where I'll get to see a good friend I haven't seen in quite a while. Then, two weeks after that, we're surprising the kids with a trip to Disney World for their birthday. It's going to be a busy couple of months!
With all of this upcoming travel, I do have some fears about how I'll be able to sustain and continue losing weight. I'm particularly worried about how I'll manage to work out while on the road. I've already started troubleshooting and plan to bring my resistance bands along with me on each trip. I'll also be walking/hiking as much as possible. And if any of our hotels have fitness centers or pools, I'll be sure to put them to good use (even if that means getting up to work out while everyone else is still sleeping).
These trips have also provided me with a nice opportunity to set some weight loss goals. Vacations have always been a great motivator for me. it would be really nice to have some pictures I don't hate of me with my family. I'd really like to lose at least 5 pounds by the North Carolina trip. 10 pounds by Seattle. And 15 pounds by the time we go to Disney world. It's ambitious, but I'm confident that I can do it.
Have you ever set goals with deadlines? Did you achieve those goals? What's your best motivator?