Tuesday, June 18, 2013
My Summer Challenge Goals
As some of you know from my last posts, I made it a goal in June to be more active on this website. As such, I vowed to do something that I had not yet done up to that point; I wanted to join a challenge. I did, and a part of that challenge is to write up goals for what we'd like to accomplish. Here is my blog.
I'm happy with my weight right now. I'm at peace with the number, and if it goes down that is awesome, but if I stay at 135, I'll call it a win.
1) Increase my lean muscle mass and to reduce my body fat percentage. If doing that means I lose pounds, then great. If it means keeping the same number and shedding a few inches, then that is good, too.
2) I'd like to comfortably fit into a four. Right now I can put them on, but they don't fit in a way that I'd feel comfortable wearing them for a long time.
3) To push myself, even on days when I don't feel like it. This week in particular is a rough one, if you are a female, you'll understand. When you are fatigued and don't feel great, it is sometimes hard to talk yourself into getting up and doing 20 extra minutes of cardio. But, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and I do definitely want to be stronger.
4) To continue trying to be a positive influence to others, both in life and on Spark. My family, friends, team mates, and coworkers. I have made an effort to post and encourage people, I have tried to share what knowledge I've gained from my journey to hopefully help others with their own unique struggles. Spreading the Spark is about more than just telling people about positive changes in your life – it is about actively living the example, about showing them how happy positive changes can make you and encouraging them to do the same.
I am very grateful for this challenge. It is easy to fall into a rut with your fitness and health routines. I'm surprised at how much this challenge has pushed me to do just that little tiny bit extra, to go just a little further than I might otherwise go, to be just a little bit better than I was.