I've spent the last day thinking about what my next goal would be... and I've decided that the next goal will be ONEderland.. and what better day to achieve ONEderland than ONE ONE FOURTEEN - 1/1/14 - New Years Day! New Year - New Me!
I worried about two things: 1) I wondered about the goal because I do not know what my healthy weight will be.. I know that I want to be a size 10... I know I want MUSCLE!! This picture illustrates what I'm talking about.. ALL of these women weigh 150lbs.. but look at the variation!!
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I do know I want my body fat to be "normal".. so I'm shooting for 25%.. I think it's possible.. so, with muscle, a size 10 might be 200lbs or it might be 180lbs or it might be 210lbs.. I just don't know.. I did find this model named Anowa from Nigeria.. they call her "The Powerhouse".. she's 5'10" and 200lbs.. wears a size 10/12 and is FIT
So, I'm going to start moving towards my new goal of ONEderland by 1/1/14 but I will keep all my other data points in the picture as well.. measurements.. size.. % body fat.. lean muscle mass.. my ability to lift.. everything.. I am PUMPED!!
2) My second worry was is a 56lb loss reasonable in 164 days or 23 weeks? It comes out to 2.5 pounds a week.. and contrary to what feels like EVERYONE else who usually start out losing bigger amounts of weight and then it tapering off.. I have averaged more weight loss in the last 10 weeks than I did in the previous 10 weeks - 3 pounds/week - not coincidentally the same period I've been building muscle! So, I do think that 2.5lbs/week is possible.. yes, it's a stretch.. and I will have to PUSH to get there.. but I really do believe that I can do it!!
I want to start 2014 in a healthy, strong body... and REALLY celebrate New Years Eve! WOOT WOOT!!! So here we go!
Today I wanted to try a new recipe... something different.. and I LOVE breakfast foods.. so I made Flourless Sweet Potato Pancakes...you can find the recipe here thischickcooks.net/2012/
They were yummy.. I used a Japanese Sweet Potato.. next time I will add some cinnamon to the batter.. they were very filling.. but I warn you.. if you are eating sugar, you will not like these because they won't be sweet enough unless you drown them in syrup.. which I didn't.. I just ate them plain.. kinda like cookies.. LOL
My coach is gone to the CrossFit games all this week... so, I'm on my own.. but I am SO glad he was here to celebrate me making my goal.. cuz I really thought I'd hit it while he was gone.. anyhoo.. I'll be starting my day with CrossFit tomorrow.. and I'm taking a friend who's never done CrossFit.. This should be fun!
164 days and 56lbs til ONEderland (1/1/14)
I got this!