New Goals- SparkPeople will get me there!
Friday, October 04, 2013
Last night my husband, daughter and I went shopping to find him new sandals. We were browsing around and I found a Dallas Cowboys shirt (we are huge fans) that I liked. I tried on the medium because it looked like it was running a bit small. Well the medium was too tight so I ended up getting the large. Now to some this may seem like it isn't a big deal but before my pregnancy I definitely could have fit into the medium and probably the small. I have only a couple pairs of jeans that fit me and most of my shirts are getting a little tight. So lets say last night I had a wake up call!
Having a baby and trying to get back into shape and down to pre-pregnancy weight/size is much harder than I ever anticipated. Everyone I have talked to has told me to take my time and I will eventually get there. Well its been almost 10 months since Lydia was born and my weight has been stuck at 160 for the past 5-6 months! Three years ago 160 would sound like a dream! But since I know my body works the best and is healthiest at around 140.... I need to stop making excuses.
I know why my weight is stuck. I'm still eating like I am pregnant and staying home has greatly reduced my activity level. Don't get me wrong, staying home has been an absolute blessing but something needs to change. I need to track my calories, exercise more and at a greater intensity and eat more fruits and veggies.
So I reset my goals on Spark. My new goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year. I have 12 weeks so it is a goal that is attainable. I plan to do intense cardio at least 3 days a week and strength training at least 2 days a week. Attainable. I plan to fit into my jeans that are too small in 12 weeks. Attainable. I plan to be a good role model to my daughter. Attainable.
I can do this with the help of Spark and my friends. Please hold me accountable. Check up on me once in awhile to make sure I am keeping my goals a priority.
What are some goals you have been putting off?