Growing Pains

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

As wander down the road to good health it's often shocking to me when I look back at the road behind me. It is long and winding and some of the road I cannot see. The parts I can make me happy and sad but overall they encourage me. My program is not perfect, I don't think anyone has a perfect program 100% of the time. If they do I'd love to shake their hand and buy them a cheeseburger. haha However, my program is right for me at this point in my life. In this blog I want to accomplish a few things. First I want to look at the positive changes I've made over the last several years. Secondly I'd like to focus on the changes I'd like to make going forward and third I'd like to set specific goals for November.

Positive Changes:

I can ride my bike 7+ miles without stopping. When I bought my bike I could barely ride a mile without being winded. Now I ride like the wind!

I have fewer days where I slip up. In fact, I don't want to eat unhealthy nearly as much as I used to. I miss certain foods still, however, I want to be healthy more than I want to consume them.

I am more positive about losing weight and being healthy. I can actually SEE my goal. Though I cannot picture myself slim, I CAN believe that it will happen. It isn't just a dream anymore.

Changes I'd like to make:

I'd really like to get back into circuit training. I used to LOVE doing my circuit and the calories that you burn circuit training surpasses that of bicycle riding.

I want to exercise 6 days without it feeling like a punishment. I am not really certain how to accomplish this goal, but it is definitely something I'd LIKE to do. I LOVE bike riding and swimming for fun but as soon as I think of it as exercise and/or something I need to do, it suddenly loses its luster.

I'd like to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies to my program. I would like for at least a quarter of my fiber to come from fresh fruits and veggies.

My Goals for November:

I want to get below 300 pounds. It's a lofty goal, I know, but I truly believe that I can do it!

I want to work on eating the colors of the rainbow EVERY day! Incorporating blue purple is my most difficult goal and I need to figure out how to do it and where to add it.

Eat a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day.

Circuit train 3 days per week and do straight cardio the other 3, with one day off.

Ride a minimum of 30 miles this month on my bicycle. Pleasure riding counts toward this goal.

Consume fewer than 3 candy bars the rest of the month. No more than one per week!

I think part of moving forward is visualizing what that forward is. It's being able to see what things you want and need to accomplish and even visualizing the obstacles that might be in the way of accomplishing those goals. My next blog will focus on overcoming obstacles that might deter me from reaching my goals. I can see where I've been and now I can see where I am going. That is super exciting!!!
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