Friday, December 28, 2012
2012 is coming to a close and 2013 is right around the corner. I decided it was time to start thinking about what goals I want to accomplish in 2013. My number one goal is to lose weight and get to my goal weight this year and stay at my goal weight. Will it be easy, NO! Will it be worth it, YES! I plan on reaching my goal by eating clean and following the Paleo eating lifestyle as much as possible, doing Crossfit workouts at least 2 times a week, running 2-3 times a week, and by getting support from family and friends (here on Spark and in real life). Once I get to my goal of 170 pounds I will decide if I want to lose more or maintain at 170.
Starting Weight: January 1, 195 pounds
Goal Weight: May 31, 170 pounds
I also plan to run/walk/cycle at least 1,000 miles in 2013 as well as complete several 5K's, 10K's, and half marathons.
Racing Schedule (as of now, but it will change over time):
4-7-13: Go! St. Louis Half Marathon - St. Louis, MO
5-5-13: Flying Pig Half Marathon - Cincinnati, OH
11-17-13: Vegas Strip at Night Half Marathon - Las Vegas, NV
I want to break 35 minutes on a 5K and break 3 hours for a half marathon. This means that I will need to run and include speed work!!!! I also want to increase my strength and tone up which will be accomplished through Crossfit. I will need to challenge myself during my workouts to do more than I think I can so I will see the results I want.
I declare 2013 to be the year I reach my initial weight loss goal of 170 pounds!!!!