Namaste. Wishing you all a happy 2014. What's the date? Better late than never right. Anyway, where to begin. I'll let the picture tell it and try to fill in the gaps.
Wow! I still can't believe this number. For the longest time I thought how do those folks that lose all that weight eventually find their way back to the beginning again? While not quite at my start weight of 260 lbs back in 2007 it looks like I was well on my way. Til I finally made myself hop on the scale. I knew I was gaining around Christmas but thought little of it. But then I was off from work for a little over 2 weeks earlier this month and that's when the wheels really fell off. Very poor food choices, a polar vortex and waaaay to much sitting in front of tvs and computers.
I think Virgil said it best.
"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."
Funny thing is I have this quote on a wall at home. It's easy to fall. Especially when we lose sight of what's important and focus too much on our own wants. At least that's what happened to me.
Time to get back after it...to retrace my steps. Yes it sucks covering old ground again but sometimes you get lost before you really find what you never even knew you were looking for. Give it a sec, it'll make sense.
Goals for 2014:
1. Weigh in weekly with photo proof.
This will be easy for the next 6 months as I recently joined Dietbet's January 6 month Transformation challenge. They start a new one every month over at Dietbet.com (dietbetter.com). Meet your challenge each month win some cash, miss your mark and lose your "bet." Besides the mandatory monthly weigh ins if you opt to weigh in weekly there's cool prizes to be had. Prizes cool but forming new weekly habit of accoutability...pricesless.
2. Run at least 400 miles.
I've set these running goals in the past but honestly if I can keep this one it'll go a long way to helping me achieve and maintain. Why? Because running fat suuucks! At least that's my observation. Riding fat is just a pain in the a$$ but running fat that hurts everywhere else.
3. To FINALLY reach and maintain a weight of 170 lbs or less by September.
I'm not even going to mess around and say by Christmas or New Year's Eve. I want to give myself time to get there and maintain to the end.
Keeping it simple with just these 3 goals. But if I had to add a minor 4th it would be to reduce eating before bed. This is a HUGE one for me. Just got to remind myself eating massive amounts before bed is part of a Sumo Wrestler's training. And that's not the direction I want to maintain any more.
So what are some of your goals for 2014? Whatever they may be may we all get closer to their fulfillment.
"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."
Orison Swett Marden