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Obligatory 2018 Goals Post

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

First off, HEY STRANGERS! I swear I didn't fall off the wagon entirely, but I simply got out of the habit of blogging regularly. Let's fix that.

I set a simple goal for the holiday season - just don't gain. Well, that was a bit ambitious, but I'm only up about 2-3 pounds depending on the microsecond (stupid scale) so overall I'm OK with that. It really could have been much worse. But now I'm back to my regularly scheduled programming and continuing along on this journey.

So, without further ado, my 8 goals for 2018 (because 18 seemed like way too many):

1. BC Attendance.
We've got a January attendance challenge going on at boot camp. I said I'd go to 25 classes this month. Since I'll be out of town the last week, that was a bit optimistic and it means I'm going to have to go 6 days a week plus go twice a day on 5 days. Sheesh. After January, I'll aim for at least 20 classes per month which should be reasonably easy to achieve as it's a daily habit anyway.

2. Strength Training.
I have also joined Gold's because I have started strength training. I had two sessions with a personal trainer to get me going, and now I have a handy dandy app on my phone with a bunch of workouts on it. I will go twice a week to focus exclusively on strength.

3. Running: One race per month.
Starting with a 5K on 14 January. I was going to do one on New Year's Day but, um, New Year's Eve happened. :) I'll be doing lots of 5Ks, 10Ks, and I think two 10-Milers, because ...

4. Running: More Medals.
I really want more medals. I have maybe 3 or so and I want more bling. So I did a whole bunch of research to figure out what races that are shorter than half marathons have medals and I'm going to sign up for those.

5. Macros.
Get the food back on track after the holiday season. Most important: follow the RD's recommended 36% calories from protein (134 grams). Keep the fat on the low side (20%), and balance it out with carbs (44%). As always, keep it vegetarian, as clean as possible, and as homemade as possible.

6. DEXA Scans.
Two DEXA scans to see how I'm doing - probably in June and December. The goal is to get the fat percentage down and the muscle percentage up. I have to find peace with the fact that the scale itself may not drastically change, but my body composition should; for someone obsessed with the scale this is probably the biggest challenge of all. But hey if I can get my butt into a pair of size 8P jeans by the end of the year, something is definitely working.

7. Size 8P Jeans.
See statement above. Even if my weight doesn't change (much), I should get smaller. I'm currently a 12 or an occasional 10. By the end of the year, let's get that down to an 8.

8. Less TV.
Self explanatory, really. Not exactly fitness related, but still health-related in many ways. More activity. Walk the dog, read a book, meditate, stretch, listen to music, clean a drawer. Not *no* TV, but not 3 hours on the couch every night.
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    Very achievable and ambitious goals. With all you've accomplished, you can certainly do these! Best of luck to you!
    602 days ago
    GET IT BABY! I’ve missed you!!!
    646 days ago
    Great goals
    650 days ago
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