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2018 Goals

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

One thing that I have learned on this journey is there is no down time. You have to keep going on your healthy path as your new learned lifestyle change. I have learned this the hard way.....

2015 I got down to the smallest I have been in a very long time. I weighed in at 175 and was looking trim and fit. I ran my first full marathon that year so I was training all year long.

2016 I decided to give myself a break from running races and just workout for fun. I stopped doing my really long runs to give my body that break. I slowly started to see the scale creep back up as I was also letting some bad snacking habits creep back into my diet.

2017 was probably my worst year for my healthy lifestyle. I was still working out but my eating went down the tube. I would eat ok some days and then binge other days. I would justify my eating by working out hard but they don't cancel things out. I slowly started to see that scale creep up even more. More than I would like and at a spot I swore I would never be at again. From 2015 to now I have gained 32 pounds.

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That is a hard pill to swallow.

What happened? I let go of myself. I let go of taking care of me and making sure I am getting nourished healthy. I added back in the junk that I worked so hard to pull out of my diet. I let go of me.... I let stress weigh me down.... I let go of everything I worked so hard to gain.

2018.... I am getting ME back! I am going to find that strength I had to lose so much weight in 2015 and get back down to that weight again. (And even more!) And I am going to do that with some goals for the year!

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2018 GOALS
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Goal #1 - Get back to tracking every bite I put into my mouth. This is one thing that got me losing weight in the past is tracking EVERYTHING! Even down to a tablespoon of ketchup... if I ate it, I tracked it. Along with tracking, I will also start measuring everything again to ensure I am tracking the correct amounts.

Goal #2 - Sign up for some races. I haven't raced since 2015 (with the exception of completing the MS Tram in 2017) Racing gives me something to look forward to. It also gives me reason to train hard. I have noticed that I still train, but maybe not as hard as I would if I had a race. Time to start looking for my first race to participate in! (I will probably stick to late spring, summer, and fall races due to our weather here in Minnesota.)

Goal #3 - Make more time for me! I always worry about others. I have been dealing with a lot with caring for my sick husband and taking care of my three kids that sometimes I put my needs on the back burner. I need to make sure I am staying healthy in order to care for all four of them. So making time for me is a must! So I shouldn't feel bad about getting in a workout on the weekend or going for a nice long hike. I need that time so I am going to make sure I am making myself a priority in 2018.


No time to dwell in the past... now it is time to look towards the future! And I see a fit and trim girl staring back at me!
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  • GLMOM2
    Oh my word ... You & I are in the same place! I could've written this blog! LOL

    I also gained back all that I had worked so hard to loose and then some. I weighed in this morning the HIGHEST non-pregnancy weight, well even being pregnant don't think I weighed this! WTH happened to me? emoticon

    Just like you stated & I stated in my blog too - no time to look back nothing I can do about it now. It's over and in the past time to look ahead and that's what I WILL do and you too! emoticon And WE WILL! emoticon

    Sorry to hear your hubby has been ill. Praying for a healthier year for all of us! emoticon

    Keep in touch - I just joined the 30-day small changes challenge here on SP and tracking once again in MFP. I have got to something here!
    1105 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    Good luck on your goals! Happy New Year!
    1109 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2018 1:30:30 AM
  • MAXFOCUS
    Great self reflection and I like how you are not going to dwell on the negative things in your past and are focusing on the goals you have set for yourself. You can do this. I can't wait to read about all the great races you sign up for this year. Have fun!
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    1109 days ago
  • MALINDA78
    You go girl....you got this.
    1110 days ago
  • GETULLY
    You go Girl! There have been times when the thought of having to track something made me not eat it! You can do this.
    1110 days ago
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