Thursday, July 18, 2013

Short-term Goals

When I say short term, I'm talking within 3 months. I'm trying to set short term goals for myself in 3 month intervals that way I can keep a better gauge on where I'm at. I also have super short term goals which are weekly or monthly goals. Like doing x amount of lunges or squats or walking x amount of miles in a week. I just cannot get the hang of this running thing, at least for now I'm gonna do power walks and maybe eventually work myself up to running. Who knows we'll see.

There is an outdoor gym just over 2 miles from my house. I think it is exactly 2.2 miles. My short term goal is to be able to walk to the gym, get some decent arm and leg workouts in, and walk back to the house.

Last night I had my husband drop me off at the gym (his knee is bum right now) and told him I would just walk home. There is a huge hill (huge for me, elev. is about 120 ft) shortly after I started my walk back to the house and I completely underestimated how much that would take out of me. I got halfway back to the house and had to have my husband come and pick me up. I just couldn't take it anymore.

I really need to work on pushing myself more too. I know my head is giving out way before my body is and it's making me mad. I have to find a way to make myself work through the pain. I will never see results if I keep doing things the way I'm doing them now.

I can really tell that I haven't had hardly any activity whatsoever in the past year. A couple years ago a mile or 2 wouldn't have really bothered me that much and now 1/2 a mile and I feel like I'm dying. I push through until I hit at least a mile but seriously! I can't wait to start seeing this progress!

Getting Started (Even though it's been almost 2 weeks now...)

I can't say for sure how many times before I have said I was going to lose this weight and how many times before I have given up. The difference between then and now is this time I'm determinded. I have never in my life wanted to be healthy as much as I want it right now. I need to be a better example for my children. I need to be the mom that I always envisioned I would be, instead of the mom that is always tired and never wants to do anything. I need to do this for me. I am so ready to feel better, to not hurt all the time. I have had tests done, I know that the reason I hurt so bad is because of this extra weight. (Side note: It's finally raining!! YAY)

Ok, back to business. So what is it about a 30th birthday that will make you reevaluate your life so much? I gave up smoking and other than a few light cravings have absolutely no desire to have a cigarette. I would rather have a good workout than have a cigarette. These are just my Week 1 changes and I know that there are many more to come. I'm trying my best to not get hung up on scale numbers, because I know they don't mean much in the big scheme of things. I'm trying to focus more on eating healthy and exercising. And I have to say, I'm really enjoying this new lifestyle change that has been a family. :)

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