Okay, so granted, I can run three miles. I can do 30 jumping jacks. I can go 35 minutes on an elliptical machine. I can also do a 15 second plank, and 20 reverse crunches. But I've only lost 5 lbs! Grrrr.
Therefore I'm going to go about this differently. I need to come up with a set of goals that are detailed, specific, and to the point. Because I don't mind weighing 200 lbs, if I look and feel great. (Granted, I probably won't weight that much if I look and feel great, but still.) Weight is just a number, and I have to remember that there are other things going on with my body that are just as much of a good tracker as others.
So here goes...
2. I want to get down to a size 12 by the end of the year--if it happens sooner, than even better!! But I am refusing to buy any new clothes until I am a size 12, so if I don't get there fast, guess I will be wearing sweats and tshirts to everything. (This also means that I am shooting for losing 10 inches off my waist--that's a HUGE GOAL!)
3. I want to be able to do 15 regular push ups. Right now I do the modified version and I want to do the real deal.
4. I want to be training for a 10k by my birthday--which means I have to push harder to get rid of weight so I can run better. Sweet!
Four goals, for now. Getting there is going to be difficult if I don't have a reason for doing them. So here goes my motivation for this whole thing...
Skinny people look good in clothes; Fit people look good naked. I want to be able to look at myself and be proud of my body. I want to know that I am teaching my children that while being overweight doesn't make you any less of a person or that there's anything wrong with those people, that we still want to take pride in our bodies, do our part to stay healthy and keep active. I also want to know that I'm doing everything I can to resist bad things happening in my body: disease, sickness and other issues, that can be prevented or at least avoided as much as possible by keeping a healthy lifestyle.
Well, there we have it. New goals, and my reasons for doing so. Even if they seem a tad in vain, I don't mind. It's my body and my life I'm getting under control. Bring. It. On.