Sunday, January 15, 2012

Setting A Goal

I need to set a goal and I need to have a celebratory (none food) 'reward' at the end.
I'm sure I'll probably get lots of support along with a few 'comments' from people who think I have gone crazy (many comments I've heard: "Where do you need to lose more weight?", "You already look great!").  Well guess what.  Too late! I'm already crazy! LOL!!  In all seriousness not to dwell on this but I have a goal I need to reach and yet I'm not getting there (I'm talking goal weight).  Why?? My excuse: I'm going through a bit of a stressful time and I've been reaching for food to comfort me.  Have I been exercising?  Most definitely yes and you can check out my stats on the side bar to the right - this past week I logged 53 miles: 15 running, 37.5 biking and .5 swimming ( In addition to ab exercises, kettle bell class, and push ups etc..) . Have I been leaning on my husband and friends for some emotional support?  Yes!  But old eating habits are hard to break and are easy to fall back to.  If I ate the way I was supposed to (not eating handfuls of chocolate chips for example or multiple slices of pizza) I would look shredded by now (my definition of shredded means having lots of defined lean muscle).

For this year my goals are:
Complete a Sprint Triathlon
Complete my second Half Marathon
Start School for my new career
Reach My Goal Weight


The last goal on the list is by far the hardest to me.  Reaching my goal weight.  It kind of perplexes me a bit as I can lose 80lbs but the last 8 are killing me!? I'm like a yo yo with this gain and lose cycle.  What kills me is the first 80 I did 'on my own'!

I'm not sure what my 'celebration reward' will be yet but I'm thinking perhaps a heart rate monitor to use during exercise to train more efficiently (ok that is something I never thought I would write in A MILLION YEARS - LOL!!).  Or a new pair of shoes :-)  I'm thinking a little extra prize/motivation after I reach my goal can be a help.  I found that celebratory rewards where a huge drive for me in losing the 80lb.  I need to get back to basics and get back to work!

NO EXCUSES NO MATTER WHAT!!! I have to take control because no one else will.  I just HAVE TO DO IT!

2 comments:

  1. I am in total support of a 'celebration reward'!!! For me last year, the trip to Hawaii was a HUGE motivator and I wish I had set something up like that for myself again this year, it's what I need. I love your goals, I admire your willingness to challenge yourself, and I am here rooting for you!! Come to Seattle...that would be fun! -mid

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  2. Thank you so much Mid! A trip to Hawaii? That's on my bucket list but to fly there from the East coast $$$. So much to do on a budget LOL! BTW LOVE Seattle! My husband and I spent 10 days in Washington State pre kids and loved every second of it. Mount Rainier, Olympic Peninsula, Hoh Rain Forest etc...SO BEAUTIFUL! - by far the most beautiful part of this country I've seen by far. We plan on going again some day. :-)

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