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So the goal of this little weekly post has been to bring y’all along on my journey toward a healthier lifestyle (which also includes loosing some weight) you can see my first Motivation Monday here for more details.. After getting some feedback someone brought up that I hadn’t been specific about what exactly my goals are and where I’m at currently.
I can see her point, it would be easy to sit behind a computer and preach a healthy lifestyle while downing an entire bag of Doritos (Cool Ranch of course) in one sitting and not actually living out anything that I talk about.
But then again it is also really hard to be completely translucent (on the inter-webs, with complete strangers) about something that makes me feel a little ashamed.
Technically I don’t really have a weight goal (though if you ask Weight Watchers, or my fitBit they would both say 180lbs), I simply don’t want to die of a heart attack at 40, which with my family history is quite likely.
Where am I at towards this goal? Well thanks to Weight Watchers I get to weigh myself every Monday morning. This morning I checked in at 230. So far since this journey began in February I am down 34 pounds.
There are a few other measures I use to track my progress.
I really got serious about working out in May when The Hubs and I started going to the local rec center, it took us a while to find something that fit our needs but when we did we were all in. My stamina, strength and flexibility have all improved in that time. I use to come home sore from every work out but now that I have gotten use to it I feel refreshed and relaxed after every workout.
What has really helped me in achieving all this (which to me is a great feat) is setting goals. In the beginning I was lucky to make it to two classes a week, which at the time was my goal, as the months went on I kept adding to my goal and slowly but surely I saw results.
The process of setting small achievable goals, seeing them reached, and then adding a new goal has made a world of difference.
Do you have any fitness goals that you are working to achieve? Let me know, I would love to encourage you.
Check back in November to see how it goes.