On our Fat to Fit Pack group on Facebook Misty asked about our goals for 2012 and I thought about it and I want to list them for you guys, too! These are my health/body related goals…I have some jobby job goals, too…but I’m MUCH better at those than the health ones…so that’s why I’m getting out on my blog!
1. Run faster and further this year than last year
2. Get to goal, that’s about 60 lbs, we’ll see how I feel as I get down there
3. Start a nutrition program to help build menus and get in the habit of eating right all the time so my body craves it
4. Keep going to the gym 2x a week for weight lifting and keep running 3x a week
5. Wear a bikini, IN PUBLIC, this summer, and feel good about it
Run Faster and Further – I know that the fastest I’ve run a 5K is 38 minutes…so I want to beat that, I’d like to consistently run a 10 minute mile, that would make me so happy, right now I’m at about 12:30 – 13:00…I *can* run faster than that, about 5.8 mph, but I can only maintain that for about 5 minutes and I need a 2 minute break after.
Get to Goal - I’m ready to stop maintaining and really kick this extra body fat in the butt, my boyfriend wants to join me. 60 lbs needs to come off! The fast that I’m signed up for 7 races will help keep me focused and running for goals so I’ll be exercising/doing cardio consistently and not just weights which I do 2x a week
Nutrition Program – Not sure what this will be, if I just need a trainer to write me a strict menu, or if I need something stricter like Medifast or Slimgenics. I need to learn to eat and my body needs to eat up my body fat. I need something stricter than Weight Watchers though..its too many choices.
Gym Attendance – I successfully maintained going to the gym 2x a week for strength training last year..ALL year, besides a few vacations, not skipping, but literally out of town…so I’m good at that..I also need to do 3x a week of cardio…I sometimes only do 2x a week, on my strength days, I need to get in that 3rd trip and stick to it!
Bikini- I love water, swimming, beaches, boating, being in the sun….but I hate swimsuits…I think one pieces are SO ANNOYING…I also don’t like swim skirts or any pieces that are for hiding my figure. I have to wear that kind of crap now..so I only go into pools for exercise or with VERY close friends and family I will go to a hot tub….but no way on the fun in the sun type of stuff. NO MORE. I’M TIRED OF THIS! I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH AND WEAR A BIKINI THIS SUMMER DARNIT! I will, too. (oh and it won’t be a hideous mess, my body will look GOOD in it!)
Okay I do need some opinions…first off, should I do something drastic like Slimgenics or Medifast? What are your opinions of them? Any other suggestions. I’m burned out on Weight Watchers..I did it for years, it worked once and now its so easy for me to *cheat* on it…I just can’t get into the mindset for it anymore. Or maybe there is a book or two I should buy that will tell me what to eat…not style of eating…but literally what should I eat, so I can learn to cook and crave what I need to be eating.
Am I missing anything vital in my goals?
What are your goals?