December 29, 2011

The Weight Loss Goal Is Set

After a lot of thinking I've finally came up with a weight loss goal. I will be turning 30 in April and would like to have lost 40lbs by then. Along with that goal I would still like to run a will run a 5k in the spring.

I am going to train 3 days a week for the 5k and workout 3 days a week with 1 day off. I was doing this successfully with a personal trainer in the fall before I had surgery but feel back into bad habits during my recovery. Unfortunately personal trainers don't work for free so now it's on me.

I've decided that I will be using weight watchers online to assist me with my food choices. I feel that this is a life style change and that the weight watchers program is set up in a way for me to change my outlook on food. As I am going through this I hope to keep blogging about tips and tricks of my weight loss, review weight watchers online and find a exercise program I like.

I am sick of being the one with the pretty face. It's time for me to treat myself with the love I treat others with and not putting myself last. I am going to make sure I am a priority in my life and I will be proud of ever accomplishment on the way.

December 14, 2011

This time Will be Different.

This isn't one of those crafty posts but I will get back to that soon.

I have been a big girl for as long as I can remember. I've been working hard but not really getting anywhere with my weight loss goals. It seems when I'm making headway a bump comes along and I crash down. I really want to challenge myself, set a goal and push myself.

Right now before Christmas time there is lots of bake goods, dinners, parties and my ass is getting fatter. Well I don't think I can wait until New Years to make a resolution. I have today and I need to make a change.

So maybe I can change my patterns if I share it with those who pop in a read a little about our family. Maybe I'll feel some accountability if I write it out. Worth a try because I'm ready for change.

Now time for some goals:
1. Reevaluate what I eat. Start by tracking food so I can see what I'm eating when.
2. Exercise! I have been pretty good with this one but can get better. I'd like to commit myself to 3 workouts a week for at least an hour long.
3. Run a 5k in the spring 2012. Run on the alternate days I'm not doing my exercise program.
4. Water water water!! This is my new drink of choice.

Ok so here are some of my basic goals. I hope to make them more specific over the next week. I think that I'd like to set a goal with a timeline but I think I need to think about and sleep on it.

If you've had success with weight loss or have words of wisdom I'd love to hear it.