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Starting AGAIN - my short term goal!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

While my SP doesn't show it - I am down 1.4 lbs this week. Why doesn't it show it?

Because two weeks ago I really came to grips with the fact that my clothes were not fitting right. I stepped on a scale. Things were not good. 137lbs. My overall goal weight has always been 120 lbs. I've gotten close numerous times. I am very happy with my body when it's around 125 lbs so I've never stressed over not making it to 120. BUT 137 lbs? How did I let it get this bad?

I kicked my ass in to gear. I wasn't perfect, but I went to the gym more, was more conscious about my food choices. The following week I weighed in at 138.4. I pretty much broke in to tears. I was in denial, I didn't even log my weight in to SP. Then I pulled my self off the ground, shook it off and rededicated my self to a goal that is pushing myself but practical. I knew that gaining weight that week was not a failure, but giving up at that moment would be.

One week later - I stepped back on the scale. Again - I have not been perfect- but I've been pushing HARD. Today has me back at 137 lbs! Down 1.4lbs! So it seems like the appropriate day to announce my goal of being 127 lbs before the wedding we leave for in October. That is a goal of losing 2 lbs a week. To me, 2lbs a week is about the healthiest and most sustainable goal I can do.

So today, people of Spark - is the day I draw the line in the sand. Ten lbs in 30 days and a trip to Hawaii!

And from experience, I know the goal isn't the important part, it's the steps you plan to get to the goal. So for me, I plan to do the following things:

-Fitness - 5 Days a Week -attending Crossfit 3 days a week and doing 2 mini workouts on my own each week (ie run 2 miles, ride a 10k on my exercise bike, put together a 20 min HIIT session in my garage gym) If for some reason I can't make it to Crossfit (ie, girls night, something at my daughters school, etc) I will replace it with a morning mini workout on that day.

-Log my food. The more I log, the more conscious I am of what I eat. I do a good job of staying in my allotted calories 75% of the time. I'm okay with that, but with this aggressive of a goal I need to log and make sure that I'm still progressing the way I want to, even if I'm not perfect every day. Does anyone else struggle with weekends like crazy??

-Drink less alcohol. I pretty much don't drink calories unless there is alcohol involved. I drink low calorie/carb alcoholic beverage but unfortunately I tend to drink more than the average person. My main goal is to cut out the glass or two of wine after work on weekdays but allow myself to still throw back with friends on a weekend night. Say I have two whiteclaws on three work nights that ends up being an extra 600 calories a week I need to fight against! It's not worth it!

-Drink my 8 glasses of water a day. Again - this only tends to be a weekend issue for me. Hopefully I can weave more water in with my beers on football Sunday and kill two birds with one stone!

So here's my Hawaii inspiration site of our hotel - and here's to the next 30 days!
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