Goals are a good thing. We are about to embark upon the fourth quarter of 2010 tomorrow. It is October already. Can you believe it? It seems like it should only be the end of March instead of the end of September. Where did April through September go?
Okay, where was I? Oh yeah - goals. So what are mine? What would I like to achieve before the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. Good question. I guess I should make a list.
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#1 - I CAN continue doing cardio based exercise. This is the one thing I have done well this year. I may have slipped into the familiar and diet killing emotional eating trap, but I never stopped moving. It is probably the reason why I only gained back 40 pounds. I may have gone back to the fridge, but I did not return to the couch! I walked a minimum of 2 miles per day at least 5 days per week.
#2 - I CAN add strength based exercise. I must confess that this intimidates me. I can walk with the best of them. I have endurance and speed and am far more fit than a lot of my much-thinner friends/associates. Using equipment is a little scary. I am someone that doesn't like to do anything that she doesn't do well and I know there will be a learning curve. Thus the fear. But I've read a lot about kettlebells and weighted balls in recent days. I see that Jillian Michaels has a Shred with Weights DVD. I am going to pick them all up and start doing this. More muscle = More fat burning. I want me some of that real bad.
#3 - I CAN continue keeping the simple sugars out of my diet. This one is already a work in progress. I've been on the no white carbs, reduced sugar plan for a little over a month now and I've already noticed big changes in my body's shape and how my clothes fit.
#4 - I CAN keep a food diary. I have already started in on this one. If you take a peek at the sidebar I am posting pics of everything I eat now. It is easier than food blogging and will help me notice trends in my weight loss and make adjustments if need be.
#5 - I CAN stop listening to the fat girl inside. Seriously, when am I going to take some control here? I am not 370 pounds anymore. I am not the woman that sits in her cube at work and doesn't speak to anyone. I am not the woman whose best relationships are with her fridge, her couch and her tv. Yet this is the hardest thing for me at this point. The fat girl in my head is still running the show most of the time. I let too many things pass me by because I am still living in fear because she makes all of the decisions. Am I going to continue to let someone that no longer exists run my life? I have got to stop letting her. This is my battleground. It is my struggle.
So, tell me, what are your goals?