If any of you are in a similar position as me and feel like it would benefit you to set 7 attainable goals for yourself to achieve by the end of summer (I'm setting the date as September 2nd, Labor Day), feel free to join me! Either way, I'm doing it :)
What I plan on doing is utilizing Wednesdays as my Sweet Summertime 7 day, to check up on the goals I have for myself. I hope you all hold me accountable for ALL of them! Here it goes....
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My Sweet Summertime 7:
- Run a 5k (hopefully this actually happens on July 4th)
- Get down to 165 lbs (currently a 20 pound loss for me)
- Get down to a size 8-10 and Medium (depending on the brand. I'm currently a 12/Large)
- Learn portion control
- Do a fitness class every week
- Feel comfortable in a bikini in a picture without a cover-up (this is a SCARY ONE!)
- Go on a hike at least once a month (I know this doesn't seem like such a big one, but for me it is).
So there they are! I know I won't be completely done and where I want to be by the end of summer, but hopefully I can at least achieve these goals and be alllmoooossssttttt there!
Any tips on how to achieve any of these would be wonderful! Especially the portion control thing. I literally suck at it. I think it's a mental thing. I've always been one to take way too much food and waste a bunch of leftovers because I get full (which doesn't please my momma) instead of having the self-control to take what a healthy portion would be and dealing with it.
Anyhoo, what are your goals?! I hope anyone will join me :) If you decide to, let me know either by commenting or emailing me (on my profile) and maybe I'll turn this into a weekly linkup. Either way, if you do decide to, please post the button as well in your post!
Since part of my goal is to LOSE WEIGHT, I decided I'll also be participating in Weigh-In Wednesday from now on. I've never really been..hmm...what word to use....reticent (?) about my weight. I mean that I've never hid it on my blog, but I've never been avid about posting my weight either. Probably because I stalled as soon as I broke my toe. But just so it's out in the open, my starting weight for my Sweet Summertime 7 goals is 185.2.
Last night I changed into my workout clothes at work and headed straight to the gym--this is the only way to ensure I WILL get there. I went to a different location than I have gone to since I switched gyms and I was pleasantly surprised. I assumed since it's in the busiest part of town that it would be even more busy than where I usually go at rush hour, but it wasn't! I think I'll go there more regularly than the other location from now on. I only did 20 minutes on the bike before I got bored out of my mind, then I did a bunch of resistance machines. My arms were shaking the whole way home. That's a good thing!! And today I'm sore all over, a feeling I've missed. I think I can handle the elliptical though so we'll see how that goes tomorrow. Wish me luck!