Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sweet Summertime 7

Hello pretty readers! I decided that since I'm finally able to work out again after 4 weeks of sitting on my ass with a broken baby toe (badass, right?), and I haven't been physically able to follow through with some goals I had set for myself to achieve by the end of May, why not use this summer as MY TIME?

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:

  1. Run a 5k (hopefully this actually happens on July 4th)
  2. Get down to 165 lbs (currently a 20 pound loss for me) 
  3. Get down to a size 8-10 and Medium (depending on the brand. I'm currently a 12/Large) 
  4. Learn portion control
  5. Do a fitness class every week
  6. Feel comfortable in a bikini in a picture without a cover-up (this is a SCARY ONE!
  7. 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.

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Side note:
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!


  1. We are at about the same spot in our journey right now! I just found your blog through the link up! I am so excited to have found someone that has a lot of the same goals as me this summer. :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Awesome! I'm reading through your blog now :) Thank you for hosting such a great linkup!

  2. Self control is so HARD- I completely agree with you! Great goals- definitely attainable :-)

    I haven't posted my weight either... but I think I'll suck it up and do weigh in Wednesdays as well. The stomach flu I had got me under the 190 mark, so I guess I may as well post for accountability! haha

    1. Thank you for the words of encouragement! And hey, just because it was the stomach flu that got you under 190 doesn't mean it's not important hahaha. Just take advantage and keep pushing!!

  3. Hahaha right?? I'll take what I can get on the weight loss front! Thanks for your words of encouragement as well :-)

  4. Thanks for linking up with us today!

    Love your summer goals :) I have my first 5K coming up this weekend and I'm nervous!

    For portion control (I totally struggle with this...), I learned that I need to measure things out for a while until I can eye it properly - especially things like oatmeal or peanut butter. We want more, we want more (have you seen that commercial with the little kids?)

    1. I love that commercial! And before I read the reference I was reading it like the little girl says it in my head haha. Thank you for the advice--I totally know what you mean (especially with peanut butter...this morning I opted for almond butter lol) and at lunch I took a good serving and didn't go back for seconds. Win!

  5. I did a 5k and it kicked my butt, but it was an amazing feeling at the end. Also, I nominated you for a Liebster Award :)

    1. Yeah I'm hoping it will be a good thing!!! And thank youuuu!! I know what it is but what do I do???