Goal Keeper: Part Deux
The only way that you can keep your goals is if you keep yourself accountable – not only to yourself but to those around you. That’s why I post my goals on here, that’s why I update my Twitter. Even if no one responds, I feel as if I have an obligation to keep my goals.
Whether good or bad, I’m going to try to check-in on Sundays to go over who my goals when the past Sunday to Saturday.
1.) Lose 13.5 pounds (from 113.5 to 100 pounds)
Current Weight: 110-111 pounds
I am totally convinced that this is going to take a long time. This past week I saw anywhere from 110 to 111 pounds, and 109.5 at one hop on the scale.
2.) Work out five times per week.
- Saturday: one hour on trainer (evening)
- Sunday: 40 minutes on trainer
- Monday: 6am workout with Sarah (1 hr)
- Tuesday: 30 minutes on trainer (morning)
- Wednesday: 5:30pm workout with Sarah (1hr)
- Thursday: day off!
- Friday: 40 minutes on the trainer
- Saturday: skiing at Crystal Mountain!
3.) Run a 5k
I have signed up for a 5k on February 6th in Novi, MI. I really need to get back to the gym and actually runing since it is only two weeks away. I need to go run today as well, to get off to a good start at that. I have no real goals for a finishing time, but it would be sweet if I could do it without stopping. My main worry is the cold weather. Seriously, February in Michigan? What was I thinking??
4.) Run/bike a duathlon
Thinking about signing up for the Willow Metropark Duathlon. It is 5k run, 20k bike, then another 5k run. Not signed up yet… I’m still thinking about it. I have been riding the trainer a lot to get used to being in the saddle. There are also some plans in the works to ride a century (100 miles) for the Race for the Cure this year as well.
5.) Eat meat only once per day or not at all.
- Sunday: 0
- Monday: 0
- Tuesday: 0
- Wednesday: 1
- Thursday: 1
- Friday: 1
- Saturday: 0
6.) Eat dinner out once per week or not at all.
This week is Ann Arbor Restaurant Week and I cannot pass up a good deal, the chance to eat at a locally-owned restaurant, and a place that I’ve never been too before. This Thursday we went out for dinner at Melange Bistro. This weekend was also a skiing weekend but since my friend Megan now officially has a gluten allergy, I packed food for us for the drive up and back down on Saturday night.
8.) Have my own garden in a Project Grow community garden.
Still haven’t heard from Project Grow…. and it still isn’t May yet. I should figure out the size of a full plot and start planning.
9.) Continue posting about the yummy food I make and eat.
I feel like I might as well just take this one out of here, since it’s pretty simple 🙂
I have a couple of goals that are really easy, some that are medium and just take a little bit of thought beforehand, and some that are a bit more challenging.
It still blows my mind that I used to be 25 pounds heavier than I am now. In fact, I am regularly amazed at that every time I pick up weights in the gym and think of how heavy they feel, then think of carrying around that amount of weight.
I really need to start working on the running more. It is so hard for me to get out to the gym, despite that it is so close, especially when I know I can at least get some exercise on the trainer.
I don’t want to look like an idiot at the 5k though, so today I am definitely going to go running. (Internets, hold me accountable!)