Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Time to make some goals...

So, today was my "rest" day. I was tempted to go out and run anyway (still feeling good about yesterday) but refrained- don't want to do too much too soon. Instead I did a two mile walk with Cooper at the dog park. Let me just say that there is nothing nastier than a dog park in the spring. YUCK!! Glad I didn't try and run there, I would have to watch every step. At least the day was nice and Coop was happy to be there so I sucked it up and did two miles. I also did some weight training today. It actually felt pretty good. I forgot how much I actually like to lift weights and the "burn" was great :-).

I have decided that it's about time for me to make some goals. Things are progressing pretty well and I am feeling good about the time and effort I've been putting in. Technically I have a goal to run a half marathon later this summer but am not sure if that's enough (what I mean is do I want that goal to entail just finishing the half, running the whole thing with no walking, aiming for a certain time, etc)but I think I also need some shorter term goals and some weight loss related goals. Making goals has never been my strong suit, I am a kind of "live in the moment" gal but I am getting to a point in my life where I think goals would be really beneficial. So, my first official goal that I am sending out into cyberspace (so that I feel accountable for it) is to lose 16.5 pounds by June 1st. This is 1.5 pounds of loss a week for 11 weeks. I may try and join some challenges to help me with this but I think it is a very attainable goal as long as I watch my calories (WOW- not to side track but when I took a look at a "normal" eating day I realized that I was eating almost double what I should be to lose weight. It really blew my mind). I am going to update every Sunday with my weight loss/gain. Sorry, not quite ready to post my weight- the number is pretty scary.

And that's it. Blogging is new to me and I haven't figured out how to get all the tracking tools on here (any advice on this?) but as soon as I get it worked out I will get a weight tracker on here. If anyone is up for losing a certain amount by June 1st let me know and maybe we can encourage each other :-)!

5 comments:

Jill said...

Setting smaller goals which lead to a bigger goal is awesome!!!! I love the weight loss goal (and after the carb-fest weekend I just had, I could certainly join you. Maybe after Boston if I can join late??). I'm not sure about any trackers specifically but I am ceratin they are out there....there's counters for everything else for heaven's sake, there's gotta be one for weight loss. Glad ya got out there and felt the "burn"....I wish I could get in a happy place with weights...I do 'em but I don't like them at all. Nice job!!

Genesis said...

good job on the goals. i have a big picture goal too (a half) and i realized that I needed smaller, short term goals, and I decided it was my weight loss too that I needed to reach. its kept me on track and I like being held accountable to my goals. i always try to think to myself about my goals being aired out in public and being held accountable.

great job on the weight training.

akjenniekt said...

Anyone can join in anytime :-). For starters this is going to be pretty informal (if all goes well maybe I'll make it a formal challenge for the next round... :-)).

Staci Dombroski said...

I like the smaller goal idea! You can do it!

Running Diva Mom said...

congrats on setting your goals -- very attainable -- good luck to you! just found you -- looking fwd to following your journey! :-)