Saturday, August 10, 2013

Re-establishing Goals

After a week where I truly ate what I wanted and didn't pay any attention to calories consumed, it is time for me to refocus and outline what I want to achieve on this journey. When I started this journey, I had specific goals in mind and thought that since it was so easy for me to lose weight last year that it would be easy for me to lose weight this year. I can admit that I was wrong, very very wrong.

It has not only taken me longer to lose weight this year but my weight has also fluctuated multiple times on this journey. Aside from that, I have a real lack of energy at times and that makes it harder for me to get up and get moving. My lack of energy makes it even harder because I was able to lose the weight last year without working out.

There are times when I wish I could just eat and eat all day long and not gain any weight, but those are the same times that I realize I will never be able to do that. There are more times when I wish I could see my progress in a weeks time and not have to wait months for it.

Not only are these complaints, but they are frustrations that I am dealing with on a daily basis. I wish I could see results faster, I wish I could eat more and work out less and I also wish the weight would melt off and the muscle would build but I know that in order for that to happen, I have to work towards it. In order to work towards what I want to achieve, I have to figure out what I want to get out of this journey.

  • By August 2014, I want to be in onederland; meaning I want to weigh in at 199 or less. Yes, that is a year from now but I need that time to knock out around 50 pounds (I did round that number up because I was 242 when I left for vacation and I know that I have to b in the mid to upper 240s now).  To break that down a little, I would like to be down another 15 pounds by the time Christmas rolls around. 
  • I want to feel comfortable in a one piece swimsuit without the cover-up. I purchased several one piece swimsuits this year and wore them with bottoms but the point was I wore them. There was one day when I even ventured to the beach with only the one piece and a cover-up. The longer I am on this journey, I tell myself I need to take baby steps so I don't overdo it. 
  • I want to get rid of the majority of the muffin top. I have never liked having a muffin top and I can't imagine anyone who would wan't to have one. In the past, although I never wanted to have a muffin top, I never did anything about it. I just stated numerous times how much I disliked my muffin top. In order to get rid of it, I have to work on that area, which is proving to be one of my biggest problem areas. 
  • In addition to losing the muffin top, I want to lose the rolls in the back.
  • I would love to see some definition in my arms. That would be a dream come true to see some sort of definition in my arms, from any angle, during any time of the day.
  • I want to be down 2 pants sizes (eventually wearing anywhere between a 12 and 16) and one size in shirts.
  • I also don't want to feel pressured by the numbers on the scale or get in a panic if I happen to have a cheat meal every once in a while. 
These are just some of the goals that I want to achieve within the next year and as long as I keep a steady pace, I should achieve those goals but I have a feeling that I will achieve so much more just by staying committed for the next 12 months. 


  1. These sound like really good and realistic goals. Sometimes in the week to week grind of things you can lose track of why you're doing it all (which has recently been happening to me), so I like that you're reevaluating. I might have to take a leaf out of your book :)

    Don't forget to acknowledge how much you've achieved too. You're the most motivated blogger that I've come across, and your efforts and achievements in terms of your physical fitness are something to be really proud of!

    1. Thank you for the kind words Rylie! You are right that we can often lose track of our goals as the weeks go on so in order to succeed you have to take time to reevaluate what you are doing and why you are doing it. Just take some time and reevaluate the reasons why you are on this journey and everything else will fall into place.