Hey guys! Happy Monday! I normally would be doing a weekend snapshot post today, but since my weekend was pretty quiet over here (apartment cleaning for the win!) I thought it would be fun to elaborate on my fitness goals.
It’s been a little over a month since I first wrote about how I’ve been struggling with my weight this past year.
To keep you guys updated on my progress, when I wrote that post I was about 170 pounds. Five weeks later I’m 167 pounds. Am I thrilled to be down three pounds? Absolutely. Am I bummed that’s all I’ve lost in five weeks? Absolutely.
I can attribute my weight loss slowdown to the fact that I’ve been slacking in the no junk food and booze except for special occasions rule. A local cupcake shop dropping off cupcakes at work is not a special occasion. A cookie at a catered lunch event is not worth undoing some of my hard work. (Especially when it’s a peanut butter cookie. I hate peanut butter cookies. And yet I still ate it…)
I try not to be so hard on myself but I am frustrated I look the way I do. I’ve been reading a lot about genetics and body frames and all that lately. While I’m slightly taller than the average girl (5’7), I have a very small frame. I get it from my mom. My shoulders are narrow, my wrists are tiny, my chest is small, and my ring finger is a size 4.5. I feel like I’m supposed to be this smaller person naturally and my choices have gotten in the way of that.
Despite all the things I haven’t been feeling so great about, I am feeling awesome about my workouts. I’ve been consistent, and I can tell I’m improving. I have more energy during Zumba, I can lift heavier at my workouts with Jess (35 pound kettle bell swings!), and I just feel stronger. It’s pretty awesome.
I recognize that weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. I’m going to have challenges to overcome and it’s not always going to be easy. I just have to remember why I’m doing it in the first place and that at the end of the day the scale is not the most important measure of my success.
Here are some of my fitness goals that I want to achieve besides seeing the number on the scale go down.
- Be able to do real pushups (Arm strength has always been a struggle for me.)
- Sculpt a killer booty (Since I can’t lunge and squat my way to bigger boobs. 😉 )
- Rock my 10k in September
- Fit into my old clothes (My entire wardrobe is a size 6/8. I’d like to be able to wear my clothes again!)
- Be able to wear a bikini next summer with confidence and a big smile
- Feel sexy (I can’t be the only woman that wants to look good for her husband!)
- Stay healthy (This is the biggest reason why I’m doing what I’m doing.)
- Get stronger (For me!)
Questions of the Day: What is one of your fitness goals? How are you doing at meeting them?