017. Back in the Groove for Real

So, recently I’ve been eating WAY too much processed junk-foods. I’m really starting to feel gross. I’ve also started to notice a pattern over the last couple months. I start the month really strong with a lot of ambitious goals. Near the middle of the month, I fall into a funk where I start slipping on my work-outs and not eating as well. After a week – week and a half, I get my act together again and finish the month off strong. Even my blogging has suffered this month which rarely happens because I really enjoy blogging! Of course, I do manage to do a lot of damage in the week – week and a half. So, in attempt to remedy this, I’m going to stop focusing on monthly goals try to set goals for a longer period of time.

I haven’t talked a lot in this blog about my specific weight loss goals or goals I’ve been setting to get to my goal weight. There are two reasons for this. First, this is more about getting healthy than loosing weight. I’m really not in much of a hurry to loose the weight. I’ll get there when I get there. Second, I started this blog after I set my November goals and I just never posted about it. I want to start monitoring my goals more actively on this blog.

As a way of managing these three things here are my goals for the next 6 weeks (until the end of the year.)

  1. End the year at 150lbs (This is about -6lbs.)
  2. Track all meals here and track calories over at SparkPeople
    2 a. Limit eating out to once per week
    2 b. Stick with weekly meal plans
  3. Track all Work-Outs here.
    3 a. Work on including more cross training (spin class and swimming)
    3 b. Strength training (including 30 Day Shred) at least 3 days a week.
    3 c. Keep up with Whittle my Middle Challenge
  4. Log 75 miles between now and the end of the year (I still have a couple left in the Pile on the Miles challenge!)
    4 a. Run 10 miles at least once.

So there you have it. My goals for the next 6 weeks. I tried to keep them simple and not too overly ambitious. I figured I should ease myself in to this.

There is one other challenge I want to do for myself and that is going vegetarian for a week. At this point, I have no intention of ever going totally vegetarian, but recently I have found myself wanting to reduce the amount of meat I consume and find more creative ways to integrate protien. I’ve been wanting to follow a more “flexitarian” model over eating – especially after Laura posted about it last month. I’m going to wait until after Thanksgiving to start that challenge though. We’re going to Chris’ counsin’s house for T-Day, and since a) I love turkey and b) I have no control over the food, it seems like a bad day to be experimenting with vegetarianism.

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