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#NoExcuses with #SweatPink

To kick off the year and get my butt back in gear after a longer than it should have been hiatus, I’ve committed to the SweatPink #NoExcuses campaign. One of the first tasks is to complete the mad lib below. It’s kind of serious kind of serious.

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  • Hey 2015, it’s me Stina

  • This year I would like to drop these extra pounds I picked up last year, get back into running, and finally be able to do those 10 unmodified push-ups without a struggle.

  • It would also be super duper awesome if I also did a triathlon this year. It’s not a resolution, though, just a reminder to myself to try and have the best year yet because I’m capable of so much more than I let myself believe sometimes.

  • The thing I am looking forward to most this year is spending the first year of wedded bliss not putting on too many “happy pounds.”

  • Speaking of excuses (ahem), my very favorite excuse is not enough time, and I have used it to skip my work-outs on more than enough occasions.

  • I vow to move my body and be more healthy this year even if it means I have to actually get my ass out of bed for a morning workout!

  • Even if my alarm clock gets eaten by the dog in the middle of the night, I’ll still…let’s be honest, if the dog eats my alarm clock, I’m kicking his doggy butt.

  • I will stop blaming the cat for eating the rest of the dog’s food when everyone knows it was really me…wait, no it wasn’t really me. I probably did eat all the cookies though.

  • My Netflix addiction are not the reason I make excuses. I will show my Netflix addiction who’s boss this year and by using it to do workout videos when I’m too lazy to leave the house!

  • I know that even 10 minutes of yoga at home is better than nothing at all.

  • I will reward myself by buying myself some new, perfectly fitting clothes.

  • No Excuses 2015 has just begun and already I am imagining myself a winning something from Augusta ActiveShowerPill body wipes, Actio926ActivMotion Bar, or Sasquatch Racing. I mean…I have to win something, right?

  • Oh, and let’s not forget how amazing my beat up workout leggings will smell after washing with some WIN Detergent. And lastly, I’ll keep rocking my 2015 with clean eats and nutrition from Beaming with Health!

  • Click here if you’re interested in joining!

  • Use the #NoExcuses hashtag and post to win prizes from Augusta Active, ShowerPill, ActivMotion Bar, WIN Detergent, Actio926, Beaming with Health, and Sasquatch Racing.

 

Operation Fit into my Damn Dress

Still makes me giggle.
Still makes me giggle.

As I mentioned in last Monday’s post reflecting on my weight loss, I’ve recommitted to weight loss and specifically the idea of comfortably fitting into my (already purchased) wedding dress. I’ve been lovingly referring to this as Operation: Fit into my Damn Dress.

After the last two weeks (I officially started getting my shit together again on 9/4.), I’m down about 4lbs, and I’m back under 170lbs. I’m aslo feeling really good and extremely confident and motivated. I’ve been  back at the gym on the regular, though this last week was kind of rough. I was super busy, and my Saturday morning workout was derailed by an unexplained lack of lights at the gym.  I’m getting back at it tonight though.

I’m finding my biggest motivator has actually been letting go of my goal weight. There’s two elements to this:

The first is committing to the idea of weight loss to fit into my dress rather than to reach a specific number. This has given me something really tangible to latch on to. I’ve had a pair of “goal pants” hanging in my bathroom for a while now, but let’s be honest here, a $35 pair of jeans just isn’t quite as motivating as a $400 wedding dress…

The second is actually taking some time to reflect on and reconsider my goal weight. My goals have always been much more health oriented than weight oriented, and as a result, my goal weight has always been a little bit foggy and arbitrary. . I honestly don’t even remember my original goal weight. I assume I set one though… When I started Weight Watchers, my goal had to be in the health BMI range. Thus my goal weight became 141lbs; the absolute top end of the healthy range for someone that’s 5’3″.

The problem is I’ve never really been confident of my ability to reach that goal let alone maintain it! I don’t think I realized until recently how much that negatively affected me. It seems like it should be obvious; if you’re not confident you can reach your goal weight, where’s the motivation to even try?

So I’ve re-set my goal to 150lbs. 150lbs seems reasonable and doable to me. I can actually remember weighing that much because I’ve seen that number on the scale in the last 5 years. I feel like I could have reasonably maintained that weight too if marathon training hadn’t throw me all out of whack. And so that’s my official new goal. I’m seeing a new primary care doc at the end of the month. I plan to discuss this with him and get the doctor’s note necessary to make it my Weight Watchers official goal too.

I don’t plan on doing any sort of formal weigh-in posts, but I’m sure I’ll check-in here on my weight loss progress on ocassion.

 

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