Friday, January 18, 2013

My overall fitness goals

I know I've been working on my fitness and healthy eating for a couple of weeks now but I haven't really set any goals for myself until now.
 Fat loss 101: Scale weight is the least important measurement for evaluating your progress!
I know there are some systems that people use where they reward themselves when they hit specific weight goals. Honestly, it may work for some people, but definitely not me. I'd be like, 'meh, I'm 2 lbs away, I'll do it now' and then probably not move forward.
Instead I'm going to have things set by approximate dates.
My first goal is to lose at least 12 lbs by the end of my 10 week challenge. I started the challenge on January 6th and it ends March 16th and started out at 177 lbs (I'm already down 2 by the way).
My second goal is to be down between 15-20lbs by the time I run my 5K in May (putting me between 157-160lbs).
My final goal is to get to 150lbs by the time I have to go back to work in September and then continue to lose from there. I'm not setting an ultimate goal but will be happy with numbers under 150lbs.
My lowest weight ever was 148lbs, but that was definitely a fight. I'd love to be below that but I have to make sure that it's in a healthy way.

How do you reward yourself when you reach fitness goals? Or do you have a different system?

Another blogger friend of mine, Nicole, has done an awesome job of losing some weight that had gained during 3 previous pregnancies (two resulted in miscarriages and one gave her Blake, her adorable little 2 year old). This week, she posted her food and fitness tips. If you click on the button below it will take you to her food tips, which is what I'm going to start using as a guideline.

 While, you're there check out the rest of her blog. It's fantastic!

I'm also linking up with Amber over at Blissful and Wishful for her Slimming Down Sunday!
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