My fitness resolution.. starting in February..
Posted January 10, 2013on:
So, I’ve decided that I WILL lose these last 15 lbs before the end of this year..
It’s important I lose this weight for several reasons..
First, my sanity. I KNOW in my deepest of hearts, I shouldn’t be this current weight, which this morning was 143.2. I KNOW that I should be weighing between 125-130 lbs depending on the time of the month.. I shouldn’t be 142-145lbs.. that’s JUST NOT ME. It’s driving me insane!
Second, my clothes. While almost all my pre-prego clothes fit, they don’t look like they used to on my body. I can get them on, but some tops look so snug. I’d also like to buy jeans and know what size I am instead of guessing.. and always guessing too small and feeling discouraged when I have to reach for a size bigger. Right now I’m a little too small for a size 8, but too big for a size 6 in jeans. I hate that “in-between” stage.
Third, if I want to have another baby again this year, I want to start small. I had gained soooo much weight with the first pregnancy. If that ends up happening again, I don’t want to start off heavier. I want to go back down in weight and just work my way up again. AND I don’t plan on gaining as much weight as I did with M. Lesson definitely learned there!
So, this year, I’m taking CHARGE and I WILL lose this weight.
Starting in February (because I have a huge craft project I’m doing for a friend), I will set a goal to run a mile 2x a week. I’m hoping that mid-year, I can bump that up to 3x, but I’m going to keep this goal small and attainable.
One mile, twice a week, on a treadmill.
I’m totally inspired by one of the blogs I frequent. She ran a mile a day from Thanksgiving til the New year, read here. I honestly think I can’t do that right now, so I’m making my challenge more attainable to me.
Currently, it takes me about a 20-30 minutes to run a mile. Yes.. slow.. but I’ve always been slow about that. I could never do a mile in 12-15 minutes.. even in middle school!!
I’m hoping that by doing this challenge, I can knock my time down to about 15 minutes eventually.
I’ll try to keep track of my progress here. I can’t wait to see what I have to say about it at the end of the year.