Sunday, December 01, 2013
The holiday season is upon us. In a few weeks we'll be ringing in the NEW YEAR!
I spent time last night making up a spreadsheet on what goals I want to reach between now and the end of next year. Yes, you read that right. You could say I'm a planner. I'm hoping this coming year will go much better as far as weight loss is concerned. I pretty much stalled out for majority of the year this year. I didn't start losing weight again until mid September (stupid PCOS!).
My goal is to lose .70 of 1 pound per week. I know that seems steep but I'm used to losing weight very slow. Heck, it took me 18 months to lose 50 pounds.
My overall goal is to be down to 140. I will re-evaluate at that time if I want to go any lower.
However, I've learned during this 3 year journey to set smaller goals along the way. I started this journey October 23, 2011. So I consider October 23rd my "KICK BUTT ANNIVERSARY".
So I made a goal this year on that date that I wanted to be down 30 pounds by October 23, 2013. Well, if my weight loss goes as I hope I'll reach that on October 1, 2014.
The plan to finish out this year goes a little something like this:
I'll continue my half marathon training (this coming weekend is 8 miles!)
I need to decide in the coming days if I want to sign up for the half marathon in Virginia Beach in March. You have to complete the race in 4 hours, which means I'd have to keep a 17-18 minute mile pace. I can do that, that's roughly what I walk them at now.
I found a cool website www.csgnetwork.com/runracepacecalc.h
tml last night that I plug in the time it took me to walk x miles and it'll tell me what my pace was:
4 MILES (Pace: 18:41)
5 MILES (Pace 17:45)
6 MILES (Pace 18:10)
7 MILES (Pace 17:04)
The rest of the month training looks like this:
DECEMBER 7: 8 MILES
DECEMBER 14: 6 MILES
DECEMBER 21: 9 MILES
DECEMBER 28: 6 MILES
I have a dry erase calendar in my office that I also changed for this month. I wrote my daily goals on it and each day that I complete them they get a check mark. They're simple goals
64 oz water
3 meals per day
I was doing this weekly throughout November and printing them off. Well this way it'll save ink and paper. :)
The other goal for this month is to lose 2.3 pounds and be at 178.1 on January 1st. That will be in sync with my spreadsheet.
SO TO RECAP:
CONTINUE HALF MARATHON TRAINING
DECIDE IF I WANT TO DO SHAMROCK HM & REGISTER
KEEP TRACK OF DAILY GOALS WITH MY DRY ERASE BOARD
LOSE 2.3 POUNDS BY JANUARY 1!