It hasn't even been a week and I'm already good at procrastinating blog posts...this isn't a good sign! Hopefully it will become as addicting as they say and I'll fall into the habit soon.
Last weekend, I got on the scale for the first time in probably a month and it was a shock to say the least. My clothes still fit (my skinny jeans were a little tight, but nothing that caused alarm) and, while I definitely wasn't losing weight, I didn't think I had gained more than a couple of pounds. Well that couple was actually 10. 10 pounds!!! I haven't been this heavy since my semester studying abroad in Argentina when I had red meat, red wine, and chocolate or dulce de leche (heaven in the form of carmel) for every meal (not even kidding about the diet!). Needless to say, a slight panic ensued.
Yes, I know that I have put on some muscle, but I could stand to lose some of those pounds. So, like any normal obsessive compulsive personality would do, I started making lists. Weight goals. Diet plans. Workout schedules. Race registrations to force me to get moving as to not embarrass myself. Purchasing a glitter headband to remind myself to still be happy with how I look (don't judge-it was a low point).
One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was for accountability. So, blog-o-sphere, here is my plan. Don't let me make excuses!
Goal 1: Be down at least 5 pounds by the time my mom comes out to participate in Fitness Fest with me the first weekend in October.
Goal 2: Be able to run a 3k with my mom that same weekend (she's one of my healthy living role models...I want to be as incredible as her when I'm her age!) in less than 20 minutes (or at least finish it).
Goal 3: Be able to finish a 5k the next weekend. I agreed to do participate in the Great Pumpkin Race organized by my fellow sweat pink ambassador Cara at Running In Sanity (I won't lie, part of the reason I agreed to do this was because I wanted the orange polka dotted bondi band, but didn't want to wimp out and just buy it!).
Goal 4: Be comfortable enough with my body (I'm not putting a weight with it) to do the Phoenix Terrain Mud Run on October 27 in just a sports bra and shorts.
Goal 5: Train to feel more confident for mud run number 2, the Dirty Girl mud run, on November 17.
In addition to working toward these goals, I'm going back to logging all of my food.
What do you think? What are some of your healthy living goals?