Skip to main content

August Goals

For the first time since starting this journey over 13 months ago I'm writing down goals that I want to meet for the month of August. I'm going to do my damnest to meet each of these but I know that if I don't I gave it my all and that it won't deter me from finishing my ultimate goal. So here goes nothing:

Daily Goals:
Drink at least 8 cups of Water
To eat in the calorie range of  1500-1800
To do a minimum of 30 with a maximum of 90 of Cardio

Weekly Goals:
To get in 6-7 days of cardio
To get in 4-6 days of weight lifting
To lose 1.6-1.8 lbs
To run 2-3 times

Monthly Goals:
To lose 6-7 lbs
To increase weight
To run 7 miles at least 2 times
To increase speed on running

The only goal I foresee giving me any trouble is the weight loss. I have noticed that since I'm about 75% done with my over all goal the weight is coming off slower and slower. I have been trying to do different workouts so that I don't get bored and my body doesn't get bored either. Right now I'm in the process of looking for new lower body weight lifting exercises...I'm having to lay off lunges and squats until my knees become a little bit stronger. I have another bod pod test coming up around the 2nd of September and I'm hoping to be down another 12-15lbs and another 2-3% off my body fat.

I will update in the middle of the month with how my progress is going or if I see myself failing at it.

Made a change for my calories....with as many as I'm burning I have upped my calories, I think that this will be the right balance I'm looking for.


Popular posts from this blog

My Weight Progress in Photos

Starting Photo Weight of 237 lbs
(actual starting weight 242.4lbs)
Down 16 lbs to 221 lbs

Side by Side progress

Side profile of progress

Down another 16 lbs to 205 lbs

Side by side progress

Side profile of Progress

Down another 16lbs to 189 lbs

Side by side of progress

Side progile of progress

Down another 17 lbs to 172 lbs

Side by side of progress

side profile of progress

Total Progress from 237lbs to 172lbs

Side Profile of my progress from 237lbs to 172lbs

That Ugly Fat Girl?

So I was taking a look at my past blogs the other day and I came across the blog I wrote back in April that showed my weight loss journey in pictures. And all I can say is OMG! That starting picture is so freaking horrendous. I can't believe that I actually thought I looked pretty weighing that much. I can't believe that my husband actually found me attractive then. And I can honestly say that I was not one of the pretty fat girls...I was just plain fat and ugly. Its funny what lies one's self will tell them to help them feel good about themselves. I look at myself then and then I look at myself now and can't even comprehend that they are the same person. I feel like I'm a completely different person now. I AM a completely different person now. 

But every once in a while I still look at myself I still see a fat, overweight, ugly person. Like today, I know I had just rocked it on the treadmill doing sprint intervals (definitely going to add that to my workout plan mo…

2014 Update

It's been a while since I wrote a blog...almost a year in fact...

I have struggled so much with my weight over the last couple of years. I went from about 145 lbs up to 200 lbs. I'm back down in the 190's but so upset since I was so happy when I was in the 140s. I need to tighten my belt, for lack of better words, and get back to watching my diet and really and truly get back to counting calories since I know that works for me. 

What really is heart breaking for me is going up in size in clothing. I went from wearing a size 8 to a 14, now back down to 12. I hate buying new clothes when I ones I love just sitting in my closet now being worn.

The good thing this all is that I truly never gave up working out. I might have not been doing it at the intensity that I was in the past but that has change about 5 months ago. Five months ago I found CrossFit and fell in love. I have found through this program that it is very humbling and empowering. I have done more things that I have n…