I have new goals! and I’m hoping my readers will help me stay motivated and accountable!
I still want to lose about 10-15 lbs but that’s not my total focus. I feel flabby and weak. I want to feel as strong as I did when I was only doing weights twice a week with my trainer so that is the basis of my new goal.
I feel good, I really do at my size, but there are some of my clothes that feel tight even though the chart below shows that I have lost inches in the last few months. I think it’s mainly that I have been focusing on running so much instead of weight training and not really counting all my calories so I feel bigger than I maybe actually am because I don’t feel as strong as I did. Oh right, for those of you who didn’t know I have been blogging from Nikkiinhighgear since my last post here, I also ran 2 half marathons in 2012! one with Jill in May and one in September all by my lonesome lol. I’ve really enjoyed both and plan on doing a few more next spring/summer/fall, Any who here is the chart.
|June 2011||July 2012||October 2012|
So really I don’t feel like I’m in a bad position at all with where my inches have gone up a little or gone down a little. But here’s to building muscle and making those inches even smaller!
MY NEW GOALS-to be complete by March 27 2013 which is 22 weeks away!
1. Weight train 2-3x weekly
2. To be able to do 20 regular push ups with no breaks and without being totally out of breath after.
3. Reach goal weight of 140lbs
this is a goal I don’t know if I’ll be able to actually accomplish, but I’m going to try!
4. Do one unassisted pull up
I have NEVER had enough upper body strength to do even one pull up, but I would like to work on that. If I don’t get there, at least I tried but I would like to know that if I fell off a cliff and was hanging there I would have enough upper body strength to pull myself up!
Here is the dreaded part that I think makes me most accountable, sharing my before photos!
as much as I am happy at where I am in my skin, I’m not always so confident in showing off my skin. I wont go into a list of “I hates” about my body because that’s just lame and I don’t feel like being lame today (though I do have those days, we all do)
so here’s a list of things I like: My legs are more toned from all the running I have been doing, I love the dorky smile I have plastered on my face, Even though my boobs are a full cup size smaller than when I started this entire journey I think they’re still looking Great!, I actually really like the entire middle/side photo I think I look very strong, I’ve always had this fascination about collar bones that pop out just slightly an I think mine are about as perfect as pop out can be.
Alright thanks for checking in! more to come soon!