Well all I can say is my blogging habits are certainly not a metaphor for my healthy lifestyle/weight loss efforts! I currently weigh about 180 lbs. (but we’ll see where I stand Friday). As of now I am down 45 lbs. and 6 lbs. overweight! I think wearing a bikini this summer will actually be a reality! While I am not comfortable wearing a bikini just yet, I am questioning if I can pull it off at my current weight. That is way better than “no way in hell”. I should hit 170 in early June. I think another 10-15 lbs. and I’ll look great in a bikini.
I am beginning to reassess my weight loss goals. Recently I have been thinking I might want to go down to 155 instead of 160. I know I want to get down to around 20% body fat. However, I do not want to have the “skinny” look. I want to look fit, strong and healthy. I definitely don’t want to be showing any ribs.
I have had a lot of work in school between finals, papers and best of all…. group projects. Since the start of April I have had 12 major assignments due, and I had work for my music classes as well. I have pulled an all-nighter every week for the last 5 weeks. I have pulled 8 all together this semester. I know, not sleeping is really bad, it is bad for your health and your weight. But sometimes, you have to make calculated sacrifices to get better grades.
Luckily my last final is tomorrow. I plan on recovering this tomorrow and Friday. But from Saturday forward I am back to working out hard core. I am looking forward to it as well. I plan on working out everyday until my summer classes start. Then I will exercise 3-5 days a week. I plan on putting a larger emphasis on weight training in the past. I am also going to do a lot of interval training with cardio. I have started using the dreadmill instead of the track. I want to be able to measure my speed and progress more accurately. And I am to lazy to time myself. I feel it will make it easier to increase my speed. My goal is to run a 9 min./mile for an hour. More or less.