30-Somethings - May goals - let's do them together!

05-02-2011, 01:00 PM
I knocked my April goals out of the park and am still living on the high from my weigh in yesterday! May goals:

- reach the 150's. It's 5-6 lbs, but I think I can do it, unless I hit another dreaded plateau
- hold planks for more than 1 minute. (i can do this in class, but not alone)
- practice push-ups 3 times a week so that I can do them without so much effort

That's all I have. I'm going to continue with my work out routine but I may start doing some yoga just cuz, but only in addition to my intervals, weight lifting, and kettlebells. I may replace pilates with yoga, we will see.

05-02-2011, 02:24 PM
My goals are pretty modest:

-keep tracking calories.
-easy walk at least 3x per week, plus one hike or bike ride each weekend.

05-02-2011, 02:45 PM
My goals for this month are to be consistant with my diet and exercise. As long as I stay under my calorie count for the day, and am active every day, then my personal goals are completed. However, on a more strict goal I started actually last week: I want to stay on track with the Insanity Workout Program. Today actually marks the beginning of week 2 (Day 8 of 60) for me. I know I can stick with it with some outside motivation. That's where this group will help me alot. Good Luck to all! :goodluck:

05-02-2011, 03:33 PM
I did pretty good with my April goals. I did eat an Easter marshmallow peep but not an entire package (or two) like I usually do! And I succeeded at my # of days at the gym goal. My name should be up on the bulletin board today! Whoohoo! :)

Here’s what I got for May!

1. 139 pounds by the end of May and fit comfortably in a size 8 (currently in 10’s).
2. Drink more water, eat less salt!
3. To not look away from a cute guy who makes eye contact with me.

05-02-2011, 04:17 PM
Hi ladies! I would love to join in. I have been here before and am now returning to lose the last 25 lbs.

My goals for May are:

Stay OP for low-carb, high fiber
Drink more water
Weights 2 X a week
Walking 3 X a week
I am gunning for 160 by Memorial Day weekend. I know its a stretch, but cant hurt to try!

05-02-2011, 06:25 PM
I'm in!
I want to hit 199# by may 31st
Comfortably fit in my 18's
Burn or donate my 20's
(Stupid khaki work pants, mostly I want to burn them because I have to wear stupid khaki pants at work, stupid).
And find creative ways to get workouts in on days I can't get to the gym.
That's a good start.;)

05-03-2011, 08:37 AM
My goal for May is to just get started, seriously. I have used every excuse in the book to not stay on track since January (and before that for years too).

My goals are: 1/2 hour on the bike in the living room 4-5 days a week while watching television.:carrot:

Gym, 3 days a week. :carrot:

And to record the calories I am consuming consistently :hun:. This is the hardest one for me. I'm learning to write down every bit I put into cooking, although I end up forgetting things. But when going out or going to a social function I am completely at a loss as to how to count those calories. I have a travel scale and collapsible measuring cups but I feel weird about whipping them out at a party. I think the key will be to just limit myself to using the smallest plate I can find and only putting "bad" foods on a small fraction of it while filling the rest with raw veggies or the like. There is a Kentucky Derby party this weekend where I know my self restraint will be tested. This will be a test for myself to stay on track and make May the first real month of my weight loss journey.
I hope that I can lose 4-6 pounds and be under 280 by the end of the month.

05-03-2011, 08:41 AM
Oh and Mother's Day brunch out with my fiance's mother. We're going to Lidia's and I am 100 percent sure that this will be an even bigger test on restraint.

Any tips on how to keep track of calories when eating out? Looking at the menu online I know it will be very hard to avoid having butter and starch on my plate. I already pack up 1/2 my meal and ask for double veggies instead of pasta... but my weight says that this is not enough.

05-03-2011, 03:47 PM
I did ok in April...my big goal was to lose the weight I had gained in March while living in a hotel room eating out all the time while dealing with my Mother in Law in the hospital and a family that was making me crazy.
I reached that!

This months goals....
Lose 8 lbs and finally be in the normal BMI category instead of the overweight BMI category.
Consistently ride my bicycle three times a week.
Stop letting outside stressors sabotage my weight loss. (This will be the hardest goal of them all.)

05-04-2011, 04:23 PM
Well I was going to start a yoga class but they cancelled the one where I take Pilates. So I guess my goals are walking 3 times a week, which I haven't been doing because it was rained almost every single day for like a month. Pilates 2 times a week. I'd love to see the 140s by June but as long as I maintain and get stronger I will be okay with staying where I am, I guess....

05-04-2011, 11:13 PM
Hello! I am new to the board and fairly new to my new eating plan. Started on April 1. I have set a goal for May of losing 15 pounds. I haven't set any other goals at this point as staying OP to lose my 15 pounds will be enough for now. =)

05-04-2011, 11:42 PM
Hi Everyone!

My May Goals:

-Be binge free for 1 month
-Reach 140's (hopefully 146-148 by the end)
-Go to the gym every day
-Count calories and stay under 1200
-Drink more water (aim for 64 oz every day)

05-05-2011, 02:50 AM
May Goals:

1. Pilates lesson 3x week. I bought an additional 10 private lessons on Monday. Once I build strength, I'm switching to group/private combos.
2. 50 Crunches on my exercise ball 2x week.
3. 1300-1400 calories 5 days/week and 1700 calories 2 days/week. Hopefully this will move me off my 4 week plateau (I was soooo perfect and nothing happened - and I got soooo bummed!!) so that I hit the 160/159 mark. I have been at 1700/day for 4 days to get my metabolism back up.
4. Cardio/hike/jog 6 times per week. I have been doing awesome on my cardio, sometimes 2 hours per day. I will keep this up for May because it feels great, makes me happy/alive, and my husband is so proud of me.
5. Weigh myself 1 or 2x per week max. The daily weigh in was too all-consuming for me. Too many mornings were ruined when the scale didn't budge or was a tiny bit up.

Goal Caveat: I took my measurements yesterday and I was 40 bust, 29 waist and 40.5 hips. If the scale doesn't move down, I'll gladly accept my measurements shrinking in exchange.

Good luck to you this month, ladies!!

05-05-2011, 02:57 AM
I forgot to mention that I met all my April goals (yea!!) except for the weight loss...but I swear it wasn't my fault because I was so good and so active...damn metabolism. Posting these goals really helped clarify my commitment. This is a good 1x per month check-in/focus.

05-09-2011, 12:14 PM
I am new to the boards, but here are my May goals:

1. Drop to 170's. At 180 I will not longer be considered obese! Yeah! At that point I will simply be overweight.
2. Exercise daily while continuing to count all calories daily.
3. Finish my 4 week session on Biggest Loser for Wii.

05-09-2011, 12:20 PM
I want to play! For May I want to do 21 hours of cardio! I would like to lose 8 pounds taking me to 184.

05-10-2011, 11:13 AM
How did everyone do for week 1?

-I took 3 walks and 2 bike rides for the week, so that's right on target.
-Kept tracking my calories, even on my 2 back-to-back high days, where I would have rather left some stuff out. :D
-I didn't have a weight goal, but I'm down 2 lbs. for the month so far. I'll take it. :)

05-11-2011, 01:04 PM
I haven't been to the gym much, but only because it's finally been beautiful enough to play outside!!! I'm down 2.4 pounds for week 1.:D
Right on track!

05-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Okay, I'm down one pound from last week making me 189 and I am up to 7 hours cardio so far...

05-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Great thread.

1) I want to get out of the 220s
2) Calorie count
3) Get out of my 22s

05-31-2011, 11:31 AM
Well, today's the last day of May. How'd we do?

My goals were to keep tracking calories, and walk 3x per week with a longer bike ride or hike on weekends. I did pretty well most of the month. I tracked for all but the 5 days I traveled. My exercise fell apart last week, with bad weather and getting ready to go out of town which always stresses me out. Back at it this week! I didn't have a weightloss goal, but I'm down 3.8 lbs. for the month. Nothing spectacular, but down is down.

05-31-2011, 03:19 PM
I'm down 7 pounds for May, broke through to onederland and finally got out of my size 20's- so I'm pretty happy with the month. ;)
I kept on plan and journaled my nutrition/ calories. No sneaking bites.
Here's to June!