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




quix
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.


zoodoo613
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.

Demona
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:


ShanIAm
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.

Peaches5577
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!

Blinky963
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.;)

SisiLeah
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.

SisiLeah
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.

txladymedic
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.)

Jelma
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....

Kheva74
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. =)

Beila
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)

StephInLA
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!!

StephInLA
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.

lad143
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.

Skullarix
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.

zoodoo613
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. :)

Blinky963
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!

Skullarix
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...

seabiscuit
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

zoodoo613
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.

Blinky963
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!