Alright, I have researched and looked and searched and organized and.. and.. and.. Came up with some realistic ideas about what I'd be willing to do or not.
South Beach Diet
- Can't do. I simply don't have the means to do so much prep work and cooking in my current living arrangement.
Body for Life
- Very close to doing this one, but I peeked at the book and it read like an infomercial.
- I've done this before and it worked wonders for me. Pros, great if you are stuck with fast food lunches. Cons, I am sick of fast food lunches.
Old Fashioned Do it Yourself
- I think this is what I am going for. I found this website that lets me track my meals, and my fitness each day. I am going to aim for 1200-1400 calories a day, and try to limit my fat to under 30g. I did this for a week once, and found it wasn't SO awful. Just takes planning and work.
-I bought new inline skates today at lunch. I get an hour lunchbreak at work. That's enough to get in 30 minutes of aerobic skating EVERY day without cutting into my 'me' time. I also have the luxury of working in a building attached to a warehouse, so can technically skate even in the winter or during rain.
-The 8 Minute Solution. This plan works without gym pieces or dumbells or anything. And better yet, if I am running late and get to work, I can do a good number of the moves in my own office.
-Bally's. I have a membership I pay for, gonna start using it. Even if it's just for the precor machine which I really like! Also want to take a Kwando class.
-Start running. I really want to get into better cardio shape and improve my endurance.
So, the eating and at least two of the exercise goals I can start right away! I am good at drinking water, drinking no less than 50-60oz a day, going to try to up that to 80oz.
My starting weight is 188. It took me four years to put this weight on. I am going to stop thinking that I can drop it in a week. (Not that I ever really did, but I like things to come to pass quickly, not very patient.) My goals and my rewards are as follows.
Short Term: 2 weeks
Going to have increased my activity level to at least 3x a week. Cut sugary, fatty snacks outta the picture! POOF!
Going to feel an increase in energy and mood from putting myself on the right track.
Going to lose 4 lbs.
Goal for Oct (Cruise)
Going to have settled into a more healthy lifestyle.
Going to be able to walk a mile in 12 minutes.
Big one -> Going to be 18lbs less! (10%)
A massage on the cruise - maybe by some really toned hot guy! *LOL*
Goal for Christmas
Be well on my way to becoming a 'health nerd'.
Be ready to ask for size 10-12 clothes. (Currently hovering at 16-18)
Be able to walk a mile in 9-10 minutes (Jog?)
Big one -> Going to be a total of 40lbs lower in weight. (21% - and 2/3 of my way to goal)
Sign myself up for horseback riding lessons.
9month Goal (36weeks @ 2lbs lost per week to total 72 lbs)
Goal Weight : 130lbs Fit. Toned. Full of life and energy.
A husband! (No Just kidding, hee) A week long trail ride in Wyoming with Hidden Trails Co. to ride alongside the wild mustangs. After which will follow, by necessity, a full massage, focusing on my sore saddle!
Alright, now that I have them all listed, does it seem reasonable? I know that 2lbs per week is safe, and giving myself 36 weeks seems like I am not trying to rush it. It's on paper, I can look at it and remind myself whenever I feel week willed, - all I gotta do, is DO IT!
Woo! Feeling motivated!