I’ve been working out for four weeks now but I haven’t worked on my goals yet. I don’t want to continue without pinning it down and writing it so that I always have something to go back to. I had a chat with my coach the other day about setting my goals and he advised me not to focus on the weight loss but on real goals such as live longer for my family and such. The weight loss should just be a bonus. Just yesterday when I was telling him how I felt much better and can move easier, he said I should think about how my internal organs are also improving. Honestly, I haven’t even started to think that far, but he’s right.
Before I set my goals, here are my stats on Feb. 7, 2014. I’m including the normal ranges for my height just for comparison.
|Weight:||234.8 lbs||106.5 – 144 lbs|
|BMI:||40.3||18.5 – 25|
|% Body Fat:||50.8||18 – 28|
|Visceral Fat||18 (high)|
Looking at these numbers, it is absolutely scary how huge and unhealthy I’ve become but I’m posting these so that I can see my reality and never forget how much I have treated myself badly in the last 19 years.
- To live a longer, healthier and fuller life
- To enjoy my family time better
- To move faster, run and dance freely, unhindered by my size
- To be a testimony of victory bringing back all the glory to God our Father
Target weight: 125 lbs
- To lose 110 lbs in 55 weeks (based on a safe weight loss of 2 lbs per week)
- To reach the normal ranges for my BMI, % Body Fat and visceral fat
- To be healed of my asthma
- Improve my overall cardiovascular health (Cardio Day with my coach scares me. My first cardio day had me panting for breath so hard I showed symptoms of hypoglycemia – nausea, dizziness, almost passing out. I don’t want to be slayed by Cardio Day anymore.)
- To eat healthy or clean by learning healthy cooking and making good choices in the food we consume
- To reduce our doctor visits and medicine intake
- Run a 10K marathon with my blogger friend, Mama Cheryl, when she comes home from the USA. (still have to ask her when this is, but most likely next year)
- To develop physical strength, stamina and flexibility
Here comes the fun part which I’m naming my Vanity Goals because these are purely for vanity.
- To cross my legs from the knees – you may think that this is a strange goal, but for people like me who have large thighs, it’s very hard to cross our legs like slim women do. I can only cross my ankles, and that’s a bummer.
- To shop for fabulous outfits in the regular sized section. I created this set via Polyvore and admittedly these are sexier than I can manage, but just imagine these showing a little less skin.
- I want to wear high heels again. This may not be a big deal to others, but being heavy has forced me to wear flats, chunky-heeled shoes and sandals. I’ve broken a number of heels in the past because of my weight. LOL!
I’d like to end this post with a graphic that my friend and accountability partner, Cheryl, shared with me on Facebook,
It’s not a matter of IF I will reach my goal, but only WHEN.
This is a promise to myself that I will stay on this course until I reach my goal, by God’s grace. How about you, my friend, have you created your own health, fitness and vanity goals? Comment and share your goals so we can spur each other on.