Saturday, January 8, 2011

Resolutions, Goals and Dreams

Well, I know New Year's Day was a few days ago, but I am setting my goals in motion now. I don't call my aspirations "New Year's Resolutions" because that always brings on an instant thought of failure. So many people (present company included) break their resolutions. Therefore, I will call mine a goal! I have a desired result in mind!

Now I know that every woman in America has a weight loss resolution or goal. I do think it is a little cheesy, but it is my goal too. I have officially lost all but 1 lb of my pregnancy weight. I can fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, including jeans. I am proud of this, but I did nothing to get this way. Breastfeeding has been the only thing that has brought the weight off of me.

Unfortunately, I still don't like the way I look or my "health" level right now. I am not satisfied with myself at this point. Not an unhealthy body image thing, just want to be healthier. I am already obsessed with food health and organics, but I need to go a little further in my health venture. In order to do this, I must go BOLD!!!

In doing this, I must keep in mind my bone structure, height, health of my baby and health of my family. I cannot let those things falter, but I can get healthier myself. So here it goes:

Current weight: 175lbs
Goal weight: 160 lbs
Current exercise: sitting up in the morning to get out of bed, constantly creating motion for a 15-16 lb child, walking through the grocery store
Goal exercise: 5 mile run (without having an asthma attack - yes I actually have asthma), strength training on a more frequent basis such as twice per week

So, now that the holidays are over and I have officially announced my weight to the world...I think I'll get started so that I can come back and announce a lower weight a little more proudly.

PS: If any of you ladies want to join me in this endeavor...please feel free to comment. You must be just as bold, though. No fad diets, no starving yourself...just a healthier lifestyle!!!

Happy New Year!!

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