So here it goes with an introduction to my other Fit Club members.
|Picture from NYE this year|
Every year I make the same standard resolutions to work out more, and eat healthier. This year, I want to get a little more realistic and a little more specific with my goals. I was pretty consistent with working out more in 2011, but I also realized that if I want real results, I might need to make a few more changes. Hence goal #1:
Follow the 80/20 Rule
Let's be real, I'm not going to completely cut out Mexican food or bagels any time soon. That's the beauty of the 80/20 rule, 20% of the time I can give into my cravings. But the other 80% of the time, I want to start making some changes to my diet. I want to eat more of these things:
And less of these things:
I want to switch that Friday donut breakfast (yes, we get free donuts at work on Fridays. That's gonna be rough), for a healthier yogurt. Have some cottage cheese for a snack instead of a bag of chips. I know my metabolism is only going to slow down with time, so I want to start making these changes sooner rather than later.
Get to the gym 3-4 times a week
Ideally, I'd like for this number to be 4-5. But like I said, I want to keep these goals realistic. I know that there are some weeks that I can only get to the gym 3 times, and others that I get there 5 times. So as long as I get there as often as I can (the bare minimum being 3 times) and get in a solid work out each time, I know I will see a difference.
Lose 5 pounds, and keep it off
Again, I really would like for this number to be 10. Maybe even more. But I'm keeping things realistic here. As the weeks go by, you can be sure that I will keep you posted on my progress. If I do as well as I hope to do, that number will definitely be more than 5. And finally, the most important goal:
Be happy with my body
Believe me, this year I am serious about making some progress in various areas of my life. I plan on making these changes, and enjoying the results. But I also want to realize that even at my current weight, I am happy, healthy and beautiful. Body image is something that so many people struggle with, myself included. So this year, I want to do my best to rise above this. I want to work hard to keep up with these goals, but also appreciate the body that God has blessed me with.
2012, bring it on!