Fitness Goals–Resolutions, Chaos, & Muscle Definition
Yesterday, I went back and looked at my 2012 goals (aka “New Years Resolutions.”)
Well, I sort of forgot about them. Not really, but only two of them really cross my mind lately. That is a little sad. But here’s the list… and as of September, here’s the progress:
1. Lose 20 pounds.
This one gets a half check. I have lost about 9 solid lbs since the beginning of the year. I say ‘solid’ since it seems like I fluctuate about 5 lbs daily, the 9 lbs has been gone long enough for me to consider it a solid weight loss.
2. Drink 120 ounces of water per day.
Check! This is the only goal I can say I have 100% achieved. I have been drinking 120-130 oz per day. Boom!
This is what 120-130 ounces of water looks like, about 8 standard (16oz) water bottles – that’s really not a lot!
(PS – for all you greenies, I typically drink mine from a water cooler with a reusable water bottle, not a bunch of plastic bottles, so don’t get your panties in a wad)
3. Get into running and run a 5k by the end of the year.
Honestly, this probably isnt going to happen. I just havent had an interest in running. At all really. And I have been focusing on other fitness goals instead. Maybe this one can roll over to next year and we will try again then.
4. Be more organized.
This one is another half check. I have definitely gotten some of my shit together since the beginning of the year. I keep my truck neat and tidy (probably since we got a new one in April), and I have a nice home for all of my stuff around the house…..Besides one shameful thing. We desperately need a desk at home. Between both of our work and our everyday stuff, it has overtaken a part of my kitchen counter.
See? Chaos. Paperwork, nail file, tape measure, calculator, magazines, sunglasses, hats… and yes, that is a foam finger.
This one is still a work in progress.
Anyway, on to the fun stuff….
So like I said, I have been focusing on other fitness goals instead.
Since my training focuses a lot of strength training [it is actually “functional training” and focuses on everything, but we do a lot of strength movements] I have grown to love things I used to hate.
Once upon a time when I went to the gym regularly (when we lived in Alaska) I was a cardio queen. I made myself do the weight machines but I sort of dreaded it. I was so much more into cardio and had this notion that cardio is what burns the fat off (well, it does) so that’s what I did.
Well, as any seasoned fitness buff knows (<—- I am definitely NOT one of these, by the way, but have just learned this) muscle helps burn fat, so I made myself do it.
Well, I was half ass doing it. I realize that now.
So, once I started with my group training last November, I have learned to love free-weights, kettle bells, and other miscellaneous equipment (okay, bosu ball, I like you too). I have seen my body change and react more-so than the cardio (and half assed strength training) I once did.
Soon, I came to love this new way of doing things and the variety it offered more than I ever liked the treadmill, elliptical, and stair stepper.
Point of all this being – I have some new fitness goals. They involve toning.
I want abs.
I’m not one for self portraits in the mirror, but I just have to show you what I’m working with now. Not bad, my stomach is sorta flatt(ish) but not defined. I want defined.
Now in January, it wasn’t really even flat. So, progress is being made.
(PS – don’t mind my pajama’s. Right when I got home from training last night I changed into them, that’s how I roll)
I also want defined arms….
I have a little bit of wing going on, but I’m okay with that…for now.
See that tiny bit of definition in my bicep? That wasn’t there 6 months ago. It’s something.
I feel that if my workouts werent so scarce this summer, I would be closer to these goals – but life happens, and that is what crappy winter is for right?
So tell me:
- What are one or two of your specific fitness goals right now?
- How much water have you been drinking?
- How is the progress on your 2012 resolutions/goals coming along?