It's been 4 months since the birth of baby number 2 and my little girl is growing healthy and wonderful. Even before she was born I was plotting my route, not back to my pre-baby body, but to the body I've wanted for years.
Now when I say "the body I want" it is not as simple as wanting to lose X number of pounds - oh no - I want to shape my body with muscle. This is a journey that I have started and stopped for years for a number of reasons. The most honest, I think, is that I didn't have the right mindset.
I've grown as a person a lot over the years (as I hope to continue to grow) and I've learned a lot about myself. It is time for me to bring these lessons into play and truly work on things I want to change.
So why am I writing this out for the world to see? In part, I feel the need to write about what is running through my head. In part, I want it to be part of the process and help me hold myself accountable. As of right now, I don't think I'll be writing every day but at least once a week.
End of October, 2013 I weighed 242.2 pounds
End of November, 2013 I weighed 237.2 pounds
End of December, 2013 I weighed 230 pounds
Right now, I will be tracking my weight but as I progress this tracking may stop.
I like running and miss being able to do it. I used to be able to run a 12:00 mile like I could do it forever. I'd like to be able to hit a 10:00 mile in the same fashion. So, I am making use of the Couch to 5k program. I've heard many good things and it seems a great way to start out.
Running Goal: 10:00 Mile
I have always had a special distaste in my life for push-ups. I suck at them. But I know how awesome push-ups are as an exercise. So, I don't want to suck at them. I want to be awesome at them. So, I've whipped out a handy-dandy training program thing that the Air Force put out. It's designed to help people pass their fitness exams in the push-up section.
Push-Up Goal: 25 in a row
Now as I stated above, I may not track my weight for the entirety of this adventure but for now I am. So even that has a goal.
Weight Goal: 165 pounds
All of these goals are prone to change and likely will. I want to improve my overall health and fitness and that is a journey and challenge that will last a lifetime. I want to continuously improve my entire life. So in that vein, I have non-fitness goals as well. Some will be easier to accomplish than others.
Finish Sudoku Book (easy-ish but keeps my mind happy)
Establish a consistent morning/evening routine (currently at semi-consistent)
Take my kids to three places they haven't been yet, in the local area (a great chance to explore)
Let's get this year going.