One thing I have trouble with is setting OBTAINABLE goals come new year. People make this mistake pretty often - making resolutions like “I want to lose weight!” “I want to eat healthy!” Without specifics, you’ll most certainly fail. Without a clear goal, it’s hard to make progress. That’s why I really thought long and hard about my goals this year. Not only what I wanted to accomplish, but how.
My goals for the year are as follows:
1. Log all activity on MFP/Fitbit including food, activity, and sleep.
2. Get in 50,000 steps a week (and wear my fitbit every day!)
3. Eat clean 80% of the time - 10/14 meals (since I don’t often eat breakfast)
4. Drink tea, limit soda to once a day
5. Drink alcohol less than two days a week
6. Try yoga at my gym
7. Actually finish Couch25k
8. Do something active every day - even if it’s just walking the dog
9. This one is lofty- but I’d like to cut my body fat percentage by 10%.
10. And weight is just a number - but I’d like mine to be back in the 130s.
What are your year goals?
PS - it was probably an impulse emotional buy, but I’ve been LOVING ab cuts pre-workout drink so much that I jumped on some other supplements today from GNC. They’ve got 25% off online today only and it stacked with a BOGO and my gold member discount so I got them for like $50.
I’m actually not taking anything right now. I was on the Be Hot and actually felt like it was doing some good, but ran out and wanted to try something new. I’ll be taking the thermo on days I don’t wake up and do the cardio blast drink and I’ve heard good things about the dreamweaver, which I wanted for sleeping purposes. Any fat burning that happens beyond that is just a bonus!
So you know, at least one good thing happened today.
Just a quick chat to get some feelings out of me that are negative. I’m just feeling INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATED because my weight isn’t. budging. It seems like every time I’ve done this before I’ve started working out, dropped an easy five pounds, and then started eating healthy and settled down in the low 130s naturally. Now I feel like my workouts are kicking my butt and my eating is pretty terrible and nothing is going anywhere.
Day after day after day. 141. Nothing moves, nothing changes. I do cardio sculpt 2 days a week, I run 2 days a week, I eat clean on week days as much as possible, and the scale rewards me with a five pound gain after a beer on the weekend.
I mean, at what point do you just give up and say, “Whatever, this is my life and my body now.” At what point am I like, “Hey, I’m 29. I guess my metabolism is just like this now and I can never eat pizza again so I might as well drown my sorrows in a burger and a whole bottle of wine.”
Just feeling kind of down. According to the numbers and effort I should be at least comfortably 137ish right now and not struggling to drop ONE POUND.
PS CALORIES IN VS CALORIES OUT IS COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT. #themoreyouknow
Anyone ever just feel like the work they do goes to waste?
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