Kicking it Up a Notch

It’s exactly 4 weeks from today I will find myself on a beach in Cancun, Mexico. This both thrills me and terrifies me.

In case you guys don’t know, my original weight loss goal was supposed to be completed by April 1, 2014. Who’s the fool now 😦 ?

Just kidding, I’m not beating myself up about it. When I originally concocted my weight loss goals, I set up mini goals for myself along the way…a good tip I got from another weight loss blogger. Well BEFORE I learned my lessons the hard way, I made this Mexico trip to be my ultimate goal/deadline for my weight loss. Back in August I did the math for healthy weight loss (2lbs of fat lost per week) and I should have hit my goal by the end of January. Well It’s March 17th now and I’m definitely only halfway to the original goal.

And you know what? I’m kind of glad for that.

See my ultimate goal was a bikini, and then eat what I want in Mexico. I did want to lose weight the healthy way…the problem is that I didn’t think it was going to be this hard (or take this long!). Now Mexico has become a mini goal…which really is probably for the better. I’ve now re-evaluated my goals and I am shooting for this coming August, which makes for a year! Twice as long as I hoped for.

HOWEVER…with 1 month to go, I’m not going to make this last ditch chance to drop as much fat and tone up as much as possible with that time left to spare.

My goals are a little more extreme this month than the small challenge I did last month, this does not mean all my foods will be clean, but here it goes:

+ meat proteins will predominantly be lean: chicken, turkey, fish, whey powder, cheeses, and venison!
+ red meat only once per week
+ limit rice or breads, only starchy vegetables, veggies, fruits, quinoa
+ no alcohol
+ popcorn only once per week (instead of every other night…Cory)

+ CARDIO: At LEAST 30-40 minutes 6 days/week of interval cardio. Not breaking any distance records here..just hard and fast for the first 20-25 minutes, then lighter cardio to finish.
+ WEIGHTS: It’s been a solid 6 weeks I’ve been lifting 3 days/week at 3 sets 10 reps…my sets will stay the same, but weight is going to increase a little, and going to 6 reps for all sets. Helloooo muscles.

REWARD: Hmmm…a nice maxi dress for Mexico would be nice πŸ™‚

Have a great Wednesday!



2 responses to “Kicking it Up a Notch

  1. For some reason I don’t set weight loss goals – rather my goals are to fit back in to my former athletic body clothes (for example my old skinny jeans, i’m dying to fit back into those again!)

    • yes I am SLOWLY but surely becoming less and less concerned about the scale or measurements. I only based weight-goals in the beginning because I known how much I have weighed when I am at my fittest (162 lbs!) ….BUT that was only on cardio and bodyweight exercises. I have never weightlifted regularly (3x week) until now…so I think knowing that, it is becoming less important as time goes on.

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