Hey all, so I’ve been back on track and actually training a couple other people now. It’s been awesome. I’m finding that helping others get started on their goals has actually been more motivating than just thinking about my own goals.
This last week I turned 30 years old, that was a huge motivation for me too. I really don’t care about getting older, I’ve never feared it at all. You can’t deny that 30 isn’t a huge milestone. I wanted to know that I was looking and feeling my best for when I crossed this point in my life. I think I achieved that goal. I had my body fat assessed again this morning and I’m down a lean 14.8% body fat.
My original goal was to be 115 pounds and 14% body fat.
I’m now 140 pounds and 14.8% body fat.
Which is making me realize that 115 pounds is not an achievable goal. At my current body composition 119 pounds of me already is lean mass (muscle, bone, organs, etc). So now I’m reassessing my goals. I’m thinking 130 is more achievable, though it may also may be too small. Since this really can be broken down to a science, I’ll have to take out my calculator and figure out what is a healthy goal for myself since I promised myself I wouldn’t go under 13% body fat.
So I’m feeling really proud of myself. Today I did a chest and tricep workout and it was one of those workouts where you know you just pushed a little extra harder, afterwards my arms were shaking (I love that).
Also I trained my sister who asked me to start training her. Today was her first session and I could tell that she was giving it all she had, so I was really proud of her.
I love that others are starting to want to get healthier in my family, it’s all about passing it forward and leading by example!!
So it’s late Friday night and I’m reflecting on this week while watching a movie, eating my pumpkin protein bars and sipping tea.
This week I’ve been feeling weaker than usual and ‘fatter’ than usual too. These are horrible thoughts. When I have these thoughts, as I’m sure I’m not alone with I have to remember to turn these thoughts into positive ones.
So here are my positive thoughts:
- I know exactly what to do, I’ve done it before and I just have to do it again
- I have a plan, now I just need to stick to it
- even though I had a minor slip up these last few weeks, a few weeks is nothing in the big picture and so long as I learn and move on than my mistakes do not matter
- relate to the last point, mistakes just mean you’re trying!
Stick to it!!
So that’s it. Tomorrow I’m going to reasses myself and see where I really am so I know how far I am from my goals. Let’s make this an awesome week!
So it’s been way too long. I disappeared for a while because I started a new job that required a lot of traveling. I have to say I’ve been doing my best to stick to my diet and workout plan, but alas it went down the tubes a bit…… I know my priorities though and I quit that job. I’ve got a new one that I’m starting next week. So excited because the hours are perfect and I should also be able to start training too!! I’m looking into certification courses and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
As for how I am doing, I’m great. This week I’ve been so good on track, I lost 2 pounds, and did the combat class at Goodlife with a friend which was amazing, my eyelids were even sweating!
Also I’ve been trying more recipes, so I’ll have to share some new recipes soon!!!