I was walking my 3 miles on my beloved trail with a friend who suddenly asked, So what is your goal?
The rest of the conversation went a little something like this:
Me: My goal is to be fly.
Friend: Ok, you might wanna go for something concrete and measurable.
Me: I just wanna be fly. I guess I should come up with a number, huh?
Friend: A measurable goal like a number. Like I wanna lose ## pounds . . . and to be fly.
I started to think about numbers. I really just had an idea about how I wanted to look and feel. The number was not set in stone. I wrote a few weeks back about weight loss being all mathematics and I had left off my numbers.
So, here goes. I will not disclose my weight just yet; however, I will disclose my goal. I strive to lose at least 2 lbs per week. I would like to lose a total of 80lbs from where I am now. That seems like so much but I am inspired by so many women who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise. With a measurable goal in tact, I will reach my ideal weight in nine months.
A co-worker had a digital scale and I would obsessively weigh myself every day. I do not recommend this. lol. Co-worker has moved on and took her scale with her. 🙁 My fitspiration (a person who inspires me to stay fit) suggested I reduce my weigh-ins to once per week. I have to get a replacement battery for my digital scale but this is a concrete doable goal.
I neglected to workout yesterday and did a quick ten minute walk during break in the parking lot. I got a horn honked at me in a good way lol. Now to stop traffic. That's my ultimate goal. . . and to be fly.
How about you? How do you define your fitness goals?
2 thoughts on “Measurable Concrete Results, Eh?”
Hey. Did my first workout Sunday. I am still sore. Hitting the gym for 8 hours every week. I have to sign up for the classes that I take there so that helps hold me accountable. 2 hrs 4 days a week. My goal is to lose 20 lbs in 3 months. I have to get my diet in check. Cook more and focus on eating to live and eating out of stress and emotions. I also have to close my ears when I pass Garrett popcorn and Giordonos pizza. Hitting the gym tomorrow.
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Having a ‘number’ is always great. I am getting good at keeping track of what I eat and ‘counting’ calories.
I use the cardiotrainer app on my phone to help track my workouts. I def will start the weight training tho. I get so motivated by these pics of women totally transforming their bodies. Weights play a big role in that.
Can’t wait to put some befors and afters up.