Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fitness Goals

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to say thanks for the suggestions on giveaways! I will think it out, plan it and probably try to have it set up and running in a week or two. Have to decide on item and get it first! LOL SO, make sure you keep an eye out for that post so that you can enter to win something cool! Now, on to today's post...

One of my major goals for this year is to get in shape. I have mentioned that here before but I want to lay out a few of my goals and plans. Writing them down should, hopefully, help keep my accountable.

#1 - Wii Fit! We got a Wii with Wii Fit for Christmas. Jenna and I used it every day for more than a week. And then I crapped out and have gone a few days without any exercise. My goal is to do the Wii Fit every day for at least 30 minutes.

#2 - Yoga. In addition to the Yoga on the Wii Fit, I really want tto start a daily yoga program. I really need the quiet time. So, my goal for this is to get up about 30 minutes early each day and try to get some yoga in before the kids get up.

#3 - I got new shoes! Sketchers Shape Ups to be exact. Here is a picture of the pretty pretty shoes:

These shoes are supposed to help with posture, toneing and weight loss. They were a gift from my MIL. As of right now, I am only supposed to walk int hem for 25-45 minutes each day. That is for the first few weeks to get used to the way they feel and make your body feel. Then it is no holds barred. Once I have worn them for a bit I will review them so y'all can know how they work! So far, I really like them. They almost force your body to hold correct posture.

#4 - Water. Lots of it. My doctor told me that in order to avoid dehydration and help with weight loss I really needed to be drinking 1 ounce of water for each 2 pounds that I weigh. Well, damn. I have been drinking nowhere near that amount! I need to be drinking at least 110 ounces of water a day for right now (Yes, I am fat. That's why I want to get fit!) and that is a little less than a gallon of water a day. Wow. So, my goal is to work my way up to a gallon of water each day before 5 PM. That way I will not be up peeing all night long! Think I can do it?

#5 - Weight loss. I really would love to lose a lot of weight. My ultimate goal is to be about 135 pounds. But, I would settle for 150. After three kids, I don't know if my body will get back down to where it should be without a major struggle. For right now, my goal is to drop a pound a week. And keep it off. If I can do that then I will be a happy camper!

So. I will be trying my darndest to stick to these goals and update my progress on this blog weekly. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed..... Any suggestions on other fitness goals or how to stick to these?


FeliciaE said...

Good luck on your journey to get fit. I am right there with you sans Wii and the Wii Fit.

The water gets easier over time, the more you drink it the more you will want it. Headaches go away, muscles don't get as sore from a workout because they are hydrated AND after the firts week or so the constent running to the bathroom from all the water slowly decreases!

Good luck and keep us updated!

Lesley said...

Looking forward to your shoe review! I have TERRIBLE posture. I'm a sloucher...sigh...most people would naturally sit up straighter when talking about posture. Not me, I'm still slumped over.

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

I'm totally laughing as I, like Lesley, was about to excitedly cheer for the shoe review and realized that as I read her comment that I too am slumped over the edge of the couch!

I'm aiming for the rest of my juice fast over the next week and then moving toward more raw/minimally processed foods. and weight watchers with my husband.

and I signed up for a yoga workshop this weekend. between that and the nordic track that's been functioning as an excelent storage unit my fitness plan is moving forward!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

We got a Wii Fit too! I have a post waiting to come out about it, More like Wii Not Fit!

I lost 60 pounds twice and all I did was eat less of everything. If I got hungry during the day i ate 2 saltines. to get me to the next meal.

At first your stomach will feel hungry, but then it will take less and less food to make you hungry.

Those diets don't work - who isn't going to eat bread? C'mon!

And I used to drink a full glass of water before I ate to make me feel fuller. It worked.

Exercise helps too, but I am not a go-to-the-gym type, more like a walk around the mall, park farther away type. I am not fond of sweating in general :-)

Good luck!!