Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My First Set of Goals

 Goal #1: Work out every day, for 30 days.  
I'm 2 days into the 30 Day Shred. My goal is not to skip a single day, so that if I do miss one here or there (because life happens) I'll still be working out at least 6 days a week. 

Goal #2: Cut down on sweets.
I'm a slave to my sweet tooth.  I know myself well enough to know that if I completely eliminate sweets from my diet, that I'll cave and binge periodically.  So, for the duration of my Shred, I'll be limiting myself to one small serving of sweets daily.

Goal #3: Make healthier meal choices.
More fresh fruits and veggies, fewer fried and processed foods.

Goal #4: Lose 1" from my waist by the end of the Shred.
I don't care about pounds, because they're misleading.  I want to lose the flab, and gain muscle tone.  I'll simply be using my waist measurement to quantify my progress.

I'm going to check and post my progress weekly.  At the end of the 30 Days, I'll re-assess and post new goals.  Along the way, I'll be posting other little helpful things, like healthy recipes that I've tried and funny and encouraging pictures to help keep us going.  What are your health goals?


  1. I am curious, what was your pre-baby waist?

    1. I have no idea about my waist measurement, but I can tell you that the year before I got pregnant with Elora was the heaviest I've ever been. I was wearing size 7 or 9 jeans, and buying med or large shirts. I'll find and post some pics from that year later.

    2. I never knew you went through a "heavier" stage! That's somewhat comforting :) lol sorry! I just can't help but feel frustrated that I've lost 40lbs and I'm still overweight. Granted, I was much bigger and I recognize my accomplishments, it is just annoying. I'm angry for being fed lies about fat. I'm angry that I dealt with arthritis for so many years and had surgery when it was grains causing the problem. I'm angry that I made my weight worse by staying away from animal products and turning to grains that I assumed were good for me. I'm incredibly mad that we are fed lies about nutrition and fat people are made to feel like they just don't have enough control. The list of why I am mad goes on and on, but I need to get over it. I've found the solution and several other family members have also! My stepdad has lost 70lbs, my cousin lost 65lbs, my mom has last 35lbs, Neal is gaining muscle for the first time in his life, and my brother just joined us!

      A friend who lost 80lbs told me that she went through an angry stage also, but it passed.

    3. Here are links to a couple pics from that time:



      I was never fat, but you can see in these pictures how full my face was. There's one picture in particular that I was looking for, but apparently didn't post. Brandon and I saw it recently, and at first neither of us recognized that it was me in the picture. If I find it, I'll share.

  2. i like it! i feel the same way! now i just have to be able to set sophia down long enough to join you!

    1. Each Shred workout is only 20 mintutes! If you can snag about 30 minutes while she's sleeping you can get a workout in!!


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