Thursday, January 6, 2011

Everybody's doing it...

So it's that day of the week, AND that time of year. I'm talking about when we discuss our goals/progess with the battle to turn muffin tops to skinny jeans (even though I actually canNOT get on the skinny jean bandwagon and will stick with my bootcuts, thank you very much).

This week Shortmama asks us about our health goals for 2011. What we'd like to achieve and how we are going to get there.

I of course want to lose weight, as well as get healthier. I have lost a significant amount of weight in the past. I loved how empowered I felt, and how I enjoyed every aspect of life so much more. Sadly, I was struck with a horrible case of bronchitis, which Cowgirl then caught which developed into a 5 day hospital stay for her with viral pneumonia, followed by the shocking death of a young family member, then the holidays, then my pregnancy with Monkey! I'm not looking for sympathy, or to make excuses. Just wanting to illustrate how easily life can derail you, even when you're on a great role. This time I plan to not let life derail me, no matter what it throws my way!

Here are some goals/steps I am putting into place this year!

I would like to get back to running daily. I have a sweet friend K who has committed to start working toward this goal with me starting Monday. She is much younger and skinner than me - but she has Asthma - so maybe that will put her a little more on my level! Hehe.

We will start out walking, and then run short intervals, gradually increasing the time spent running, and decreasing the time spent walking. Hopefully within a few months we'll be running the whole time!

We have decided a great way to motivate ourselves is to look for a 5K in the area and register - once you've paid for something, you're a lot more motivated to train for it!!

I also have decided to go back to my previous Dr. Pepper policy (you know how I love my DP), No DP while I'm at home, or just running errands. I'll only allow myself if I am out to dinner, or a similar special occasion. There's no way I'm giving it up completely though!

Now I have told you before that I am motivated by vanity as much as (more than) health. I love clothes. I love cute clothes. Cute clothes lose their cuteness when they are in my size. Weird how that happens.

I also love soccer. ReAL Salt Lake soccer to be specific. Soccer season starts in March, and continues late into the fall. I have mentioned my obsession with creating sets on Polyvore before. I combined my love of RSL soccer, and cute clothes and came up with this set. I WANT to wear this to a game! I won't look good in it by March, but I sure would love to wear it to a game by the end of summer! What do you think? Isn't it sooooo freakin' sporty and cute?




I know that's sort of a lame, shallow goal. But sometimes I am lame, and shallow. Just sayin'.

What are your goals? I'll be sharing my progress along the way...no more slacking off on THIS or my blogging anymore! Hope your 2011 is great so far!

13 comments:

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I wish you much success...sounds like you have the determination. I loved the outfit your posted. It would be cute on a sassy momma such as yourself....and my motto on losing weight...is whatever it takes to motivate you.

Sare said...

You would look AWESOME in that!!! I can't wait to see it!!!

Shawn said...

I'm sure you will totally rock that adorable, sassy and sporty outfit!

Rachelle said...

I'm motivated my clothing too. It might be shallow, but if it works, it WORKS!

Greatest of luck to you!

MiMi said...

The most fun I had ever was picking out my dream outfit! You can do it!

Mayet said...

I would really, really want to lose this post pregnancy belly fat;) I plan to walk around our neighborhood and I think having a buddy is a good idea.

IndyGo Wylde said...

I will help kick you in the butt if needed. I am on a pretty serious diet/exercise regimen starting Sunday. You can see all the details on my facebook page, and I will both blog and facebook my progress for the world to see. Once I get through that initial 8 weeks, it's back on the Weight Watchers program for me. I will get skinny faster than you I bet! Skating has done wonderful things for my derriere!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

"Cute clothes lose their cuteness...." True dat. I know it too well!!! ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Girl, I feel ya! Those pregnancy pounds are HARD to get off!! I started my intervals this morning on the treadmill and I'm sure I won't be able to walk tomorrow! UGH! Xazmin, have you tried on skinny jeans? I loooove my skinny jeans! Skinny jeans and boots and a long top - oh so cute and hides a multitude of muffin top. I know what ya mean about clothes losing their cuteness too. I HATE that!

Mayet said...

here to visit you again!

shortmama said...

So glad to see you around!! Clothes as a goal is never vain...I say this as someone who is equally as motivated by cute clothes!

Vivienne said...

It's an adorable outfit! I don't think it's shallow or lame... it's a catalyst. You'll look great. Good luck with your exercise regimen. You can do it!

Sami said...

I think I need to adopt your DP philosophy. I shudder to think about doing it, but if you can do it, I can do it, right?