I was asked to come up with some long term and short term goals. I have thought about this all week and am still having difficulty with it. Why? I am not sure. I guess I think I know what my goals are but why do I want achieve them is the bigger question.
Long term Goals:
1. My legs to be smoother and tighter
Why? Every since I have embarked on this weight loss journey I have not been happy with them. I want to wear shorts with confidence I would even like to where those nice short shorts that you see the fitness models wearing. I think I would feel so much more confident and know that I have finally arrived!
2. My arms and shoulders to have more definition.
why? Honestly I love the look. To be able to where short sleeve shirt or even tanks to be able to show the "world" that I take my fitness very seriously would be so great! To have a body that shows from the outside that I truly care about myself would make me feel so damn good and walk taller and prouder.
3. My booty to be more rounded and lifted
Why? Who wants a granny butt? You know what I am talking about.. That flat butt with no shape that is just kind of there. I think it would help me look better in shorts and a bathing suit. Also look great in a nice pair of fitted jeans.
4. To maintain my "dream" body for life
why? I know having a healthy, lean and strong body will serve me well in the years to come. I want to have the energy and to be physically able to enjoy the years to come with my family and hopefully grandchildren some day. I do not want to be a burden on my family as I age. I want to age with grace.
Short Term Goals:
1. Each 5-6 small meals no longer than 2 1/2 to 3 hours a part
2. Drink a gallon of water each day
3. Do 45 minutes of cardio 3-5 times a week
4. Drink my "dirty" water 3 times a day
5. Stick to my eating plan given to me by Tony
6. Do my weight training as prescribed by Tony
7. Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep each night
8. Plan and pack my food for the week on Sundays (make the week SO much easier)
Oh that feels so good to finally get this done. I guess I struggled with it because I wanted it to be perfect that I wanted to have the "right" reason for wanting these goals. Truthfully I wanted to look and feel proud of my body. For me at this moment it is about all how I look, is that a good thing? Or a arrogant thing to say? I am not sure but that is my truth right now. I am 45 years old and once a very obese person and to have come this far in my journey and almost to the finish line is so empowering. I wish everyone could feel it! You have it inside you! It take discipline, consistency, dedication, commitment and patience but it is obtainable. Also don't forget surrounding with you wonderful people who support and encourage you every step of the way? So what are you waiting for? Do you have your goals written on paper? Do you know what they are and why you want them? I would love to hear your goals! Lets make 2010 the start of something "GRAND"