Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Motivation & Goal Setting

I am at the end of my pregnancy, which means I am pretty much ready to just have this baby and move on with things.  Not that I have much to complain about; I'm just ready to be done with this phase and on to the next.  Does that make sense?

Anyway, one of the things I am most looking forward to is exercising  (for real) and getting back into shape.  Remember when I told you forever ago that my husband promised me a wonderful vacation should I reach my goal weight (you can read about it {here})?  Well I am SO ready to earn that vacation, and my goal is to reach my "end" weight by May of 2013.  That's 7 months post-baby to lose my pounds, and it would mean I'd earn my vacation just in time for my 6th anniversary.

However. I know it's going to take more than just working out to lose my weight.  I also need to do better at healthy meal planning for my family.  And thanks to Pinterest, I really have no excuse when it comes to meal planning anymore.

So here's my plan.  I have already started meal planning for November. (I'm starting with November because October will be full of having a baby/company in town/too much chaos to try and stick to a schedule)  Here's what it's looking like:
Most of the empty slots are just for leftovers, but I do have a few more to fill.  My goal was to have one major salad/week, eat more fish (which I don't like) and have everything made from scratch.  We'll see how that goes.

This is my fitness binder.  




Inside, I have collected a variety of quick workouts I can do at home.  They come from various fitness magazines or things I've found on-line and just printed off (again, Pinterest is a God-send for stuff like this!). I also have a deck of cards stored in there so I can do my own routine (I blogged about that workout {here}). I like that they're all right there together, so when I have a few extra minutes in my day, I can just open it up and find a fun workout.  It's perfect for those days when I can't seem to find the time for a full workout.

I have also set a few short term goals for myself.  Namely:
  • Drink as close to a gallon of water each day as possible.
  • No sweets during the week; only dessert on Sunday.
  • Get moving!  Do something everyday as soon as I feel physically capable of doing so.
I had started training for a 5K a month before I found out I was pregnant.  I plan on re-starting the Couch to 5K program as soon as absolutely possible, and have already made plans with a couple of girlfriends and my sister to run this awesome race in January.

Hopefully that's enough time for this total NON-RUNNER to be ready for a 5K.

So there you go.  6 weeks and counting down.  Any advice?

6 comments:

Victoria said...

I love that you have everything planned out and ready to go! I'm definitely going to make the fitness binder. I've signed up for one in May which will give me time to do the C25k as well. I can't wait to follow your progress!

momto8blog said...

wow. good for you! you can still exercise when you are pregnant. most fitness centers adapt the excersise routines so anyone (old, young, pregnant) can do them. I rode 20 miles on a stationary bike 4 hrs before my 8th baby was born.
your menu looks great!! healthy and yummy. good luck!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Helen - And Who Says You Cant? said...

Holy moly, I wish I was as organized as you!! This is fantastic! Wishing you all the best for new baby and fab new body! ;-)

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

very organized and very good idea!! found your blog from the weekend blog walk!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Great idea! I'm pinning this for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Katlyn Larson said...

I heard the color run is TONS of fun! I really want to do it myself. :) I found you on the GFC blog hop. New follower!!! I'd love if you would come check out my blog!
Katlyn
www.thedreamymeadow.com

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