Happy New Year!
After a multi-week stretch of not working out and eating junk, I have been absolutely dying to get back on track! It's crazy how terrible you can make yourself feel over the holidays. And how much better you can feel with just a few days of healthy eating and exercise. I seriously felt like I was going to die at one point. My digestive system was just wrecked. Feeling much better now though!
I set my goals for the year pretty early. They're basically the same every year anyway. Finally get down to a healthy weight. Try to fix my mess of an endocrine system. Unfortunately, my PCOS is relatively severe and it makes losing weight virtually impossible. I was diagnosed last April and have been trying to relieve my symptoms naturally, but it has only gotten much worse.
Okay, sorry. Pity party over. Back to the point.
2015 GOALS! I have overarching goals for the entire year, but it's really difficult for me to maintain focus over the course of the entire year. The awesomeness that is Nerd Fitness taught me that I do much better with goals when they are 1) small, 2) very very specific, and 3) easily measurable. For that reason, I am choosing small goals for each month that contribute to my 2015 goals.
I can focus on small goals for 4 weeks at a time. Not so much on big goals 12 months at a time.
That being said, here are my 2015 goals:
Get back into the healthy weight range, if not goal weight: As of today, I have about 25lbs to lose to be at a "healthy weight" (according to BMI charts). I'd like to be somewhere in the middle of that range, so let's say 35lbs total to lose. Consistency is my biggest downfall, so if I focus super hard on staying on track, it will help a lot.
Relieve my PCOS symptoms: As I mentioned before, my PCOS has been worsening for the past 9 months. I need to become better friends with my endocrinologist and start trying some different stuff. If I can just get to a point where I'm having a cycle every month, it will be a massive victory.
PR the 5K and half marathon: I have two half marathons scheduled this year and zero 5Ks. Since I have only run one half, hopefully I can PR pretty easily. I already have a training plan in mind that is absolutely nothing like the one I used for the first half I did, and I think it will work out a lot better.
Here are my goals for the month of January:
Meal plan and grocery shop for every week in January: I am already a pro at meal planning, but I just want to solidify the habit first thing this year.
Limit eating out: This means no more than 2 trips to Chipotle per week (if you know me in any capacity, you know that I'm really cutting back here) and no more than 1 meal per day out on the weekends.
Go to the rec center at CSU on all non-session days: I start school again on Monday, and I've never been to the rec there. My class schedule is very consistent this semester, and I have some time to go work out for about 30-60 minutes before lunch. This is all about getting a little bit of exercise each day and forming those healthy habits.
I totally meant for this to be a quick post. Which never ends up happening. My husband just called me out on it so I'm going to wrap it up!
Wish me luck this month!
PS. Look who's a sweet new ambassador for Team Sweat Pink! I'm so excited to become part of the community and make some new friends!