I ran into a friend over the weekend and they had seen my Facebook posts and asked how the fast was and complimented me on my success. Then he hit me with a question, that I really hadn’t thought about:
“So what’s your goal?”
If you know me offline, there’s a pretty good chance you know that I love goals and goal setting. It is in my DNA but somewhere during this process I totally forgot to think about what in the world I wanted to accomplish for this to be a success.
Of course I want to lose more weight, but how much?
Of course I want to be healthier, but how do I measure that?
Of course I want to look good in a speedo, but really who actually wears a speedo?
I also need to work on some type of reward for reaching this goal. I’m always looking for something to celebrate, so this could be yet another reason for a party, right? I realize that my body is not like anyone’s else body so I need to use my data to see where I need to land in order to be healthy, so let’s do the word problem…
Based off of my last measurements (231 lbs and 26.38% body fat), I am carrying around 61 lbs of fat. No I didn’t stutter, I’m carrying around a 7 yr old boys worth of fat on a daily basis. No wonder my blood pressure is high and I haven’t felt well. In order for me to get into the “fitness” category I would need to lose approximately 27 lbs of fat. That would bring my goal weight to 204 lbs and my body fat to 16.67%. On a safe weight loss goal of one pound per week, that puts my target date as approximate March 1, 2015. That really can’t be all the goals I have though right?
I want to complete another 7 day juice fast in November and another one in January.
I want to complete a “how to” .pdf/book/pamphlet and make it available to the masses before the November fast.
I want to complete a minimum of one 5k in 2014.
I want to complete 6 races of various lengths in 2015.
I want to keep my daily calorie intake under 2000.
I want to completely overhaul this blog and turn it into something special.
I want to get my blood pressure to a normal, healthy level.
They, whoever they is, say that putting your goals in writing increases the likelihood of them becoming reality. I don’t have time to waste.
************This blog post has been sponsored by the sodas and candy that I no longer crave and that I hope will be dead to me forever************