Fitness Goals

Sooo as you guys already know and if you don’t know now you know, last week I embarked on a journey to become Fit, Fabulous & Fahn.

I have been overweight for most of my adult life. I am literally 100lbs heavier than I was when I was pregnant with my daughter in 2000. Of course, I was much younger and a very active pregnant lady. I ate healthy and exercised more often than I even think about exercising now. However, let me just say my daughter’s health and well being was the strong motivation for wanting to be healthy while I was pregnant. So I ate a ton of fruits and vegetables and walked everywhere I needed to go on campus.

Let’s fast forward to present day. To be quite honest and mildly petty sounding, there really isn’t anything motivating me to be healthy or to get fit. Quick and easy has been my best friend for almost ten years now. Emotional baggage has played a tremendous role in my lack of motivation to do anything to make myself feel better about me, myself and I. Driving fitty trillion gazillion miles not literally to and from work has taken a toll on my body and the amount of sleep I get every night. Instead of buying raw fruits and veggies to snack on, I opt for a yummy Snickers or Twix or Skittles. taste the FREAKING rainbow of chewy goodness mayne And don’t get me started on my drinking the sugar infused calorie loaded espresso drinks from the dealer i.e. Starbucks. gold card certified mayne! Or the fact that I absolutely loooooooooooooooooooooooove an ice cold almost frozen Vanilla Coke. OOOOOOOOR all the sweet and salty goodness contained in a good bag of kettle corn poppy corn. Yeah I know all thangs that ain’t gon help me lose approximately 50 lbs before my baby sister’s wedding in January 2015. Yes lawd I know that’s a good seven months away. BYE FELICIA!

Which brings me back to this Fit Fabulous & Fahn series on The Southern Yankee.

You know Southern Yankee readers, there is nothing that stops me or you from becoming the very best we can be. Nothing in this world can stop us from becoming what we’ve always wanted to be. From traveling the world and experiencing everything our wildest dreams. The truth of the matter is that willpower is a mutha fucka and sometimes it fails us and that’s okay. So as long as we realize that this journey is going to be long and arduous, we’ve won half the battle. Now it’s time to conquer the war!

For me to win this war of weight loss, I feel I need to lose approximately 50 pounds. I honestly feel that’s not a bad or impossible goal. I currently weigh 246.6 pounds and wear between a size 20 and 22 which isn’t too bad but I have dunlap disease with a plumber’s crack. That’s neither kosher or cute if you ask me. Since I’m tall, I don’t look as fat as I actually am. But shit I’m tired of looking like I’m carrying triplets. Hell quadruplets even… But all bad jokes aside, I honestly feel it is time to take control of my life and my weight. I know I can do this I just need to stay motivated and keep pushing through to my goal.

So here is a list of my goals:

  • Weight:
    • Short Term: 195 lbs by January 2015
    • Long Term: between 165 and 180 lbs
  • Clothing Size:
    • Short Term: size 16 or 18 by January
    • Long Term: size 14 or 16
  • Fitness:
    • To be able to jog around the track at the gym
    • To last longer than five minutes on the “death machine
    • To press 100 to 150 lbs on the Linear Leg Press 
    • To lift 20 lbs on the free weights
    • To run a half marathon (long term goal)
  • Food
    • To cook more instead of buying processed foods or fast food
    • To eat more raw fruits and veggies
    • To drink more water and less sugary drinks
    • To eat well balanced meals and healthier snacks
    • To eat candy and other “desserts” in moderation

Okay I think I should probably stop there with the goals. I don’t want to be overly zealous with my goals especially since college football season is coming up and work is about to get cray cray.

So I guess that’s it for now. Remember if you would like to be a guest blogger for the Fit Fabulous & Fahn Friday series please go to the Fit Fabulous & Fahn Friday Submissions page to submit your story.

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee

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