Friday, December 3, 2010

Old-Year Resolutions!

Hey everyone-

Feeling a little depressed today.  Looking back, this week, I have been less than great about my workouts. Even the small goals (like working out 4 times a week) seem to be just slacked off.  I need to stop this!!!! I also need to really re-evaluate what I eat, it seems when  I count calories, then the weight seems to budge. When I don't, nothing happens or I blow out like a Goodyear blimp.

On a side note about my health, a friend of mine suggested I may have hypothyroidism, which is also making my weight gain harder, as well as other symptoms. Going to the doctor soon to get that investigated. Will update later. 

I really need to make a change- I need to train up to be able to do Boot Camp again (hopefully for January to kick off the new year!)
I also think this winter weather really affects my motivation to do anything.  I've been sleeping in a lot, which ruins my day because then I don't have time to do anything. 

So the goals- which I really have NO EXCUSES not to do because I am at home most of the time-are:

1. Cardio 6 times a week. Deciding to mix it up depending on my mood between boot camp and Beginner DC.  

2. Mat Workout 4-6 times a week, before the cardio, aim for 5 more reps on legs each time I do it.  Gotta push all that stuff to the surface to be melted away!

3. Calorie limit- 1000-1300 calories a day, lower on days I do less exercise.  This has worked well for me in the past.

4. Mondays will be the new days off until winter break starts for me (no work, and no class during this time, where it will be reverted back to Sunday) since I currently have 2 big obligations on Mondays. 

5. Be more consistent with my  blogging.  I see I've been slacking a bit lately.  Sorry guys!!!

I call these my Old-Year Resolutions. It's the last month of the year, hence the name. Boot Camp will be the New Year kickoff! So excited. I think that if I keep up the Old-Year goals, I should be strong enough physically to do the boot camp. (Of course it will still be hard!)

Do you guys have any old-year resolutions?  What would you do to change before the new year starts?


  1. Edit: From advice from a friend- calories will be between 1300-1600 *since she made a point working out burns a lot more calories with extra weight on my body*

  2. I would like to make sure I'm really really careful about my eating. I get the workouts in, even though god knows it still takes me two hours, but my eating is just okay. I know for me, if I don't follow South Beach religiously and accept no compromises (no little bits of chocolate here and there), the weight just won't budge. So that's my resolution - sugar and flour out, fat off! So, long story short - I'm right there with you!

  3. I decided I am going to just start with counting calories and get more extreme as I get smaller. I'm basically going to use

    Enter my workout as 3 days a week (In case I miss a workout like a bad girl) and calorie cycle (the zigzag at the bottom) and follow the "extreme fat loss" numbers. Every week I will recalculate after weighing in.

  4. I'm going to check out that website - and thanks! I think just writing things down will help me a lot too - it makes a big difference, I think. Good luck, and hope you're having a good weekend!