Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lesli on Goals

This post is much harder for me to write than I thought it would be. I was chatting with a friend the other day and she said, "I hope this doesn't come across as bragging, but I've lost 10lbs since I started losing weight!" Bragging? Heck NO! I am so proud of my friend! We all know how hard losing weight can be and we need to celebrate each others victories and let them motivate us to be the best we can be.

Now having to write this post I get what she means. I don't want to come across as a bragger either, but I think this blog is about setting goals, sharing failures & celebrating success! Surprisingly, I feel weirder about putting these words out on the blog than I felt about my first sports bra picture. Hell... Without further adieu... I reached my goal weight! {original post}

Here's me on the 1st day of this blog...

{OMG... my boobs were huge!}

and here's me celebrating my 30th birthday... I am happy, because I'm at my goal and I have a routine that flows right now. I got there through hard work, but not torture. I.E. ~ I ate food that I wanted. If I was craving ice cream, I had ice cream. Now, I'm not trying to pretend like Oh I ate what I wanted and lost weight. If I had ice cream at lunch, I didn't have it at dinner. Except for vacation... and then I ate what I wanted, but tried to not be a total gluttonous fool. Tried being the operative word here. I'm also not trying to pretend like Oh and I spent about 20 minutes on the elliptical a day and did some yoga. Let me be frank with you... since December I've pushed it hard in the gym. Not to the point of killing myself, but on average I worked out 5-6 times a week(hard, sweaty, heart rate up). {Now, before you get on your work out high horse and tell me that's too much, Bob Harper clearly says in his Strength video that if you want a great body you have to work out hard 4-6 times a week} Spinning, Running, Weights, etc. I know my body... I rested when I needed to and didn't beat myself up for it. I'm also not trying to pretend like I think my body is perfect nor do I think I'm the skinniest person you know. Guess what, I'm NEITHER of those things and maybe if I did torture myself a little more and splurge a little less I would be, but that's not my life. I don't eat perfectly all the time and I'm not always the perfect work out person, but where I am right now is a place of happiness. What worked best for me was relaxing and getting into my routine. I couldn't help but think this morning on the spin bike... beyond maintaining (which is a LOFTY goal) what will my next goal be? Any suggestions?