There is a saying that “A goal without a deadline is just a dream.” In that vein, I have not only placed a deadline on my health and fitness goals, I have also reduced them to writing so that I can be held accountable. Here they are.
1. I want to lose 78 pounds at a rate of 1.5 pounds per week. I can reach my goal weight in 52 weeks, which would be the week of April 1, 2013. My husband told me to re-evaluate this goal at the 50 pound mark, which would be the week of November 19, 2012. I may have an updated goal around that time. We’ll see.
2. I want to run my first 5K race during the Spring of 2013. A 5K is exactly 3.10685596 miles. That is 3 miles + 564 feet + 2.4 inches.
3. (Added June 20, 2012) I want to work my way up to 30 minutes on the elliptical machine without feeling like I’m about to have a heart attack. I don’t have a deadline because I have no idea how long it will take me to accomplish this goal.
4. (Added June 20, 2012) Instead of walking on the treadmill four times per week, I am going to walk on the treadmill three times per week and do strength training and the elliptical machine on the fourth day.
Once I reach my goal weight, I want to continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly so that I will maintain that level of health and fitness. I want to live an abundant life without taking medications for cholesterol and blood pressure.
This list of goals is evolving. Please pray for me as I work toward achieving these goals.