Yesterday, I was thinking how excited I am to have reached my goal weight of 135 lbs, when I suddenly remembered this had been one of my New Year UNresolutions. So, of course I wondered what other goals I had set for myself.
I decided to review my goals for this year. Because, I have a tendency to set goals, lose focus, then be depressed when I don’t reach my goals. I went back to my 2015 UNresolutions post and was pleasantly surprised to find I’m doing okay.
- I accomplished goal #1 – BAM! (lose weight, reach 135 lbs.)
- I also have been kicking butt on goal #6 – DOUBLE BAM! (distance myself from drama and people that cause it)
- I’m doing a great job with #3 (getting and keeping my home organized, however my office is still a train wreck) so that’s still a work in progress.
- Then I realized I’m no where near on par for goals #2 (to get fit), #4 (to be completely debt free), and #5 (be a better local friend).
From there I checked out my Life List, or bucket list as some call it. And you know what I had listed there as well? To get fit!
However, instead of getting upset, I got motivated. Seriously, if I can lose over 40lbs and get mostly-organized, I can do just about anything! Though, I have to be realistic. I’m the type of person who does best tackling one thing at a time. I figured getting completely debt free is going to take a bit longer 😉 and I’m not yet together enough to throw myself into new friendships. So, now is the time to get really fit!
I’ve been diligent about being active, but I’ve been hit-or-miss with really working out. I don’t want to put off being fully fit any longer!
So, starting Thursday the 30th, I’m challenging myself to give it my all for 60 days. I’ll be holding myself accountable by sharing my daily exercise with the hashtag #60DaysNoExcuses.
I’m not trying to become a body builder, but I want muscle tone and definition! So, EVERY DAY for 60 days I will do some type of real work-out. I mostly plan to utilize PiYo, Denise Austin videos, and for the very busy days I will do 10 minute “around the house” workouts like sit-ups, chair dips and lunges. Of course if I get a a true workout through chores, you better believe I’ll count that too!
It’s been a great day to shovel chicken poo! #truestory #farmercheryl Seriously though, that was quite a workout as I hadn’t cleaned the coop during the bitter cold months. I love when exercise blends seamlessly with life. I enjoy a good choreographed workout (like Piyo, holla!) but I was out there for hours shoveling, lifting, hauling and sweating. Good day! #fitmom #healthymom #thepittcompound #backyardchickens
Now, I know you might be wondering, why 60 days? Well, for me, I don’t think 30 days will be enough to really ingrain workouts into my schedule. I’m a slow learner. Also, I think 60 days will be long enough to see some great results – which is what I want! I think I’ll be pretty close to actually being fit at the end of the 60 days.
And you know what I’ve learned? Once you reach your goal, it’s a lot easier to maintain than I thought. Dropping over 40 lbs was hard, very hard. I felt like I’d never be able to eat the foods I loved again. But, I’ve found that once I got to 135 lbs, staying here hasn’t been anywhere near as difficult. It just takes daily evaluation of my decisions. So, I’m trusting getting and staying fit will be the same. (If it’s not, just don’t tell me yet!)
I’d love it if you’d join me! If you can’t join me, then keep me accountable. Follow along and if I miss a day – call me out on it girlfriend!