Thursday, April 14, 2011


So, I was looking over my blog, because most of the goals I set centered on turning 30 last week, and since that date has passed, I need to do some revising. I cleaned up a few things and set new goals, so here's my new list (which can also be seen on my Goals page.)

New Goals to achieve by 7/4/2011
As you can see below, in my Original Goal area, I accomplished nearly all my goals before my BIG 30th B-Day. But I didn't get them all. So, here's my new goals to accomplish before the 4th of July:

1. Lose 12 pounds!!
2. Run 5 miles (without stopping).
3. Exercise at least 4 times a week.
4. Continue to be Smoke-Free.
I'll add to these as I come up with new goals, but for now this should keep me occupied for awhile.


Goals to achieve by 4/7/11 (day I turn 30)
1. Exercise at least 3 times a week.
2. Eliminate junk food from my diet (with the exception of a cheat-snack every once in a while, I mean I'll probably go to the loony bin if I don't have chocolate once a week).  Junk food = candy bars, Sour Patch Kids, donuts, and any other super fatty-high calorie-not good for you food that I can't think about now but will come to me later.
3. Eat more fruits and veggies. At least one serving of each every day.
4. Lose 20 pounds!!! (Lost 8 of the 20.)
5. Run 5 miles (without stopping).

Can you freaking believe that I almost, almost, made all my goals??!?!??!?!!!!  I was reading through them and thought, yep, I pretty much met that one. Yep, that one too. Oh and yep, that one is toast.  I just couldn't believe myself.  I don't even know when the last time I looked at my goals!

Now, on a few I had some struggles, like the exercising 3 times a week; I didn't do that the week Ryan's grandma passed and I didn't do it last week.  But only 2 times since JANUARY?! I'd call that goal met.

The junk food goal I struggled with too. I haven't touch a Sour Patch kid, or candy bars, in forever. I have still eaten my weekly donuts, BUT, wanna know what happened today??? Huh, do you, do you???  Today was a 'donut day' and I didn't want to hurt the feelings of the owner of my company (he buys the donuts every week, yep, better not piss him off) when he called to tell me that he bought donuts again, so I politely went over there, grabbed some donut holes, and walked back to my building, then set them on a table out of sight, with the intentions of giving them to another co-worker.  Can I just tell you how freaking HARD it was to not pop one of those deliciously glazed creations from God into my salivating mouth??  Well, it was.  But I did it!  I made it all the way back with out so much as a lick of the frosting!  Apparently I found Willpower and her and I are getting along just dandy.

The eat more fruits and veggies goal was easy. That's basically all I eat now. I've found a new obsession with Cauliflower. It is yummy yum yums.

Now, I just need to continue on my weight loss path and amp up the running and I'm as good as gold.

Basically I just wanted to state that there are a new set of goals for this health machine and I'm going to continue to need all your words of encouragement and inspiration!  Thank you all so much for following me, by the way. I know I rarely post on people's blogs, but I do read them! And think about all you cool peeps all the time. You have all really been the backbone of this whole getting healthier fiasco, and I really appreciate it!


  1. You have done FANTASTIC! Can I just say how happy I am about the smoking thing too? Even if you fail at some of the other goals, you should stick with that one! I don't think that will happen, your gonna kill em all!

    As for your comments on my blog earlier, thanks for those! The diabetes thing is the number one thing we are gonna check. It runs ram-pet in my family, so it is definitely a concern. It would beyond suck for me to LOSE 60 POUNDS and then get diabetes!

  2. It is so awesome that you met so many of your goals!! I love that. You rock!

  3. If you really want to get into the running thing without feeling totally discouraged check out this site: or Google couch to 5k. Their running plans take the frustration out of not being able to run long distances right off the bat. I would have been too discouraged to stick with running if I hadn't used the couch to 5k plan. Good luck!


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