I’ve been thinking about my goals lately. It’s become obvious that “to lose weight” isn’t a good enough goal for me, nor is “to become healthier.” The last time I lost a significant amount of weight was in preparation for my wedding, so it seems to me that I need a really good motivator. I’ve thought about it, and I tihnk my motivation this time is my son. At my weight (which I’ll post tomorrow once I get on the scale), I’m certainly more at risk for all sorts of problems, which will only be exacerbated as I get older. I want to be around to enjoy my son and to be able to play with him for as long as he likes. So, my motivation is Liam.
I once got as low as 145 pounds, which may seem high to a lot of you, but it was actually too small for me – I was always hungry, and the only way for me to stay that small was to constantly obsess over what I ate. With an infant, I don’t have time for that. I think that I have a better chance at being around 155 (my doctor once mentioned that this would likely be a good healthy weight for me). There’s no problem being 155, if it’s a healthy 155 …I don’t take much stock in the height/weight charts … I’m going to get to 155, then start focusing on my percent body fat, but that’s another goal for another day.
So, my goals are:
- Get down to 155 pounds (or thereabouts … I’ll refine this as I lose weight)
- Get healthier – more exercise, more water, more positivity in my life
I think that’s feasible, don’t you?