Challenge accepted! Join me as I blog weekly about my new goal to lose those last 15-20 pounds. Don't worry, this isn't just another blog about weight-loss. I will be posting about the ups and downs of my fitness journey during the next few months, providing helpful tips and a variety of exercises. Let's get moving!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
As I have preached many times in my blog before, it is
important to set goals. In order to achieve my ultimate goal of losing 15
pounds (of body fat), I must set smaller goals for myself on a
daily/weekly/monthly basis. I have made some new goals this month, and thought
it would be important to share them.
In order to focus on my weekly goals, I have recently
started a “goal board.” The board allows me to lay out tasks/goals I want to
achieve during the week, and also gives me an opportunity to beat last week’s “score”.
As you can see above, I have made “Total” and “Last Week”
columns which allow me to track my improvement and differences from week to
week. The goal board is a great way to stay on top of my fitness goals, as well
as staying organized with school assignments and other tasks.
MY Goals for this Month:
Weigh-in date: March 19, 2012. Lose 5 pounds by
Go to the gym at least 6 times a week.
Drink more water! (At least 10 glasses a day or
Be able to plank for 2 full minutes by March 31,
To get into a plank position, your forearms should be on the
ground with your elbows directly under your shoulders. Your legs should be extended
straight behind you, feet hip-width apart. Your body should form a straight
line from your shoulders to your ankles, and your core should be braced. Hold
this position for as long as you can (in my case it is 1 minute, so far),
keeping hips up and abs tight, and repeat three times.
**To make this harder, extend your arms (as if you were
about to do a push-up) to form an extended arm plank, holding your abs tight
while holding the position. See the image below for reference.
have the right mental attitude, NOTHING can stop us from achieving our fitness goals!