Physical downsizing: My journey toward better health is now 6 months in duration. While I have been successful, I have decided that it is time to set some goals to help me maintain focus on my journey. The goals below refer to weight loss, regaining fitness and overall better physical health.
First goal: Be at 170 by the middle of April 2011. This is a reasonable target for me because I lose about one pound a week. I am picking the middle of April because I will be presenting two papers at conferences, one in New Orleans and one in Orlando. This is an incentive for me to wear some professional clothes that are sized down. I will need to lose about 18 pounds between now and then.
Second goal: Keep up my fitness level and increase the rigor of my regime. Since starting Steve’s How 100 challenge, I have been working toward one full hour of exercise a day (combination of biking and walking). Before winter set in, I was riding about 25 miles a week on my bike. I would like to first meet that goal on the stationary bike since I can not get outside safely for awhile. My goal is to increase this to 30 miles per week by mid February. As far as walking, I am getting in about 10-12 miles per week outdoors. I would like to increase this, dependent on weather, to 15 miles per week by the end of the month of January.
Third goal: Track miles walked and biked for the year.
Fourth goal: I would also like to start the Couch to 5km by February 19. By my birthday (May 22) I would like to have run/walked my fist 5KM. The Couch to 5km lasts about 9 weeks which would be May 1 for me.
What about you? What are some of your fitness and health goals for 2011??
TTFN and Stay strong!