SMART Goals – May, 2015

smart goal setting conceptGoing back to my roots of clean eating, SMART goal-setting and workouts, including kickboxing, to get back on track following a busy, non-focused 6 months as I’m feeling a bit roly-poly, which I dislike.

My SMART goals for May/June, 2015 as I’m getting back on track are:

– Workout 5 days/week, including continuing w/ 30 Day Fitness Challenges of Skinny Jeans & Upper-Body, working back up to 30 minutes/day, hiking and biking on the weekends

– 1200-1500 calories, clean eating, following Chris Powell’s Carb-Cycling model

– 7 hours sleep every night


A case of the 190s

image   The power of positive thinking is an amazing thing, so is the power of negative thinking and while I rarely go all the way to the negative thinking side of the coin, I do have times where the best intentions simply don’t turn into the actions I want. Today was a bit of that when I made the decision to not do my scheduled P90X3 MMX workout in lieu of getting other things done that I felt were more pressing. Yes, work took precedence, but had I woken up 30 minutes earlier that wouldn’t have been an issue, hence my negative-ish thinking. The nice thing is that there’s always tomorrow and while I may stumble, I no longer fall. I log, I decided to have a cup of Kashi Go Lean tonight, satisfied and logged and stayed away from the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches I absent-mindedly purchased a couple of weeks ago (cookies n cream, oh my!), but have since decided they, like Cherry Coke Zero, is a bad idea and not helping my weightloss efforts. I wore a suit tonight that was my moms. A beautiful Coca-Cola red, size 12, pant suit and I felt amazing, if anything I can tell that within about another 10-15 pounds I’m going to have few clothes left. I’m stuck in this 188-191 range right now and while feeling better than ever I need to kick this positive thinking thing into overdrive and get to that next goal of 175! The 1500 cals is sufficient, still not drinking alcohol (though with minor slips), minimizing sugar and processed foods and keeping with my workouts. I’m going to start getting back on the bike, in the pool and as the weather improves, getting the puppies out on the trail. All-in-all I am still on track, just need to keep the particle thinking going and know that, even with everything going on, I have time for those workouts :).