May Goals

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So, 5 months ago already, I made a a list of  goals in January when I began my new year “resolutions” and took on a bunch of challenges to get me motivated, including my gym’s 90 day Biggest Loser Competition. I was very unhappy, but I was ready to do something about it and make changes.  I told my trainer at my initial BL session that I wanted to be 165 by my birthday, was my first “short term” goal or objective.

My last challenge begins on January 27, I am participating in the Edge Biggest Loser competition for a chance to win 5,000. I would love the money, but I would love to lose 40-50 pounds just as much, so I hope this is going to motivate me!

He told me it was a great goal, but it would be very difficult to reach in that short amount of time. Well, Wednesday was my birthday and I’m happy to announce I nailed my goal, by two pounds! With the competition ending tomorrow, I am over 30 pounds down so far. I can’t believe its been 90 days already.

In addition to the Biggest Loser Competition, I’ve also competed on three online Dietbet challenges. A Dietbet is an online game where you bet a certain dollar amount, ($35, $50, $150, ect) and you have 28 days to lose 4% of your body weight. Winners get their bet back, plus split the remaining pot of those who do not meet their goal. I’m a gambling girl, so I after I won my first one, I joined two more games, and upped my ante to the high stakes games. While these were fun, and definitely kept me motivated while providing incentive, I think I am going take a little break for the diet bets. While I do think they are good, I was starting to push myself a little extreme to meet the goal.

Reflecting back, I always had made goals in the past, but I never stuck with anything long enough to achieve results.  This time, even during the hard times and the times where I wasn’t seeing the results from my hard work, I kept going and proved to myself that if you don’t give up, hard work eventually pays off! I’ve been able to keep at this for 5 months now, and I feel better than ever.

With that being said, I have some different goals to announce for May. I want to shake things up a bit and re-direct my focus. While I am still going to be exercising and eating clean, my new goals aren’t going to be for money or Dietbets or competitions. I am going to focus less on the numbers on the scale and losing a certain number of pounds in a certain number of days, and focus more on getting stronger at the gym and non scale victories. I am going to train extra hard for the Spartan in June and work, getting some PR’s in the gym, and going down a few sizes for my trip to Florida in June.

While I still have a long term goal to lose 30 more pounds, I am not giving myself a deadline. I know  Can do it this time, and just wanting it bad enough is going to get me to the finish line.

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