At the beginning of last year, I was on the tail end of a 70 pound weight loss. I was eating healthy and exercising regularly. But then in March everything went south. I stopped exercising regularly and stopped being careful with my caloric intake. Flash forward 9 months, and I’ve gained back 45 of those lost pounds and my exercise regiment has gone out the window.
So, for 2013, I’m going to try something a little different. My brother inspired me by posting his mileage goal on his Facebook page. I came up with a number and then on my run today (starting off right!) thought, I should check and see what I did for distances last year. My tentative goals were almost exactly twice what I did in 2012.
One of the things that worked for me last year, was being accountable to friends online. I use Runkeeper to track my workouts, but decided I wanted to make my accountability reports a bit more public so that more folks could encourage me. So if you are reading this… I give you permission to hold me accountable this year!
OK, so what are my health and fitness goals this year?
- Run 500 miles
- Bike 1,200 miles (which includes riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride)
- Lose 70 pounds
- Log my progress publicly on my blog (which connects to Facebook)
There you have it. Now I give you permission to give me a bad time if I’m not making progress on these goals! 😀