Friday, November 07, 2008

Thoughts before heading to my new Coach.

I've been thinking a lot about my life the last couple of days. How did I get where I am today? Why have I allowed myself to accept this as ok? What am I willing to do to get healthy? What am I going to do to make sure I never get back to where I am today? Getting a coach is the first step in the right direction. I am scared, but know that I cannot lose the weight I want to lose without help. I've been trying to long on my own, so here I go. My journey starts tomorrow.

Here are some commitments I made to myself today for the next year.

-continue with no soda.
-No fastfood. If I have to go out get a salad or a grilled chicken breast and use my own salad dressing.
-do what my coach says no matter what. Follow through on this commitment.
-No sweets for now except for gum.
-No more skipping weight watchers
-Do not eat while watching TV
-Watch less TV.
-Do not eat standing up.
-No chips.

This is what I came up for now.

Here are my long term physical goals:

-Weigh between 155-175 pounds
-Run a 5k
-Run a 10 k
-Run a 1/2 Marathon
-Run a Marathon
-Do an olympic Distance Tri
-Do a 1/2 Ironman
-Do an Ironman (Whoda thunk?)
-Be able to bike 50 miles comfortably at the Apple Cider Century (ACC)
-Be able to bike 75 miles comfortably at the Apple Cider Century.
-Be able to bike 100 miles comfortably at the Apple Cider Century.

These are my long time goals for now.

Tentative schedule for the next 5 years:

2009: 2 Sprint Tris, 1 Olympic Distance, FALL: Volunteer @ IMWI, 50 miles @ ACC
2010: 1 Sprint,1 Olympic Tri, 1/2 Marathon. FALL: Volunteer@ IMWI, 75 miles @ ACC.
2011: Jan. 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney World, 1 Sprint or Olympic Tri, 1/2 Ironman Distance FALL: Volunteer @ IMWI,75 miles @ ACC
2012: Jan. Marathon @ WDW, 1 Sprint or Olympic Tri, 1/2 Ironman (Michigan or Racine), FALL: Volunteer@ IMWI, 100 miles @ACC, Chicago Marathon
2013: Jan. Marathon @ WDW, IRONMAN WISCONSIN, I cannot wait to hear MELISSA, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN.

October 13, 2013 I will be turning 40.

5 comments:

Team Brazo said...

The best part of the fitness lifestyle (whatever that means) is that once you are into it you won't want to do any of your list:

-continue with no soda.
-No fastfood. If I have to go out get a salad or a grilled chicken breast and use my own salad dressing.
-do what my coach says no matter what. Follow through on this commitment.
-No sweets for now except for gum.
-No more skipping weight watchers
-Do not eat while watching TV
-Watch less TV.
-Do not eat standing up.
-No chips.


But you'll be able to if you want...

Dixie said...

I try to check in often to see how things are going. I have no doubt you will succeed at your goals. I wish I had the discipline and courage to do what you are doing.

Nimkee's Mum said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! I am so inspired by your goals :O)

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....Keep at it!!! Slow and steady wins the race!

Love, Peace, & Nimkee Blessings,
Melissa-^Angel^Bennett-Chadlen's proud mum

Darspleen said...

I think you are making goals that are way too lofty and I am not excited about this. Why? Because you always drag me with you (even when I'm kicking and screaming) and that means I'm doing at least up to the 1/2 ironman with you! :) UGH. I'm not so happy about the 1/2 marathon but at least we'll be in WDW!

Just remember who called you 3 years ago with the idea "you want to try something crazy?". I'll volunteer at the finish line for your ironman and give you your medal. Even if I have to beat off all your other friends - I've known you longer!!!!

Ok, I'm outta here. I have a meeting with MY new trainer on Tuesday!

Sarah said...

Love reading this, I can so relate. I'm sitting here with another 48 lbs to lose (it's been creeping up since my half ironman last month). You can do it, if you decide that you are going to, it will happen.