Monday, March 26, 2012

RFSC ~ Week 1 Goals


Day 1: Weight 272.4

Today is the first official day of the challenge.  We were asked to take our ultimate goals and break them down to small bite-sized goals. So this week:

Weight Loss:  My ultimate goal is to lose 20 pounds, which would mean that I need to lose at least 2 pounds this week.

My Non-scale Victory (NSV): My ultimate goal is to fit into my size 18 jeans. The best way to meet this weekly goal is to follow the exercise and nutrition weekly goals.  I did see some other challengers put in some Spring Cleaning on their weekly challenge and I thought that was brilliant….so I’m going to put that I will clean out and organize my hall closet. That’s if I can get the door open, it’s stuffed full of junk.

Exercise:  I’m training for a 5k, which I signed up for on July 1. I need to start training for this, and plan on following the Women’s Health Magazine Running Calendar.  I plan on doing week 1 of the calendar, which is clickable here or is under my workout tab above.

Nutrition:  I was figuring last night, which I did see some of my fellow challengers doing the same thing, how many calories I would need to consume, and how many calories I would need to burn in order to lose 2lbs for the week.  I figured if I ate 1300 calories a day and burned 330, which is 2310 calories in a week that I should lose 2 pounds.  I plan on keeping track of this on Myfitnesspal.com.  I also said that I would drink 120 ounces of water a day, what was I thinking? Right now I’m going to concentrate on drinking 96 ounces a day.

We also have a mini challenge to try a new vegetable, fruit or other healthy dish that we have never had before.  This should be fun. I'll have to go and look through some recipes or scout out the grocery store for something interesting to try.

Well, those are my weekly goals for the Ready for Summer Challenge.  I look forward to checking in with everyone to see how you are doing.  Right now I better get out and do Day 1 of my exercises.  I’ll be back tonight with my daily update.  Good Luck everyone and we’re going to Rock this challenge!
 

34 comments:

  1. Love your goals..I never thought about doing Spring cleaning as one

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  2. spring cleaning is a great idea!!! burn calories and have a fresh clean house!

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  3. Training for a marathon is serious stuff! I admire anyone who does that. I'm a terrible runner. I can do aerobics until the cows come home, but once I start running on real ground, in an actual direction, I can't go more than 1/4 mile before I'm hating life, and myself for having subjected myself to such a disgraceful display. Make sure you share your running successes as you train. I find that motivating to not totally give up on the idea of running. Someday...

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    1. I will do that. It will hopefully keep me going as well to see how far I have come.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me. I hope you meet all your goals and more! Here we go. :)

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  5. Kristy! First, thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I'm grateful that it lead me here! OMG! I checked out your "About" page. You are so beautiful! And you daughters are adorable! Marathon training is an ambitious goal and I hope you document (in detail) your progress to inspire those of us who aren't as courageous as you are. :) I look forward to reading about all the awesome progress you will make over the next 10 weeks. :)

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    1. Wendy, you're so sweet. Thank you! I'm looking forward to following your progress as well! We can do this!

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  6. Hehehe, I'm so adding your Spring Cleaning idea into my NSV goal for next weeks :). Good luck with training for 5k!

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    1. Thank you. I can't remember who I saw put that on their goals, but I knew I had to do it. I might actually get a few things accomplished.

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  7. Hey lady! Thanks for all your encouragement!
    You go girl-you WILL make your running challenge!
    Thanks for sharing your journey! I look forward to following it!

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    1. You bet! Thank you and thank you for stopping by my blog. I love to see your smiling face.

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  8. Can't wait to do this challenge with you and follow along! I'm also training for a 5k so I'll be right there with you! Good luck :)

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    1. We should all plan to do a virtual 5k when the challenge is complete, since there is so many of us.

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    2. The C25k program is great! I did that to re-learn how to run after I had my kids.

      Looking forward to following your hard work and success on this challenge!

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  9. You have some great goals and did a wonderful job of breaking them down into chunks!

    I agree-we should all do a virtual 5k race at the end of our challenge! That would be fun! The Sisterhood is doing one on May 28th with t-shirts and all! :)

    Shannon
    http://www.everystepcounts365.wordpress.com

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    1. That is so cool. I doubt that I will be able to run an entire 5k by then, but it would be neat to try. I'll have to check it out. Thank you.

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  10. Wow, twenty pounds! I will be watching and cheering you on. You can do it. Your plan is sound, if you watch the calories and keep up the exercise. Consistency!

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  11. Decluttering - I like it. I should do that next week, I have some bookshelves that I cringe every time I walk by.

    Your goals seem very achievable - good luck!

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  12. Thanks for your encouragement, Kristy! I see there are a number of us doing the C25K program! My buddy from the E2E challenge, Julie, is hosting a virtual 5K for her 50th birthday. If you're interested... http://healthywealthandwisenotbutlearning.blogspot.com/2012/03/mark-your-calendars.html

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my page! We should try to meet uo at The Color Run! I'm so excited about it! It looks so fun! I'm a new runner too, just started January 4. I ran my first 5k last weekend. Try not to let your brain caught up in it too much. Your body is capable of much more than your brain thinks it is!

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    1. That is exciting. I would love to meet up.

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  14. 20 pounds is quite a lot! Are you a very disciplined person? I hope, you will be able to accomplish for what you set your goal. I will read you here and cheer you on. :-) I lost 40 pounds in 6 months. Exercise is essential! You can do this!

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    1. Thanks you. I have a lot of weight to lose so 20 pounds on me is a lot easier to lose than 20 pounds on someone close to goal.

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  15. Good goals! I think it might be a good idea to eat more than 1300 calories a day, especially the days you work out, so you won't just stall. Thanks for all the support you give everyone :)

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    1. Thank you. I ended up using myfitnesspal.com and it was telling me to eat 1390 calories and then when I exercise it adds the calories back in, so I end up eating about 1500 calories on those days.

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  16. Setting a target to run 5K is a great motivating tool to keep you focused! Great goals :) Good luck!

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