This is definitely going to be my year. I've spent the last couple of weeks really inwardly focused determining what exactly I want. What things are the most important to me? How hard am I willing to work for them? Am I willing to be uncomfortable doing them? What am I willing to give up to achieve them? I've got my answers.
The absolute, uppermost, most important thing to me is losing this weight. That is what I want to do more than anything else. In order to do that I'm willing to sacrifice my time, energy, and many things I like (beer). But that's what it boils down to, the number 1 priority is losing this weight.
So that is where the vast majority of my focus is going to be. I have a training plan set in stone (or in this case colored markers) on a large calendar on my wall. I will stick to this plan or die trying. I have a food plan that is not hard or weird or drastic, but very livable. I will stick to this plan regardless of what comes along. I have 1 day a week that is "free" within reason so that should hold me.
Coming in a distant 3rd in importance is Honu. I've really given this a lot of thought and consideration and decided, while I want to do this, it's definitely not my biggest concern this year.
So here's the plan, my main focus is on weight loss with a secondary focus on triathlon. I will be swimming, biking, and running every week. In a month or so I will be getting a new bike. I will be doing sprints and the Oly in May. Honu will remain in the background for now. We'll see how things are going in Feb/March. If they are going really well, I'll kick it up and plan for Honu, if not....... well, we'll see.
The item in 2nd importance to me is some personal stuff. Let's just say I have some impulse control issues and need to get them in hand. My astrology sign is Aries - the child of the zodiac. And in some ways I can be very, very childish. I've got to get that under control to do what I want to do in my personal life.
So there it is. I've been reading about motivation and steps to following through on your "resolutions" and I've learned a lot these past few weeks. I'm not setting any resolutions this year, I'm setting goals. I have some great goals too; I want to run the Honolulu Marathon this year in 4 1/2 hours. While that's not record breaking it will be for me :) I have goals for my tris this year, sprint and oly, I'll post them as the races come up.
I will be switching to "new" blogger this afternoon. I will be posting a race schedule on my sidebar as well as a weekly workout list.
Okay, it's off to exercise. I get to use my new workout room :)
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