Monday, January 2, 2012

spring chick: the beginning + two rants for the price of one.

It's here it's here it's finally here!

This weeks goals:

  1. record EVERYTHING I eat via myfitnesspal app. be honest.
  2. run this weeks 5k harder than last weeks (replace 4.5 with 5 and 5.5 with 5.8)
  3. 2x weight workouts, core and upper body.
This weeks starting weight: 137 lbs.

Rant 1: I've decided to record everything I eat this week but I haven't set any restrictions caloriewise. Via the blog I found the website My Body Gallery. Here you can input your height + weight and see other girls your size, or your ideal height + weight and see how you want to be. It was kind of an eye opener. I'm not overweight but I'm right on the brink. And telling myself over and over that no real girls my height can be skinny, not without starving, just isn't true. These girls just really never eat processed foods, chips, chocolate, whatever (or they have wicked metabolisms but that beats my point).

I carry my weight in my stomach, my family has huge risk for heart disease, heart attacks, other heart problems. My mom has had (but conquered) type 2 diabetes while I can think of three members of my extended family who have it or died from it. I NEED to get healthy now, while I'm so close, while I'm so young. The longer I put it off the harder it will be. 

I'm going to watch what I eat honestly and pick a diet according to what I need. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Paleo is a great diet but it requires not only time and effort but knowledge and I'm afraid that realistically, at this time, it just isn't right for me.  I am going to search for the plan that is and make updates to my goals as needed.

Rant 2: My fiance and I are both military and are posted to bases 4 hours apart, and he doesn't have a vehicle. This means that throughout the year we get to see each other on weekends and occasionally one of us will get about a week off. When the holidays come, however, we get THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS together! It's amazing! The only other time we've have three weeks together was when he had mono haha. But it ends in 7 days. I don't like excuses because they've never helped me reach any goals. However, when I was searching myself to try and figure out why I was struggling to choose goals I could commit to this week it was this, that I didn't want to miss any time with hubby on his final week here. I'm sorry if my lack of dedication in this weeks goals is disappointing to anyone, I really am, but once again this is the right choice for me. :)

Now, off to go snuggle my man!


  1. I think your goals are great, considering this is your last week with your fiance. To be honest, I would do exactly the same thing. It has to be hard being away for extended periods of time. I think your first goal to record everything you eat is a good place to start until you find the plan that is just right for you. Bravo for you on the 5K goals as well. Have a great week!

  2. I would also prioritize time with my man in your situation, so I completely understand. :) Tracking your food is a great idea! It is really the only thing that has helped me lose weight.

  3. I love My Body Gallery. It is a real eye opener. Goals are on point :)

  4. I agree with previous posters. This healthy journey is a lifestyle and one week is not that big of a deal. Its about being balanced and well rounded. You will be glad the 2 of you had that time together.

  5. Your goals don't disappoint, and if anyone said they did then to hell with them! The beauty of this challenge is that you can work it your way at your pace. As long as you are working hard towards a goal you are a part of the challenge.

    I am so happy you guys got some time together!

  6. Woah! That link is so interesting, it's amazing to me to see how even women of the same height and weight can look pretty drastically different. Helps remind me that everyone carries their weight a little differently and that I shouldn't compare my individual progress to anyone else.

    Enjoy the remaining time with your fiance!

  7. This is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I am a new follower and so happy to be on the “Spring Chick Challenge.” We can do this!!!

  8. Finally scrolled down and read your "technical difficulties" post....have no clue how to fix that!
    Totally understand the man situation...I was raised in the military. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

  9. Wow thanks all for the support! Not just on the situation with hubby but just taking the time out to comment - so glad I joined this challenge. Can't wait to see how everyones doing :D

    Best wishes all! xx

  10. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, we can whip this challenge! I have military family too, and it is so hard. We're all just an email or a blog comment away if you ever need an SOS!