Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Goal Check In! :]

Here are the goals that I set for myself a couple of months ago!  I have come so far since then, and I feel I am a completely different person- inside and out.  Here are the updates on how my goals have been coming along :]
Daily Goals:
  • Workout 5-6 days a week (including resistance training 3 times per week)
Reward: After committing to it for 1 month- I join the Wisconsin Athletic Club :] 
UPDATE:  I have worked harder these past couple of months than ever before!  I have a completely new found confidence in myself, because I am doing things I never thought I would be able to do.  I am so proud of myself!- something that I haven't been in years.  I haven't been completely on top of working out 5-6 days a week, but It is something that I am working towards being consistent with. 
  • Take the dogs for a daily walk.
Reward: Well behaved dogs! :] 
UPDATE:  I did a really good job with this goal in the beginning, however as it has been getting colder I have been slacking.  Besides... the chihuahuas can't really endure much of any extreme weather- I need a stinkin' lab or something!
  • Track & write down what I eat each day.
UPDATE:  This is a continuing struggle!  It seems so easy, but I seem to forget and/or not make time from day to day.  I need to just buckle down and DO IT!  I know that tracking what you eat is so important, especially during times of struggle!
  • No soda
Reward: Having teeth when I'm older :] 
 UPDATE:  Going wonderfully!
  • Blog each day about my weight loss journey!
Reward: My blogging friends inspirational comments & motivation! 
UPDATE:  Well.. I have done pretty well with this for the most part, other than my 2 weeks of being shamefully missing in action :(  But I am back on track!
  • Drink 6 8oz. glasses of water each day.
UPDATE:  Going great!
  • Eat 5 servings a day of fruits/vegetables.
UPDATE:  Yikes... hehe.  Definitely need to work on this one.  I'm usually getting between 2-4 servings.  Meal planning time!
  • Take a daily vitamin.
UPDATE: Good :]

Short-Term Goals:
  •   Lose at a rate of 1 and a half - 2 pounds a week.
UPDATE:  I have pretty much had a 2lb. consistent weight loss up until a couple of weeks ago where I really struggled.  I am back on track & am hoping for a great loss this week :]
  •   Lose 20 lbs. by November 3rd, 2009
Reward:  $50 Shopping spree (clothes) for every 20 lb. loss.

UPDATE:  I have lost 10.6 lbs, which means I have 10.4 more pounds to lose in about two weeks.  While this is achievable, I don't know that it is realistic.  We shall see!

Long-Term Goals:
  • Incorporate running into my daily workout routine. 
UPDATE:  I, for the first time since I was a child CAN RUN!!!  I started incorporating running into my workout about a month ago.  While listening to my ipod I run during all of the choruses.  It's a great workout & I am so proud of myself!
UPDATE:  I have a completely new and improved outlook on life.  I have been so much more positive and am beginning to learn to love myself.  This is an amazing milestone!  I know I have a long ways to go, but as long as I stay positive I know I will succeed! :]
  • Reach my goal weight of 155 lbs. by: April 14th, 2011 (my birthday)
Reward:  I couldn't possibly think of a greater reward than reaching this goal!  What a great gift it will be! 
I hope everybody has a wonderful day! :]


  1. I think I need to come and live with you! *laughs*

  2. Good job! Thanks for the updates! Falling off the wagon sucks, but congrats on jumping back on! It's a long road, but I know you can do it!! Keep pushing through!!

  3. Sounds like you're doing great!

  4. Love the update. You're doing great Katie!! You have set really great goals and I am excited to see you become an even healthier and more confident girl as you achieve your goals!

  5. I think you are doing great too! Thanks for the update...:-)

  6. Go you on the results! Nice one!
    I think I need to do that more often to, especially the short term ones that are easier to reach. And therefor give you more self confidence. Need to think about them......they could bring back some enthusiasm and determination back into my life.
    You set a good example for me. Thanks!

  7. Congratulations! You've worked hard for these goals. Good job :)

  8. Ooo. The water thing. I do good, then I don't. It's a big 'ole cicle. Hate it! I need to do so much better. Ugh.

    Bravo to you on the progress you've made!

  9. Hey Katie!
    Hope you're doing ok!
    Happy Halloween!

  10. Knock Knock! Is there anybody in there?

  11. Great goals and thanks for the honest responses about them!