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Sunday, October 20, 2013

We have a Plan

Last week I was having a little pity party for myself because I'd had a bad few weeks and gained back most of the weight I'd lost. I had been feeling bored and lonely lately which lead me to overeat.  I felt like I was working my butt off working out, but was stalled out in terms of running and fitness. 

And then I got to thinking about it this weekend. I was making a classic mistake. I don't think I could phrase it better than Albert Einstein, so I'll just steal his words.....

Someone once said this to me: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

To get myself out of this rut I need to change something. But unlike I've done it the past, I can't just say "I want to change." I need to force myself to clearly define what I want to change and exactly how I want to change it. #goal #beachbody

So with the hope of publicly shaming myself into following through with these goals I am making them public.


Weight Loss: Lose 5 lbs by Thanksgiving

Fitness: Complete the first month of marathon training while building strength and staying injury free.

Personal: Find a new social activity and make a new friend

Weeks 1 & 2

Weight Loss: No eating snacks or dessert in front of the TV. 

Fitness: Complete all the runs on my training plan for the week. 1 upper-body, 1 lower-body, and 2 core strength sessions. PT exercises and foam rolling EVERY day. 

Personal: Research new volunteer opportunities or social groups. 

Weeks 3 & 4

Weight Loss: Pause 10 minutes before eating seconds.

Fitness:  Do at least 1 speed work session per week. Find and do new strength sessions. PT exercises and foam rolling EVERY day.

Personal: Go to a new social activity by myself.

What are your goals? What steps are you taking to accomplish them?


  1. Don't call it public shaming- call it public support- when others know your goals it helps hold you accountable but also opens you up for more support! You've got some great goals and breaking it down each week is helpful, focus on the little things! I'm doing the same thing right now too, it doesn't seem as daunting when they are smaller goals :) You've got it!

    1. I read your post with your clear step-by-step goals Laura, and it was one of the things that inspired me to do the same :)