An Update

So, this year hasn’t started off as great as I was hoping.  I’m still losing, but it’s been much slower going than I would have liked.  My weight loss has been like that, so I’m not too concerned.  I think I can get back on the 2 pounds/week rate pretty soon here.  I should finally get out of the 220s next weigh-in.

As far as my other goals…I haven’t really done that push-ups thing yet.  I can do more push-ups though, since I have been doing push-ups every now and then and the workout class I do works on arm strength.  I wanted to get into P90X also, which I have sorta been doing with the class I have been going to.  Unfortunately I can only go to it once a week since it falls at the same time as my work, but c’est la vie.  I fell out of going to the gym and walking regularly for a couple weeks there and I’ve just started to get back on that bandwagon.  Hopefully I don’t fall off again.  Losing weight is always a struggle.  The struggle doesn’t end just because you’ve reached your goal.

2012 Goals

Here’s the write-up I’ve been promising on my goals for the new year.  I still have a piece in the works on hitting my 2011 goal.  I’m also probably going to do some site maintenance in the next week or so to reflect my efforts moving forward.

First, I want to lose 40 pounds by June.  If I keep up with my 2 pounds/week pace I tried to maintain last year I should not have any trouble making that goal.  There are 23 weeks from January 1st to June 3rd, so that gives me a little wiggle room in which to make that goal.

Second, I want to start weight training and working on upper body strength.  To accomplish this, first I want to start doing push-ups on a regular basis.  Awhile ago someone pointed me towards the one hundred push-ups a day program.  That program has you doing 100 consecutive push-ups in a day within 6 weeks.  I would just like to be able to do 100 push-ups in a day by the summer, but I’ll follow the program.  I’m also going to see about taking a weight-training class at the gym.

Third, I’ve been really enjoying the yoga workouts that I have.  I’d like to increase the regularity of yoga into my regular workout routine.  Also, I’d like to go to an actual studio at least once before the summer.  Mainly it’s just difficult to tell if I am doing the poses correctly when I’m doing the workout privately in my own home.

Fourth, this isn’t really a goal, but I also want to start taking measurements as part of my weekly weigh-in record.  Probably my waist and my belly, the two main targeted areas that I’m trying to flatten.  I might think of other areas too.  I don’t know how to get body fat percentage either, or else I would add that too.

Fifth, this is also not a goal, but I was originally planning to start P90X training this year.  However, it is way more expensive to get the DVDs then I thought it would be, so I’m going to hold off on that.  Maybe next year when I hopefully have a full-time paying job!  Instead I ordered a Jillian Michael’s ab workout video.  I really like her Yoga Meltdown video, so I hope the ab workout one is just as good.