It’s Possible – Hitting Those Health Goals in the New Year


Due to inclement holiday eating, I have decided today is my official “Day 1” of getting on a more healthy track.

And in order to do that, I’m utilizing a Christmas gift from one of my best friends to make a Health Journal slash Food Log for the New Year.

I did watch my food intake a little bit better yesterday since it was Sunday which is the real first day of the week; however, I couldn’t not help but have a few more holiday goods in the comfort of my mother’s home (and my childhood home) before heading back to reality.

I also weighed in between 156 and 157 pounds which is not only five pounds above holiday weight but nearly 15 pounds above my weight last December.. Granted last week I weighed 149 so for all of you feeling guilty about holiday eating out there give it a couple days of normalcy.

So, without further ado and with the acknowledgement that weight is clearly not a true measurement of health, my status:

Progress Pics: Front and side, December 2015.

Starting weight (SW): 156.5

Current weight (CW): 152.6

Goal weight (GW): 141

The main goal here is the watch my diet mainly by controlling portions and the urge to binge ALL. THE. TIME.

If I’m being honest, I’m a fairly decent eater on my own. I exercise – running and CrossFit, and the occasional swim. My running has taken a turn for the worst. I feel stronger thanks to CrossFit but the results are minimally visible. And I’m blaming diet.

And I should! We have all read that getting in shape and maintaining fitness is 20 percent in the gym and 80 percent what you eat.

In addition to my weight goal, I have three fitness-related goals for the New Year:

  1. Be able to front and back squat my body weight.
  2. Run another half marathon (and possibly a full!).
  3. Stop drinking.

I would like to achieve goals 1 and 2 by the end of 2016 and begin goal 3 starting as soon as the ball drops.

Which means I need to drink 1.5 bottles of wine that are sitting on my kitchen counter by Thursday.

And that’s The Way of Fit.

Food Log, 12/28:

Breakfast – Oatmeal with blueberries and a spoonful of PB, coffee with Splenda

Lunch – Turkey wrap on whole wheat tortilla with spinach, tomato, and mustard; grapes; 1 piece of Ferrero Rocher chocolate

Snack – Banana, coffee – black; oatmeal (instant this time)

Dinner – 1 egg over medium on top of 1/2 can of tuna mixed with 1/2 a diced avocado

Night – You guessed it… A glass of red wine.



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