Welcome to the 2012 chapter of the Ms. Marvel Project!
And I must say, this project is even more sorely needed now than it was when I started this blog. Apparently the combination of being sick for two weeks (thus being unable to exercise) plus all the holiday activities (too much food) has resulted in me gaining a few pounds and feeling out of shape. So things are beginning anew, and I’m planning to work hard over the next few months to meet my goals.
New starting weight: 146.8
Ultimate goal weight: 130
First mini goal: 143 by the end of January
This time last year I was 10 pounds lighter, and I guess this is a testament to the fact that my metabolism is not what it used to be in my younger days. I suppose that happens to everyone, but I’m determined to get things back into a “good” zone and make myself healthier.
So far this week, I’ve worked out twice:
– On Tuesday I woke up at 6:30 and used my new Just Dance 3 on the Wii to work out for 40 minutes. It was tons of fun, but I was NOT feeling good about waking up so early. I had very little energy and had to sit down a few times. I need more sleep to function well for sure.
– On Wednesday I made my triumphant return to the office gym during lunch. I haven’t been back there in a few months, focusing mostly on home workouts or weekend gym workouts, but it was sort of nice to break up the day by burning a few calories and listening to music. It was some much needed “me” time.
Tomorrow and Sunday I’m hoping to go to the gym with D and really get things into gear.
I’ve got myself a new workout notebook for tracking and I’m ready to do this.
Do you have any fitness goals for the new year? How are you staying motivated?