My Progress

As I said on my recent post, I’m going to be tracking my progress towards getting in tip-top shape for my wedding this fall.

Here, I’ll list my goals and track my stats weekly. I’ll post food logs in my regular posts also. I even took before pictures, but I won’t frighten anyone with those – good motivation though!


  • By August 1, that 26 weeks from now, I would like to lose 8-10 pounds. This entails dropping fat and toning up.  While my current weight, which maxes out at 145#, is healthy for my height and I do have a good amount of lean body mass, I still would like to lean out for the big day.
    • 30 min+ HIIT (high intensity interval training) 1-2x per week
    • Other cardio (regular runs) 1-2x per week for total of 2-4 days of cardio per week
    • Strength training 3-4 days per week
      • Day 1: Lower body, core
      • Day 2: Chest, back, shoulders
      • Day 3: Biceps, triceps, core
    • Keep food journal 2-3 days per week
      • Based on my calculations based on height, weight, age and activity level:
        • 1800 calories on rest days
        • 2000 calories on workout days (or more, depending on the workout)
      • 50% carbs, 25% fat, 25% protein
      • Eat ~400 calories at breakfast and 350-400 calories per meal after (5 meals total per day)
      • Eat only every 3-4 hours (yes, 3 hours is a LONG time for me to go without eating!)
    • Drink 1-2 liters water in addition to tea and and other beverages
  • Really, whatever the number is on the scale, I would LOVE to be a size 4 or 6 instead of a 6 or 8. That is really my ultimate goal more so than the number.
  • Continue going gluten-free – this really does make my stomach feel SO much better and I do not get bloated when I don’t consume gluten.
  • Be more confident. I’ve always been kind of a shy person, so this is me breaking out. I’m about to have over 100 people with their eyes on me for the entire night… gotta work on confidence! Not really sure how to work on this, any ideas?
    • I do know that I want to find a hairstyle I love. Mine is a good start, but could use some help.
    • I need a good skincare regimen – I just started using Proactive and it burns my face and bleaches my towels… does this happen to anyone else?? I’m pretty sure I don’t want anything that bleaches towels on my face. I’m very open to suggestions here. I don’t get bad acne, just a few constant annoying pimples and bumps.
    • New wardrobe – I will use clothes as rewards for reaching my goals! But I also need a personal stylist…anyone interested?
    • Smile and say hi to every person I walk by.


January 31,2011

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 145#

BMI: 22.0 (normal)


One Response to “My Progress”


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