Post # 1
Hey ladies! So, it seems like when it’s time for the wedding, it’s standard for brides-to-be to want to lose weight. Hell, it’s expected. I’m guilty of this – I would like to get back to my pre-relationship body that was about 18 pounds lighter. However, I think with our obsession with weight loss, sometimes we get a little too focused on the scale, and ignore that we’re getting stronger, healthier, more flexible, etc. So, I’d like to create a pact that rewards our work regardless of that last 5, 10, 20 pounds. Goals that mean more than the number on the scale. And goals that begin sustainable lifestyle changes, that enourage us to keep going after we’ve hung up the dress.
So, by my wedding day, my goals are to:
-eat clean(er) – only 1 treat per day (right now “treats” are 50% of my diet)
-do 50 real push-ups (right now I can barely do 15 “girl” push-ups)
-run 2 miles nonstop (I can’t do 1 lap right now)
-be at my pre-relationship flexibility (I’d probably hurt myself if I tried doing some of the yoga poses I used to be able to do)
Share your goals, ladies, and let’s check in every week to see how we do!
Post # 3
I personally never bother with the scales – there is one kg difference between my biggest weight and my fittest weight because all my fat just turns to muscle!
But my ultimate goals is to enjoy fitness – to not go to the gym because I feel fat, but because I want to!!
To try to improve my cardio so that I can run for half an hour straight.
Post # 4
This is a great goal! I’m married to my scale, and probably shouldn’t be. Good for you for going scale-less!!
Post # 5
Awesome. I’ll join 🙂
I want to get more leaned out. I want to have beast arms so i have a little bigger biceps and get some tricep muscle which really isn’t there right now.
The love handles need to go…
And i wanna be able to run 5 miles non stop ( i am currently at 2 miles)
Also want to be more consistent and go 5 days a week every week.
I only eat one carb a day now, usually for dinner, i want to cut my cheese intake.
Post # 6
@abirdword: You should come up with a name for the pact so we can check in and keep each other motivated.
Post # 7
@sunnywoods: hmm…good idea, I’ll have to think about it. Right now I’m considering “Scaleless Fitness Pact”, but if anyone has anything better, I’m open to suggestions.
Post # 8
I thought I was a push up machine, but then I read the New Rules of Weightlifting for Women and realized my pushups were wrong form ( ie, elbows out, not in, not going down far enough) and doing “real” pushups almost killed me. I can only do about 10 real ones and I am still not going down as far as I should (the book says 2-4 inches off the ground and I’m more like 6-8). I never did “girl” pushups because my sadistic gym teacher never taught us that so I have just been doing wrong pushups for the last 20 years. What a bitch.
So yeah, being able to do 50 real pushups is a goal of mine as well. I was also thinking I was such a badass doing pullups and then I realized they were cheaters’ pull ups (jumping start so when you pull yourself up you’re already halfway there, supposed to start from a dead hang). So, I’d like to be able to do at least 5 ‘real’ pullups. Also, I’d like to deadlift my own weight for repeated reps, and do 40 kettlebell swings in one minute (my best is 30 and I felt like I was going to die).
For food goals stop my dependence on (grain) carbs! I have been eating much cleaner but sometimes I just have a hunger that cannot be stopped by lean protein or veggies. I swear, my body feels like it needs bread, cereal, or crackers to quell the hunger. And, I have fallen off the water wagon and need to get back on. Today is a new day!
Post # 9
You should set up a My Fitness pal account. It awesome! You can add me for support if you wish same user name as on here. 🙂 It helps you keep track of all of those goals. 🙂
Post # 10
This is a great goal! I’m totally in. I know that I am defintely guilty of being attuned to the numbers on the scale more than the proof in the mirror.
So my fitness goals are going to be:
-keep up with my Paleo Diet (I’ve been falling off the bandwagon here and there) and say NO to grains and dairy and YES to fruits, veggies, nuts & proteins.
-do 5 real pull ups. I can only do 10 assisted at 1/2 my body weight right now.
-run 3 miles in 30 min.
-do 20 real push ups. I’ve been doing the girl version, I can do about 30 of these right now but I tried it the real way and almost died…
-Keep up my trianing for the Tough Mudder in October.
-Complete the Tough Mudder in October. And kill it.