Monday, January 5, 2015
Inching closer to the goal
As we all trudge forward into another glorious year, I felt like this picture was a perfect mindset to start off the year. I wrote a piece( for The Journey) called Ho-Ho-Hold On that hit on the New Years Resolution phenomenon..ALL those bodies in the gym...but it was about then that too...it was about taking those small steps towards the bigger goal. What a perfectly named site right, The JOURNEY because that IS what it is all about.
I decided this year to try something different. I've talked about accountability, and that is SO important, but what have I really put at stake? What measurable goals have I shared with you? None. How do you know how I am doing other than through these fabulous updates? You don't. How do I really know? I don't. and that isn't fair...to you, or to me. So this year I am laying it all out there.
It has been a rough few weeks. This hip pain has only gotten worse, so I am FINALLY going to see another doctor and see what we can do. My hubby is having a similar problem, so there has to be something more to it all then just an overworked hip flexor muscle. I am excited about our appointments because we are meeting with a very accomplished kinesiologist and will both be getting full work ups...nutrition, blood work, alignment, everything. It has been hard with all this pain to even walk sometimes, so I am DEFINITELY not at a happy place on the scale...but even that doesn't matter. The goal is to get there. The goal is to see what I am doing to my body and correct the things that aren't working properly.
All that being said...it's time to look at hard numbers. I am a vain person. I have NEVER posted numbers like this before, but I think in order to make it sink in for myself...I need to be as honest as possible with myself...and with you, so here it goes.
As of this morning, Monday 1/15/15:
Weight: 131 (not since I was preggers have I hit this number)
How do I set a goal from here? Inch wise I have no idea...less is better I guess, right?!?! weight wise, I am at the high end of normal for my height...so I would like to drop at least 10. Not a huge amount, but they always say the last 10 are the hardest. I have my work cut out for me. I will keep you posted, and will update the numbers once a month. I will let you know what the new doc says too...I am excited to see how my inner workings are doing. I think I will be in for a shock. The general stuff is good, that I know from having them done in November (cholesterol, BP, etc), this will go into things like thyroid and liver function, general nutrition, etc.