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My 8 Week Fitness Challenge Goals

I am participating in Countdown From 50’s 8 Week Fitness Challenge (< go there for the details and to sign up!!)

Basically it consists of 8 weeks of varying fitness, eating and motivation challenges to kick your butt into shape. It starts SUNDAY.

Our first homework assignment is to come up with attainable and realistic goals to shoot for during the 8 weeks, and in the long run….. so……….

I want arms like this

Image

Toned, not BULKY, feminine, pretty…..

I don’t want my thighs to touch. I want to be able to wear a denim mini skirt without feeling self conscious, or rubbing myself raw in the process…. I want lean legs. I have short legs, and want them to look longer, leaner…

like this:

lean-legs-tight-butt

 

HELL If I could gear toward something like this:

fitcurvyI’d be a happy camper 🙂

But really……

My long term goals are as follows-

Lose 50 lbs (I am at 195 right now, I would like to hit 145)

Run a half marathon (December 1st is the Space Coast Marathon/Half, my goal for this year, it’s a big one, since it’s a DESTINATION race to my beautiful homeland in Florida)

And be able to do this pose:

Makes my mouth water...

Makes my mouth water…

Whew!!!

Is it hot in here??? (That is so damn cool I can NOT get over it)

 

Anywhoo…. my Short term goals are….

By the end of 8 weeks:

…I will have lost 20 pounds. At 4 weeks, if I am not around -10#, I will revise whatever it is I’m doing…

…I will have my fitness time down to a habit and not a chore. I enjoy exercising now, and want to channel that positivity toward a routine, NO EXCUSES!

…I will be eating healthier (I can’t WAIT for the garden to mature! For Farmer’s Markets! For FRESH, IN SEASON veggies!!!) and making healthy choices all the time, instead of gorging and glugging away my hard-earned work…

… I will be able to run a 5k without going into cardiac arrest, or exploding from every orifice of my body….

… I will be a motivation to others to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and serve as an ambassador to healthy living!

 

All attainable, and realistic.

READY FOR SUNDAY!!!!!!! I am excited. I think…….. maybe….. I will post some before pictures of my wonderfully hot bod….
braille

 

Maybe…… 😉

 

Run For Those Who Can’t

I have about 5 loads of laundry on my bed right now to fold and put away. They stand between me and sleep. But instead I type.

I am Sarah, a twenty-something year old LPN student ready to change my life for the better. As a soon-to-be Public Health Figure, I need to examine some aspects of my lifestyle and make healthier choices to get in shape, both inside and out, to serve as a positive role model to others.

(And I can’t wait for my husband to go all Animaniacs on me….)animaniacs-hello-nurse-150x150

I’ve taken care of a lot of people in my short healthcare career, many with debilitating diseases. I think of how they depend on me for everything, even something as simple as moving around in bed. I’ve gotten so lazy that I have a pile of stuff next to the hallway leading upstairs and when it gets too obnoxiously in the way I trudge my fat ass up the 15 or so steps to put the belongings where they belong. Embarrassing, I know, given many of my patients would give anything to stand, or walk, let alone graciously climb a full flight of stairs.

So, I run for those who can’t.

I’m making a list of all the runs and walks supporting various diseases, pledging to help raise awareness while I exercise my body. If you are interested, here are some links to their events. Find an event in your area and run in honor of someone who can’t!

ALS Walk

Multiple Sclerosis 

March of Dimes 

Muscular Dystrophy

Breast Cancer

Alzheimer’s Association 

Cystic Fibrosis

These are races or walks I have researched so far. If anyone has other organizations they would like me to add, please let me know!

Has anyone participated in any of these events? Please share your motivating stories!

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