Friday, January 6, 2012

A new beginning

Happy New Year everyone!

I'm determined to make 2012 my best year yet. It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and will hopefully include lots of changes for the better for me.

My resolution, like many, many others, is to lose weight this year - or to continue to lose weight. I have two goals:

#1. Lose twenty pounds by the summer.

This is a very feasible goal. I'm not trying to overreach myself by setting unattainable goals, like losing 50lbs by July - that's just a recipe for failure in my mind. 20lbs is doable. Very doable. Math is not my strong point, but let's break it down: 6 months until July 1st - that's 24 weeks. If I lost just one pound a week, I'll be at my goal and beyond. And of course there's wiggle room; some week's I might gain, but there are other weeks I may lose two or three pounds. So, -20lbs by July 1st for a total of -40lb and weighing 185lbs it is.

#2. Lose twenty more pounds by the end of 2012.

Same stats, same math. If I hit both of these goals I'll have lost a total of around 60lbs and will weight about 165lbs - a place I haven't been since probably since grade 8 or 9 :D

Anyway, let's take a look at this week's stats! The first weigh in of 2012 and I'm off to a good start:

Last week's weight: 206.2
This week's weight: 205.4

So, a .8lbs loss. Good not great, but better than a gain for sure. Aunt Flo is in town as well so I'm sure there's some bloat going on. I made it to the gym once, but I'm going to try for at least twice next week.

What are your new year's resolutions?


  1. Ariana these are great goals and I agree- very easy to achieve (I think you might surprise yourself and surpass the 40lb year end total!). I've set similar goals for myself both in 6 month increments and already took the first step by signing myself up for 3-day-a-week boot camp. (non traditional though, same tough exercises but no in your face yelling and women only). Tonight's my 3rd night, I'm sore but I'm already mentally feeling great about myself so I feel like I'm headed in the right direction!

    Looking forward to watching your progress and offering some virtual support! 2012 sounds like it is going to be a really exciting year!

  2. My goals are similar to yours as I want to lose weight in 2012. But was shooting for more of a 2 pound a week average. Hopefully it is doable, I really don't want to be disappointed.

  3. Thanks so much Lauren! Wouldn't it be great if I did end up losing more?? I'd love that but if not, I'd be more than happy with 40lbs.

    Congrats on signing up for the boot camp! I've taken similar classes, they totally kick my ass, but you're right, I always feel strong and mentally great afterwards!

    Good luck to you as well in 2012!

  4. I think it's totally doable as long as you stay on track! Good luck!