Forgive the netball analogy. I watch so much of the bloody game all year...
One of the preseason tasks was to set our goals. 1 Month. 3 Month. 6 Month. 12 Months. With a "How will I get there" for each.
When I initially wrote them out, I was quite modest with my weight loss goals. And probably a bit vague about how:
1 month - lose first 2 kg
Following exercise and nutrition plan
3 months - lose 6 kg total
Be exercising every day as a habit.
Exercise and nutrition plan.
6 months -lose 10 kg total -
Fit back into size 12-14 clothes.
Yep - that exercise and nutrition plan.
12 months - lose 15kg total - that last tricky 5 kg
Back into a Size 12.
I know many others have incorporated a physical challenge as well, but I'm not sure what. I know that I can do long bike rides. I've done a 2km 'ocean' swim (Coffs Harbour Jetty Swim). OK, I haven't done a triathlon, or a marathon, but, having tried running and having to pay too much in chiropractic to fix me up each time, I'd already decided that I really do have to stick to non-impact exercise.
That could well change I guess. If (I mean WHEN) I end up 15kg lighter, then it's a lot less weight impact on my joints, and lower back, isn't it? It's just with the back, and more recently the joint issues I've had, I'm really having to be a bit careful.
There's always a big long walk! Anyone want to climb a mountain with me? Oxfam trail walk?
Or we could get back into our canoeing...
Anyway - back to the modest goals. I'm wondering if I'm not aiming high enough... I tend to operate like this - the old - 'aim low' and anything on top of that is a bonus' - which probably isn't a good thing.
If I was completely honest with myself, I really would like to lose those 10kg by the end of the 12 weeks.
I'm going to see what my Wednesday weigh-in brings. If I've managed to lose another 1 kg just doing preseason with pretty much just the virtuous eating, then I think I can really up the ante with the program proper, and revise those goals.
Yesterday I managed to do NO EXERCISE. (I'm checking back on what sort of excuse the cricked neck I woke up with would be!) However I did very well with the eating, so I'm not beating myself up too much about it. Yet another day of restrained virtuosity where it hit me again just how much I would normally be scoffing. Honestly, it's a wonder I'm not another 10-20kg heavier... Rather than being cheesed that I had still slowly put on weight despite all the bike riding etc, I should be thankful that 'all that riding' has saved me from totally blowing out.