Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fitness Goals

I’m hoping to lose another 6-8 pounds by the end of November and 12-16 pounds total by Christmas. 

If I can do that, I will be at a weight again where it will be a lot easier for me to walk and do things physically.  I had a goal with this 30 day challenge of walking every day for a while and I have found that it wasn’t as realistic as I hoped.  I figured even a little bit of walking is better than none.  Unfortunately, I found that wasn’t true.  It was really easy for me to overdo it.  My back could handle walking two days in a row.  The first day hurt, and the second day hurt even worse.  The third day, however, was sheer torture.  I have realized that I was trying to do too much too soon with the exercise.  Again. 

I have to take rest days between two day chunks at the very least or my back goes into spasms.  Why is it that I seem to think I am superwoman and can do more than I really ought to?  Sigh. 
If I can get enough of the heavy weight off my bones, I should be able to exercise more easily without it hurting so damn much.  So, I will be modifying my TDC next month and for December to reflect being a little easier on myself—attempting four days of walking each week, so that I have some rest periods and don’t kill my back.  Come January, though, I should be able to add in more activity and get working on my fitness goals in a broader way.

Shoot—if I can make my Christmas time weight loss goal I will be down to the weight I was when I started training for my walk across America back in 2008.  So I KNOW I can kick ass at that weight.  I’m looking forward to it!