Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Top Five - Fitness Goals for 2013 and Beyond

Ok, ok, I have been a lazy blogger . . . I have three drafts waiting to be finished and published.  I am just going to do that over the next few days.

So first off, my friends Dani & Jo also have blogs, and they have been doing these "Top Five" lists on Fridays.  I am going to join them.

A couple of weeks back the topics was "Fitness Goals for 2013 and Beyond".  I made my list and now I am finally getting around to posting.

5.  Record my weight loss goals and progress

I have the WW app and Etools, and at each meeting on Saturdays I record my weight.  I also reset my starting weight to match what I weighed when I went back to WW on November 17 (314.8).

What I need to do now is take some pictures of me, and then continue to do this every month or two.  I also want to take my measurements and record those as well.

4.  Set up the Wii for my fitness related games

This summer, right before I broke my ankle, I bought two fitness games for the Wii.  The first was EA Sports Active 2 (which came with monitors/bands that you place around your thigh and upper arm) and The Biggest Loser Challenge.

I want to get everything set up so that I can actually use these two games on my brother's Wii console.

3.  Join a gym or fitness facility

When I lost the weight on WW the first time I walked to and from work everyday from spring until fall.  When the weather started to get cooler, about a year after I started attending meetings, I joined Spa Lady.  Every morning I would go to the gym for some cardio or weights or both.

When I moved to Calgary my hours had changed, and I found it difficult to work out my fitness schedule.  Then I got a bad cold, missed a couple of weeks, and lost my really nice gym shoes.  I ended up cancelling my membership.  I feel the lack of exercise played a huge part in me gaining back almost all of the weight I lost.

My aunt (and sometimes ride to work), belongs to Gold's Gym with my uncle.  We could go together in the mornings before work.  Dani and I also discussed membership at the Y so we could do Aquasize classes together.

I am just not sure what I want to do.  I don't feel ready to make a commitment.  Maybe I should just try out the different options for a bit and see what works.

2.  Use the recumbent bike while watching TV

I love watching TV.  After a long day at work, all I want to do is relax with my favourite characters.  My brother bought a new TV, and then he moved his recumbent bike out of his room and set it up in front of the new TV.

There is no excuse, I just need to get off my lazy ass and start by doing 15min every evening.  I even have my exercise shoes right there by the bike ready to go.

1.  Plan and track my exercise

Most of all I need to set up a plan to get moving, even if it is just a little bit each day.  I also want to buy the new WW pedometer so that I can track my steps.  Every small effort will help.


  1. Hooray! And welcome to Friday's Top Five!

    These are excellent goals, and all are totally achievable. Take heart in knowing that we're all in the same boat...... we know what to do, but now we just need to do it.

  2. You can do it...can't wait to hear of your success!

  3. Yes yes yes! These are all great steps! I love my pedometer! I even use it as my wake-up alarm now. And recording everything is sooooo helpful. you can really see trends and where you need to make changes when you can see a whole week or month at a glance.

    I use and a spread sheet that I created to track my blood sugars.