It's not that I "hate" the way I look now. I think I look good! I think I've come very far and if this was as far as I could possibly go, then I would accept that. I would be content with myself and maintain what I have accomplished. BUT I know without a doubt, this isn't as far as I can go, this isn't the BEST I can be! I can do better! I can push myself harder! I know I have the drive and determination to improve my body even more! I want to be able to post a picture of myself in a itty bitty bikini and think "dam I'm hot"! I want to have tight 6 pack abs (never in my life did I think that was possible, not this almost 40 year old Mom of 3, Grandma to 1! BUT I DO now)! I want to have more energy than I ever have and I want muscles! YES I love muscles! Muscles are so Sexy! I want to be Sexy!
And so I'm going to step it up a notch! NO! Several notches! I'm going to kick my own butt like I've never kicked it before! I'm going to go full blown with clean eating. No more 50/50!
I can do this!
Today I weighted in at 173 lbs! I've gained some weigh over the last year, however me today at 173lbs wearing a size 10 is totally different than me 2 years ago at 173lbs wearing a size 14-16! What a difference muscle makes! BUT I still have a lot of fat on top of that muscle! I'm going to burn that fat away to reveal those sexy muscles! I don't have a "goal weight" in mind, but I need to lose a good 30+ lbs and I need to drop my bodyfat %!
You may be thinking "how is she going to do that:"? Like I said I'm going to eat 100% clean! For those of you that aren't familiar with clean eating, the basics are as follows...
Clean Eating Basics
•Eat small meals every two to three hours (5 to 6 small meals per day)
•Combine lean protein and complex carbs at every meal
•Avoid all over-processed and refined foods (especially white flour, white rice, and sugar)
•Avoid saturated and trans fat, instead consume healthy fats
•Avoid soda and other sugary juices and drinks
•Avoid high-calorie, zero nutrient foods (junk food)
•Eat proper portion sizes
•Drink at least a gallon of water every day
So NO pre-packaged meals (sorry Smart Ones and Lean Cuisine), NO white pasta or potatoes, NO low-calorie cookies or cakes, NO sugary juices! Just clean whole foods like chicken, lean beef, brown rice, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, apples, oranges and water! LOTS of water! :)
I'm going to continue my training with my husband. Thank goodness I have him! He has taught me so much and pushes me to do my best! It helps that he was a personal trainer (a very good one if I might add) and knows what he's doing. It feels good to have a spouse who cares about how he looks as much if not more than I do! Makes things so much easier that we are both on the same track.
My goal is to lose 2-3 lbs a week. I'm going to weigh myself every Saturday morning and will share the results here on my blog. I also plan on sharing pictures of my progress.
That is my Goal for 2011! Call it a New Year's Resolution (first one I've ever made)! I AM going to do this! I know I can! I'm willing to give 100% to MYSELF!
You CAN Too! Join me in becoming the "BEST" you can be! What are your 2011 Goals?