~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Why am I Doing BFL?

My over arching reasons...

  • To learn how to balance my protein, carb and fat intake. Since I don't eat much meat I know I have been eating too many carbs. I also know I use the excuse , "but it's a good fat", a little too often.
  • To develop a workout discipline that will allow me to make significant gains and lean muscle mass and significant losses in body fat. Not that I ever plan on entering a Miss Olympia tournament, but for the longest time I have wanted to have muscle definition; and a bit more than the average woman would be grand!
  • To follow a plan that's sole focus is not on the food I eat. I do find the BFL food plan to be restrictive, especially since I can't have dairy and most of the food I eat is considered a carb. But it will force me to think about what I eat, develop new strategies for meal planning and examine my desire to avoid meat.

My immediate reasons...
  • To kick start my lazy ass into do something about how fat it is! Seems harsh but it is true!
  • To lose weight. I know that really isn't the focus of BFL but I also know enough about human physiology to know that at 240 pounds, eating right and working out is going to make the weight start falling off. I also think that with BFL, I will develop habits that will make that weight loss continue past the 12 week period.
My goals for this 12 weeks...
  • Get down to a weight of 205. I really want to be 200 but I think that is an unrealistic goal. Losing two pounds a week, I would hit 211. I also think goals should be set a hair higher than you think you are capable of achieving. As you have probably read in my previous post, I am a scale hater, so if I don't hit the exact number I want, I will survive. I don't know what to expect measurement wise so I chose not to try to come up with a measurement goal. However, if I can get into the the stack of pants in the top of my closet at the end of 12 weeks I will be ecstatic.
  • Start training for a 5K. Right now I am doing a modified version of Couch to 5K but by the end of this challenge I want to begin an official training program. I want to finish the Autism Society Walk in May in under 45 minutes and I want to finish the Breast Cancer walk in October in under 30 minutes.
My goals for the rest of this year
  • I want to run a 7 minute mile.
  • I want to look so hot at my hubby's Christmas party people wonder if he got remarried! LOL
  • I want to be in a size 14 and have to buy a whole new wardrobe for Christmas.
  • I want to complete one more BFL Challenge, officially this time.

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