Daily Bites and Friday Five: Fitness Edition


Today’s food choices, from upper right: Sargento reduced fat cheddar cheese stick; one egg omelet with a Kraft 2% milk singles slice and 3 slices of ready-cooked bacon; Trader Joe’s dark chocolate nibs; Rudy’s smoked ham and pinto beans; Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs in marinara with mozzarella cheese; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2.

I just ordered these badass kicks:

I’m going to start prepping for my 1 mile “Mosey” in these so that I can wear them the day I do the walk.  Yeah, it seems a bit much to buy a new pair of shoes for just a 1-mile walk, but these shoes are my reward for getting to my lowest adult weight in 20 years.  🙂  And if they help me achieve a goal, then even better.

Speaking of goals, let’s do the Friday Five.

Today’s Friday Five is an opportunity for me to share some of my fitness goals with you, dear readers.  Here are five fitness goals I have set for myself for the next year, in no particular order:

1.  To participate in a 5K the month of my birthday.  This gives me 6 months to get ready for it.  I don’t care if I have to walk it really fast, I want to finish one.

2.  To start taking yoga classes to increase my flexibility and strength.   I don’t know what style of yoga to begin with–there are so damn many kinds!

3.  To get into the gym at least twice weekly to ride the recumbent bike at least 25 miles each time.  I’ll work up to 20 miles by aiming for 5 miles at first and working my way up from there.

4.  To get back into a strength training routine.  About a year and a half ago, I had a great one and I let some jackass at my last gym derail my progress with some very hurtful and snarky words.  I’ve since changed gyms, and still remember my routine.  I’m confident I can start it up again, but I just need to start.

5.  To take water aerobics classes again.  I have done this before and have really enjoyed it each time.  I’ve got to carve the time out of my schedule for them, because this is something I need to do for myself.

2 responses to “Daily Bites and Friday Five: Fitness Edition

  1. I enjoy following your progress and reading your daily blog. I look forward to seeing notification if your new blog postings in my inbox. I commend you for setting these fitness goals early in your journey- I had my surgery Valentines Day last year and had about 85 ponds to lose; to date I’ve lost about 72 of those pounds without exercise and just now incorporating it into my lifestyle . I wish you the very best on your journey and please keep up your daily postings .

    • Thanks Michele! Writing every day is therapeutic for me, and it also holds me accountable to myself, especially since I post what I eat each day.

      As for the fitness goals, I have so much to lose that I know I won’t lose it all simply through eating less. I also want to get my muscle strength back that I’d worked so hard to build up about 2 years ago–I had been going to a trainer at my old gym and had great progress with my lifting (I could leg press 200+ pounds!) but I let some asshole get into my head and I stopped going. Now I’m at a new gym where seeing people doesn’t happen real often (it’s one of those where you go whenever you want since they’re open 24/7) so I can work in solitude.

      Thanks for the well wishes! I am glad that someone is reading and gets something out of my writing. 🙂

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