June 8, 2015

Goals: Getting and Staying Thin

You have heard that quote that strong is the new skinny right?

Right now I need to just get skinny to get strong. I am all for women getting in the weight room and conquering all. But as for me in starting a fitness journey after surgery, I just want to drop a few pounds in some areas and then I can talk strengthening. 

(For those of you who don't know I had my left ACL repaired after tearing that and my MCL and LCL--ligaments in your knee)

I am telling myself right now that the only limits in life, are the ones you make. I need to stop limiting myself and meet my goals for me. 

I need to be confident, accomplished, and happy. Right now, getting in shape and getting the body I feel comfortable in will do that for me.

In setting goals for my fitness, I know I can succeed. These goals will be important when I am down and forget why I started in the first place. I will remember not only the superficial goals of getting the body I want, but the deeper goals. Your health=wealth. In getting into better shape and losing a few pounds, I will improve my confidence, lifestyle, and be less prone to serious health conditions.

Here are my superficial goals:

In order to accomplish this, I am making a plan. I am make an eating plan, a sleeping plan, a workout plan, and a stretching plan. I am taking the time to make me, me. I think this has been what has failed me in the past is that I did not dedicate the time to getting in shape. 

I mean really, you see those workouts that say "how to lose belly fat fast" or "get sexy legs in just 15 minutes in your day." Yeah no. Losing weight and getting in shape take time.

Right now I work long shifts three days a week. My plan is to do basic exercises at home those days that will look something like this:
3 sets of 15 squats/lunges
3 sets of two ab workouts
3 sets of two arm workouts with light weights.

My non work days which are 4 days of the week will have days that something like this:
30-40 minutes cardio
2 days will focus on shoulder, triceps/biceps, and back
2 days will focus exercises on abs, legs, and butt

So I guess here is to me on my new health journey!
Wish me luck!


  1. You go, girl! You got this :) let me know if you need buddy system motivation!

  2. Good luck - I'm in the same boat, now that I've got more free time with summer break here. Those goals are certainly attainable :)

  3. Great stuff Lauren! I'm on a constant health kick and I promise it's COMPLETELY worth it. Good luck!

  4. good luck on accomplishing your goals, it sounds like a good plan.

  5. Good Luck!! What a great way to outline your goals and how you will achieve them. I think everyone gets to a point where they realize enough is enough and really start to prioritize their health. I'm right there with you, so let's help keep each other motivated! :)


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