Thursday, August 26, 2010

Update on Some Goals...

It is time to review some of the goals I set for myself when I started this blogging journey.  Within the last 24 hours, I have conquered TWO of them.  And yes, I feel like dancing like a crazy person because I'm so excited. Yay for results!!

Here are the goals as a refresher:


  • Lose 8 lbs (from starting weight on first blog post) by family reunion (August 28th)  Accomplished August 26th
  • Run 2.5 miles on treadmill (end of August)  Accomplished 2nd week in August
  • Hike Table Rock in the Grand Tetons 
  • Run a 5K  Accomplished August 25th
  • Run a 10K
  • Hike Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon  Accomplished August 21st
  • Lose 20 lbs
  • Lose 30 lbs
  • Lose 40 lbs
In one month, I have knocked out 4 goals.  This is WAY more than I ever could've hoped for.  I'm so excited!!  There is a slight chance I might even be able to cross one more off my list by the end of the month.  I am supposed to hike Table Rock tomorrow, but the weather looks kind of sketchy and just a few weeks ago they had 17 climbers get struck by lightning up there so I'm not willing to take that risk if the weather doesn't cooperate.  I'm still hoping that a miracle happens and the weather breaks and we are able to go.  I WANT to go so bad!  Last year my family all went without me because I was too out of shape to go.  Talk about a sad situation.  I refuse to let that be me again this year.  Come on weather...give me a break!!

Top of Table Rock with its impressive view.  I want to see this for myself!!
So, you can see above that I ran a 5K yesterday (with my hubby and no stopping to catch my breath or walking!!!) and then today I weighed in at exactly 160 lbs.  At the start of this blog, I weighed in at exactly 168 lbs which brings me to exactly 8 lbs lost.  The family reunion is tomorrow, so I'm pretty excited about reaching this goal.  I wasn't convinced it was going to happen.  Success!

It is so wonderful to see my hard work and dedication paying off.  Have there been slip ups?  Definitely.  But the whole "slow and steady" mindset is definitely paying off for me.  I'm so excited to reach my other goals!


  1. Way to go girl! You really rock at knocking out those goals. You will be down 40 pounds before you know it! Have fun this weekend and take lots of pictures!!!

  2. Awesome job hitting 4 goals already! Keep it up lady, you're doing great!!

  3. Way to go! It really is the best feeling in the world. Have fun at the reunion this weekend. My family is doing something similar, only its not really a reunion since we all live near each other. It involves canoes and beer - I'll probably have great stories. BTW - You're my very first follower so THANK YOU!! :-D

  4. Sounds like you're on the right track and making great progress. You'll be there sooner than you know it. Keep up the excellent work!!! - Don