2013 Goals Check Up!

So here we are 1 week into 2013 and I decided I needed to sit and really focus on how I’ve been doing on my 2013 goals so far (crappy) and how I can make it better. 

To read my original post of my 2013 Goals, click here.

Attend at least one fitness class at my new gym each week – this will happen once my new gym actually opens. Until then, I’m stuck on the treadmill and the weight machines. First on the list will be spin, yoga and pilates!

Run a total of 1000 miles (average of 19.23 miles per week) – this starts TODAY! I can’t wait to start running again. Seriously. It’s been horrible being out of my running routine. I’m such a creature of habit that if I’m out of my daily routine, my body totally regresses because of all the junk I eat. Get this! Despite walking a TON at Disney World and Universal Studios, I’m FOUR POUNDS HEAVIER because I ate like crap! Granted, I’m sure my weight will return to normal by the end of the week because the scale wasn’t reflecting my weight on an average day, it was after eating out and eating horribly for several days. One day on vacation, I skipped breakfast, had Doritos as a mid-day snack, had Doritos again for lunch along with my Mickey Mouse cookies ‘n cream ice cream, and ate a cream cheese filled pretzel for dinner at about 11:30 that night. It was awful! Luckily my actual meals weren’t that bad the rest of the trip, but three nights in a row we ate dinner at 11pm, which is just terrible! Although it wasn’t just my food intake that was bad – a had at least 2 drinks a day while I was gone, plus when the Aggies played in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night, I drank an entire bottle of champagne. I should be ashamed but I’m not, I enjoyed it! 

So what I learned this week: Bad food + lots of sugary alcohol = gaining four pounds.

All this week, I’m detoxing by eating lots of fruits and veggies, some chicken and nuts for protein, and drinking a lot of water. Hopefully I’ll get rid of those four Disney pounds. Although I’m still making time for my wine during the Bachelorette premiere tonight!


Run at least three half marathons – so I was shopping around for half marathons when I wrote this, plus I was drinking (is anybody shocked? Yeah, me either. Hence the blog name), and I REALLY wish I would have written down the names of the half marathons I was interested in! Ugh! I’ll have to go back and do the work all over again. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for good half marathons in the Dallas area, I’m all ears!

Incorporate more weight lifting into my weekly workouts – This starts TOMORROW! Isn’t that we all say? But seriously, the Bachelor is tonight! Isn’t my run good enough for today?!

Work out at least 4 days a week – This has been a goal of mine for a while and very few weeks do I actually accomplish it. And while I think it’s unrealistic to think that I’ll work out four times EVERY week of 2013, I really hope I get to do it more often than I did in 2012.

Lose 8 pounds – Actually this is up to 12 pounds now, thanks to my stupid Disney weight. I’m going to sulk over a margarita later this week 🙂

Eat more fruits and vegetables – I’m totally accomplishing this this week! It’s part of my “Disney Detox” But overall, I hope to eliminate my French fry habit and replace it with healthier options.

Lower my sugar intake – I LOVE sugar (no wonder I love margaritas) but it really is terrible for you. Hopefully I can get ahold of this terrible habit quickly. Does anyone else struggle with this?

Eliminate fried foods – When I first started losing weight a couple years ago, I cut out French fries, but had dreams about them at night because I missed them so much. Sad, isn’t it. Luckily I’ve drastically cut them from my diet (by at least 75%) but I still run to them too often.

Drink more water – I think this is a great goal for anybody and everybody. We really don’t get enough water on a daily basis, so I’m trying to be more conscious about how much I drink. I’ve heard people say that after they drink the recommended amount of water for a few consistent days, they feel totally energized and happy. So maybe I’ll get a water high like runners get runner’s high?


Are you watching the Bachelor premiere tonight?
    – I am and you should too.

How do you detox from eating bad food?

What is your all-time favorite race?

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