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I’m not ready for summer.  I’m not ‘bathing suit ready’.  I haven’t met my ‘Hit goal weight’ goal for myself, even though it’s been 9.5 months since I made that goal.  At 8 pounds a month (2 pounds per week), I should have hit it a while ago.  But, I didn’t.  Honestly?  I’m probably about the same weight I was when I made that goal.  Never mind that I’ve been up & down and up & down all year.  I’m on the way down now.  And summer’s just started.  So it’s time to get going.

Yes, I realize that I am not going to hit goal weight by mid-August.  But, I can get closer to that point than I ever have, right?  I owe at least that to myself.

I’ve got big plans for this summer, too.  And they all involve getting in shape.

My goals:

  • July 30:  Compete in a half Ironman distance AquaBike
  • August 19:  Goal comes due — I really need to be closer than I currently am
  • September 18:  Sprint distance Nautica Malibu Triathlon.  Last year, I placed 6th in my group (Athena — women over 160 pounds or something like that).  I want to get onto that podium this year — that means at least 3 minutes off my time from last year

So, what am I going to do to make sure that I meet those goals?

  • Stick to the triathlon training plan that I’ve made for swimming, biking & running
  • Between 2 and 4 days of weight / body sculpt training in the gym per week.  Just today I increased it from 3 to 4 days (snap decision when buying more sessions with one of my trainers) per week.  My classes at the gym will end in about 4 weeks — not sure if I’ll re-up with the gym or get more sessions with the trainer
  • Start up the Triathlon Weight Loss Challenge
Wait, what?  You don’t know what the Triathlon Weight Loss Challenge is?  It all started last year, the same time.  The same reasons exist this year:
  • I need to lose weight
  • I need to raise money for the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon
Why not combine them?  So, starting on June 1, for every pound I lose, I will donate $10 to my fundraising fund for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.  And, since my company matches funding, as long as I lose more than 5 pounds, there will be $20 going to sick kiddos for every pound I lose.  I’m not selfish enough to NOT lose weight!

So here it is:  June 1 weight was 210.6 pounds.


About TresLaLa

I'm really just a thin girl with a lot of extra padding...

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