Thursday, October 01, 2009
Well, I have been comtemplating realistic goals for October and I believe I have finally come to my conclusion. My goals are as follows:
-Do cardio at least 3 times per week
-Do full body lifting at least twice per week
-Get into at least one fitness class per week, more as time goes to prevent boredom with exercise
-Lose 1 lb a week at least to stay on track for my goal for the new year
-Get at least 7 hours of sleep 5 days per week
-Only drink booze (besides maybe a beer or glass of wine with dinner if I have the permitted calories to do so) 1 night per week, and not at all on drill weekend. This will probably be the hardest goal to keep.
-On the nights that I do drink more heavily, try to stick to light vodka and cranberry or club soda or something similar- and don't munch out afterward!
-If I reach the 135 mark this month (currently 140) I will reward myself with a massage when I get back from next month's (military) training.
I think that about sums it up. I want to do really good this month because I am going to be gone the first two weeks of November to Kansas for WLC (Warriors Leadership Course-Army). It is nearly impossible to eat a low calorie diet during military training! The MREs that they feed you for lunch have over 1000 calories! It serves a purpose when you are overseas and may only get one meal a day, but when you are eating three meals a day it is ridiculous! Also, they make you do physical fitness 6 or 7 days a week, but it isn't like boot camp (or so I've heard), and the workout is much lighter than what I would assign myself on a typical workout day. I asked a friend who has attended if you can bring your own food, and he told me no. So I am a little worried about it, but I figure if I do well enough this month, perhaps I can make up for the unavoidable pitfalls of next month. Wish me luck!