Something that motivated me 2 years ago was a goal of looking smokin hot in a bikini in Vegas for our Anniversary Trip to UT, Las Vegas, and CA, and the rewards I planned along the way. And I totally did drop his jaw in Vegas in September. So I decided that I needed to do that again. All with the goal of looking smokin hot in a bikini on the beach in FLORIDA! I love road trips! And it will be The Babe’s first!
We are taking a summer road trip to Panama City in June to visit The Hub’s younger sister Camilla, and meet his youngest brother there after he graduates! I am so excited! I’ve only been to FL once before, when I was 15. I was chubby, going through that ugly phase and after seeing photos of myself after the fact I struggled with body image issues for a while. I still struggle to this day…but having lost all that weight 2 years ago only to put it back on has made me realize that I need to change my way of thinking in order to change my body, and finish what I start.
And I’ve also committed to a Virtual Ironman, and I joined a Ragnar Team! So I did alter my race calendar a bit to take into account the training program for the Ragnar. I have wanted to do a Ragnar for a while now…ever since I heard what it was! And I have taken the full marathon off the table this year. If I do get to do it…I’d be really excited. But I think this year needs to be different. I tend to over-commit myself and want to do too much. So I am picking a few things and focusing on them.
So here are my short-term goals and rewards (You can follow my progress to the left on My Fitness Pal!
5 pounds – My great start! Reward: A Fitbit Force (or Flex…I’m undecided). To keep me motivated, and help me track all my hard work for the training needed for this year. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!
15 pounds – My You-kick-butt Reward: New running shoes. I know I will need them this year! I looooooove my Mizuno Mushas. They are the most amazing shoe I’ve ever met. I must acquire more.
20 pounds – My Half-way there reward: A Spa day. I have a gift card for a massage from Christmas from the Hubs. So I will do a mani/pedi that day too and just reeeeeeelax.
30 pounds – My Almost there reward – A race medal & bib rack…to remind myself of all of my awesome accomplishments.
40 pounds – My Congrats baby you did it! Reward: A smokin hot bikini…and some new clothes! To remind me that I will never need my “fat clothes” again. Ever. This is the goal I hope to achieve by the end of May…so that I get to take all of those cute clothes on the road with us!
I am excited about this journey and very much looking forward to the trip!