Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Health Goals

I need to lose weight!!!

This is a common phrase that's heard around our house. Unfortunately, at the moment, its true.

I am not extremely fat. But I have gained a few pounds recently.

I am a huge believer in getting those pounds OFF before they become lots of pounds.

Lately I have been brainstorming how I am going to lose a little weight. I'd like to use some of the principles from the Paleo diet, but not ALL of them. I'd also like to eat "Clean." I definitely need to incorporate more veggies into my diet, THAT is clear.

I am also back to the gym full time. Its been a little while since I've been a 7-days-a-week work out-oholic. Now its time to get back into that groove! When I exercise more, I am a lot more happy!

Another goal is to spend more time walking. So far this week I have walked around Green Lake three times, and plan to walk again on Thursday. Its wonderfully relaxing exercise, and a great way to get outside when I normally would just curl up on the couch and drink cocoa. I love to start my day with a good (preferably sunny) walk!

An idea is churning around in my brain. That idea is RUN A MARATHON! I haven't committed or signed up for anything yet, but the idea is getting more and more inspiring. My half marathon is in a few more weeks, so I would just continue the training and should be ready within a couple of months. The problem is finding and PAYING for an expensive race, especially with all the late fees that incur when you sign up within a couple months of the race. The Rock&Roll marathon is $140! Most other races are cheaper, but they are destination races that would require some $$ to get to. The San Juan marathon is sounding pretty inviting...wouldn't mind hanging out in Friday Harbor!

Anyway, I know this post is long winded. I just wanted to get out a few thoughts. I hope to update here once a week about my health status and progress! Wish me luck!


  1. I am glad you are feeling well enough to run! Spring is coming, a great time to get back out! Enjoy!

  2. Woot woot! Go Jenn! I am also currently trying to lose weight. I've succeeded in losing about 4 pounds so far. Although that is probably because I had four pounds that desperately wanted to be lost, because I, unlike my older sister, am a lazy bum who sits in front of the computer all day. But I have decided to try to walk, run, rollerblade, bike, swim, or do some other kind of sport for at least an hour a day. At least during my break. So that has been fun. And healthy!

    Do the marathon! I always wanted to do one, but I lost my ambition a long time ago, so maybe I can now live vicariously through you!

  3. Looking forward to seeing how you go. Plus its great that your documenting your goals....great inspiration for those of us doing the same thing....although I won't be joining you in trying a marathon lol

  4. The sunshine and warm weather will make being outside A LOT more inviting :) You always inspire me with your running and healthy eating plans... Keep us updated! You will inspire me to get this baby weight off.