Weight Loss Goals and Striving to Achieve Them

After watching my weight creep up and up and then feeling completely exhausted on the golf course, I decided it was time to really buckle down and work on dropping the weight, getting back into shape, and work on my overall health.  To achieve this I came up with a goal to drop 20-30 pounds by Oct 1, 2017.  That may be a little on the excessive side but even if I only hit half of that in that time period I will feel accomplished but want to push to hit that goal as closely as I can.

I sat down and worked out a exercise process as I felt this was one area that I really needed to focus on since I sit at a desk all day long and rarely even get up because I’m just so busy throughout the day.  I remember back to my days as a sales associate for Montgomery Wards in their Electric Avenue department.  My supervisor at the time made the statement that she thought I was anorexic.  So I looked back at my life then to really determine what I was doing those 20+ years ago compared to what I’m doing now.  Back then, I was always on my feet, either walking around talking to customers, helping build displays, or pulling merchandise.  The point is I was always on the move.  Once I got a desk job, the pounds started to pile on because I was no longer in motion.

As part of my daily routine, I have set a goal to spend 45 minutes a day on my Elliptical machine.  This should help at least keep the weight somewhat under control by burning the calories and building up my endurance.  From there it will be adding in weights and other strength building exercises such as planks, push ups, sit ups, etc.

Hopefully over time I will see the weight start to come off again.  The goal is to be healthier, stronger, and ultimately feel better all around.