I’m definitely a now kinda gal, if I want something I want it now & I’m not very patient. So it’s unsurprising that I’m struggling with motivation after my weight loss has plateaued.

To give myself a bit of a boost I’ve decided to write down some of my goals, three that I want to achieve within the next four weeks plus another two more long term which should give me something to focus on other than just weight loss!

#1 To swap to green tea
I have the best intentions with green tea but just never stick to it. To be honest I just don’t really like the taste but I LOVE my usual cuppa so this is going to be a hard one for me. I really want to do it as there are so many benefits such as boosting your metabolism & fat burning, plus all the antioxidants so I’m going to try & increase the green tea whilst reducing my normal tea over the next four weeks & hopefully it’ll be easier than just going cold turkey!

#2 Be able to run 2K in one session
Ok I know for a lot of people this doesn’t sound like much but I really struggle with any kind of distance running. I’m more of a sprint runner, when I’m on treadmill I run flat out for a couple of minutes then walk for a couple of minutes so I’m aiming to run at a steady pace consistently for 2K then building up to 5K.

#3 Increase my strength training
I’ve started lifting small weights (currently using 5kg) recently rather than just being a cardio bunny but I want to graduate to the ‘big boys area’, no not that area! The area tucked away at the back of the gym where the scary squat rack lives. I want to build up enough confidence in the next four weeks to venture down there, eventually making it a regular part of my work out. You could even think about getting a personal trainer to help you with your workouts. For example personal trainer Singapore helps you achieve your fitness goals and live a healthier lifestyle.

#4 Change my eating habits
 I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with food, which I’ll go into in more detail in another post, but I’m a complete chocoholic. If there’s a big bar of chocolate or a multipack I will end up eating the lot in one go, feel guilty & disgusting, then skip a meal. Not healthy at all, for body or mind. I’m starting to eat healthier on a day to day basis but still have the odd ‘binge’ day which I really want to change.

#5 Build my self-confidence
 This is both self-confidence in the way I look but also in the way I act. My body has changed drastically after Baby #2 and a lot of my clothes are too tight. I have days where I can’t bear to anything other than leggings &  t-shirt as I hate the way everything looks on me. This needs to change BADLY, and is changing slowly. The more I work out the better I feel, I’m getting to the stage where I can wear some of the clothes hanging in my wardrobe but its not going to happen overnight. This may sound a bit self-obsessed but I really want a body to be proud of. I want to do it for me, to look like I work out as I think it looks fab!

What are your goals? Do you have specific targets or are some more general like mine?

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  1. January 16, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Hey gymbunny good post and I know where you are coming from. It’s hard enough getting the time to workout and then it’s hard enough sticking to it. One suggestion that would really help make it fun and easier to fit in is to use your time with your kids as your workout.

    I have a 3 year old and I have always used his energy to build up my own. I did weight training for many years which was great but I find now I can get the same benefits using either my little one or things in my life as a weight.

    I’ve just the #thelist linky and my post is http://fit2thrive.co.uk/2014/11/parent-workouts/ which sounds like something that could help. It’s my way of spending more time having fun with my family and enjoying days out while getting fitter and healthier at the same time.

    Since you prefer to sprint than run consistently you might prefer interval training, also known as tag or hide and seek (or any kids game :-)) which is just a bunch of sprints with breaks. I use this to build up to any distance I want because sprinting over a longer distance actually improves your ability to run any given distance.

    Just a few thoughts that I hope come in useful.

    • gymbunnymum
      January 16, 2015 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks, some great suggestions there I’ll definitely head over and take a look x

  2. January 17, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Good luck with these x

    • gymbunnymum
      January 17, 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks x

  3. January 18, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    good luck with your goals. I too don’t like the taste of green tea, i try to drink it because its healthy but sometimes i have to grab the tetley teabags instead x #TheList

    • gymbunnymum
      January 19, 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Me too but at least we’re trying! x

  4. January 21, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    Good luck, I’ve signed up for a 5k in march, I need to get my butt into gear! X

    • gymbunnymum
      January 22, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks and good luck to you! x

  5. hannah mum's days
    January 23, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Some great goals, I think I could do with tackling most of them – esp the last – I can really relate to this at times. My best mate has read amy poehler’s book and apparently she’s got great advice to deal with self-doubt. I’m going to read it next!!! thanks for linking up xxx

    • gymbunnymum
      January 25, 2015 / 7:14 am

      That sounds like a book I need to read too! Thanks for the lovely comment x

  6. February 9, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Heya do they have classes in your gym? I found the best class incorporating weights is Body Pump…it’s fab. You start on piddly weights and are wrecked then build it up. Fabulous for fat burning and toning. I absolutely love it xx

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