Fitness Goals

I try to work out at least three days a week. We’ve been going on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings so Matthew can stay at the “Kid’s Club” at RACE.

Something really nice happened Tuesday evening. First, I beat my personal best time for jogging a mile. My best is now 10 minutes and 51 seconds. After I stepped off the treadmill I weighed myself and found I had lost 6 pounds since the week before.

I only changed one thing to make this happen. I stopped eating meat. You might remember I gave up beef about a year and a half ago. At the time I said I would probably never become a vegetarian, but things have changed.

So far this year I haven’t had any chicken or pork. I’ve only had seafood twice, and I’ll probably never eat it again. It seems like what we eat is just what we’re used to eating. I wouldn’t think of eating a steak now.

I honestly feel better than I’ve felt in a long time. I feel healthier and like I have more energy. Ten days is not enough time to see how this will affect me long term, but so far I wouldn’t change a thing.

With this in mind, here are my fitness goals for 2008: I will jog a mile in 10 minutes or less and get my weight down to 200 pounds or less. These are both things that I can easily accomplish if I just keep doing what I’m already doing.

2 thoughts on “Fitness Goals”

  1. Wow that’s impressive! I had a couple of high sugars in December and am having to check mine for the next few weeks so I have cut back on processed sugar and carbs. We can’t go meatless at my house because of other issues but I have been eating a lot of steamed veggies. I won’t be jogging a mile in ten minutes but maybe I can walk more! I’m inspired!

  2. I’m not willing to give up meat, but I am definitely cutting down on the carbs. It’s the South Beach diet for me right now, and I can tell a big difference from cutting out the carbs. I know I’ll eventually add them back, but I’ll add the whole grains instead of the refined stuff. I hope I’m off junk food forever!

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