12WBT pre-season task #3 – Goals

Finally I have gotten around to doing my goals. I’ve been thinking of them for a few days now trying to decide if I should set myself some small goals, or go for broke and really let loose with my goals. then I thought well I’ll wait until this week’s weigh in has been done, so that I know what weight goals I’m going to aim for from here. So here we go, these are my goals for the next month, three months, six months, twelve months and beyond.

My overall goal is to lose 39.6kg by the end of 2012 – this gives me 48 weeks to reach my goal weight of 65kg.

  • Goals for the next month – End date: 29 February 2012

    Weight:
    • To lose 6.6kg and get to 98kg. This equals a loss of 1.65kg each week.
      I will get there by following the 12WBT meal plan, or creating healthy meals of 300 calories or less from the numerous cookbooks I have (Michelle Bridges crunchtime books, Losing the last 5 kilos and the new No Excuses cookbook, as well as my Biggest Loser cookbook and Weight Watchers cookbooks) and by exercising daily – for at least 60 minutes.
    Fitness:
    • To have taken swimming lessons to learn the correct techniques for when I am swimming and better my time of 40 laps in 41 minutes.
      I will get there by finally booking swimming lessons at the pool and practicing my swimming twice a week, on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, and pushing myself harder every time I go.
  • Goals for the 12WBT – 3 months – End date 2 May 2012

    Weight:
    • To lose 19.6kg (including the 6.6kg from the first 4 weeks) and get down to 85kg. This equals a loss of 1.4kg each week.
      I will get there by following the 12WBT meal plan and exercising daily for at least 60 minutes.
    Fitness:
    • To have completed the C25K and be able to run for 30 minutes.
      I will get there by setting my alarm and actually getting up at 6.30am three times a week and doing my C25K in the morning when I have the most energy. I will not push the snooze button on the alarm.
    • To be able to swim, with the correct technique for 60 minutes and completing 2km in those 60 minutes.
      I will get there by practing my swimming and by continuing my swimming twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and continuing to push myself harder each time.
  • Goals for 3 months beyond that (6 months) – End date 25 July 2012

    Weight:
    • To have lost a further 10kg, bringing me down to 75kg. This equals a loss of 0.8kg each week.
      I will get there by again, following the 12WBT meal plan and exercising daily for at least 60 minutes.
    Fitness:
    • To have completed the 10k101 app, and be able to run 10km.
      I will get there by having completed my C25K program and starting the 10k101 program – again doing this app three mornings a week at 6.30am and working hard and pushing myself at it.
    • To be able to swim 3km in 60 minutes.
      I will get there by having perfected my swimming technique and pushing myself every time I go to the pool to better my time. Again, I will continue swimming twice a week – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
    • To be able to complete the Parnkalla Trail from start to finish.
      I will get there by having completed many bike rides and regularly over the last 6 months.
  • Goals for the next 5 months – End date 31 December 2012

    Weight:
    • To have lost the last 10kg, bringing me to my goal weight of 65kg. This equals a loss of 0.45kg each week.
      I will get there by continuing to follow a healthy 12WBT meal plan and exercising daily for at least 60 minutes.
    Fitness:
    • To be still running 10km, 3 times a week.
      I will get there by maintaining my 6.30am runs, three times a week.
    • To be in full training mode, and able to complete the Port Lincoln triathalon circuit, ready to compete in it during Tunarama 2013.
      I will get there by following the route that was set out for this year, at least once a fortnight. Swimming three times a week, to ensure that I can do the swimming leg of the triathalon, continuing my running three times a week in the mornings and going for at least two 5-8km bike rides twice a week.
    • To be able to complete the whole Parnkalla trail from start to finish and return in one go.
      I will get there by going for regular bike rides and completing as much of the trail as I can each time I go out.
  • Goals for the next 24 months – End date 31 December 2013

    Weight:
    • To have maintained my weight for the last 12 months to within 2kg.
      I will get there by eating sensibly and exercising 6 times a week for at least 60 minutes.
    Fitness:
    • To have kept up my swimming and running routine.
      I will get there by continuing on in the plan that got me to my goals – swimming twice a week and running three mornings a week.

So what are your goals if you’re doing the 12WBT? Or if you aren’t doing 12WBT, have you set yourself any goals for the coming year? If you’re at all curious (and I certainly am, because I haven’t read over these for about 18 months) these were my goals from when I did 12WBT in 2010.


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6 Comments

  • Kirrily Woodward

    February 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Good Luck with it all Tina…I wish you the best of luck with your weight loss journey! I like that you have set goals that are so achievable!! You will do great!! I love this quote and hope you will too….”Some people dream about success… while others wake up and work hard at it.”
    May all your dreams come true!! Kirrily xxx

  • charmaine

    February 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Tina. I have popped over to your blog from Michelle Bridges 12wbt. Your goals are awesome. I am a healtly eater and sometimes exerciser. I love how you have set them all out and broken them down into manageable chunks. I have bookmarked your blog and will pop back and see how you are going. Im too scared to set goals in case i fail:( I wish you all the bestx

  • Kirsty

    February 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Great work Tina!! You can so do this. I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you and all the gilrs:)

  • Tina

    February 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Charmaine don’t be scared to set goals, you can do it, in fact having those goals set out helps more than it hinders, it really gives you something to work to. Even if you set little goals 🙂

  • Tina

    February 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks Kirsty 🙂 I think this is going to be a great round, such a lot of really lovely people that I’ve met so far in the forums and Facebook. How can we not succeed with all this support?

  • Tina

    February 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Kirrily I love that quote! That one is definitely going on the pinboard, thank you so much for sharing it with me. And thank you so much for your support and kind words 🙂

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