Task #3 – My Goals for the next 12 months

I’ve been a bit slack in keeping this blog updated, what with the forums, the twitter conversations and actually trying to fit exercise in around all that, I’m finding that I need an extra few hours in every single day. It’s not a good thing. Anyway, I put up my goals for the next 12 months – both for weight and fitness – and how I’m going to achieve those goals. The version I am posting here is slightly edited from the original I posted, but that is due to Task #4, which has since been released (and which I have not yet sat down to do). So without further ado, my goals for the next 12 months.

1 Month Goals

One month goal – End date 20 June 2010
Weight: To have lost 3.9kg and gotten myself down to an even 110kg.
Fitness: To be exercising a minimum of 4 times per week. 3 times in joint sessions with Nicole and at least one session alone. Each session to be a minimum of 30mins.

How I Will Get There
Weight: By cleaning out my pantry and throwing out the bad food. Following recipes in my Biggest Loser cookbook and keeping a food diary so that I can monitor the food I am eating.
Fitness: By organising my day and sticking to my schedule. Making sure that I go to bed at an early hour so that I have energy the next day so that I donโ€™t use the no energy excuse.

3 Month Goals

Weight: To have lost 10kg more (a total weight loss of 13.9kg) and gotten to 100kg even.
Fitness: To be exercising a minimum of 5 6 (apparently they are the rules, according to Michelle Bridges 12WBT program) times per week. 3 times still in joint sessions with Nicole. Exercise sessions will be a minimum of 45mins, heading up to 1 hour sessions.

How I Will Get There
Weight: By following the 12WBT program and sticking to my healthy eating that I set up in the first month.
Fitness: By following the schedule that I set up in the first month, and modifying it to accommodate the extra time spent exercising. By this time I will have increased energy from the exercise I have been doing, so there will be no using the excuse of I have no energy or motivation.

Reward: At the end of the 3 months, when I HAVE lost 10kg I will book myself into a day spa for the first time ever.

6 Month Goals

Weight: To have lost a further 10kg, bringing me down to a weight of 90kg.
Fitness: To be exercising a minimum of 6 times per week for at least 1 hour per session. I will still continue to exercise with Nicole 3 times per week.

How I Will Get There
Weight: By following the guidelines I have learnt in the 12WBT and continuing on with my healthy eating and diary keeping.
Fitness: By following my now successful scheduling of my life, ensuring that I donโ€™t skip sessions and fall into bad habits.

Reward: A weekend away with my wonderful partner who has supported me this whole time. (However, it being Christmas time, this might have to be put off until the new year).

12 Month Goals

Weight: To have lost a total of 44kg (this equates to 3.6kg per month over 12 months) and be at my goal weight of 70kg.
Fitness: To be continuing on in my exercise plan of 6 times per week for 1 hour sessions.

How I Will Get There

Weight: By following the previous 6 months of healthy eating, with all the good plans I have put in place. At this point, I will re-evaluate my goal weight, and determine if I should be losing an extra 5kg, going down to 65kg.
Fitness: By following the previous 6 months of exercising, and knowing I can do it, not backing out of it and slipping into bad practices.

Reward: Buying a gorgeously sexy black dress and going out for a special (healthy) dinner and proposing to my partner. Or maybe a holiday overseas, with the black dress packed ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to extend my goal planning for a further 12 months:

24 Month Goals

Weight: To have maintained my goal weight, within 3kg for the last 12 months.
Fitness: Exercising 6 times a week for an hour each session.

How I Will Get There
Weight: By continuing to keep a food diary and monitor the food I eat.
Fitness: By following the exercise schedule I put in place 18months ago.

So, what do you think of my goals. And what are your goals going to be?


  • Marshmallow

    June 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Your goals sound great. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very impressed!

    My goals are different now that weight loss is off my radar; mine are all about developing more core strength and becoming more of a role model when instructing RPM. So basically I need to get into the weights (I love my cardio too much, so this is a problem!)

    I look forward to reading future posts of your euphoria in achieving every single goal you’ve listed here – you have everything you need and definitely deserve to achieve every single one of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Arihia

    June 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Hi – just wanted to say “Thanks sooo much. I was getting so upset, I wanted to do my goal setting and I’m having a really flat and frustrating day and I couldn’t access the 12WBT site so I got onto your blog and all the information I needed to complete my goals were there. I have not exercised today and I have eaten 6 Anzac biscuts, the big ones from Coles and the sugar has made me feel yuck. I feel much better now after reading your blog and I’m going to get organised to make a healthy tea, do some exercises at home and drink a heap of water. I even froze the biscuts so I couldn’t eat them and my jaw is sore from chewing on frozen biscuts. I will simply chuck them out next time they are brought over to my place. I keep telling relatives not to bring treats like that over and they continue to ignore me, I will have to be a bit more assertive. Thank you again…it’s been what I needed to re-focus on my goals and how to achieve them. Can’t wait to read so more.

  • Tina

    June 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Marshy, Thank you once again for your words of encouragement, you bolster me up so much honestly. I really wish that I was in NZ so I could take your classes, I figure if you inspire me this much online, you would inspire me even more face to face. I’d much rather do the weights than the cardio though lol. I’m the complete opposite to you in that respect.

    Arihia I’m so glad that I could help you in some way. I think it’s so important that we all support for each other, especially when our well meaning friends and family bring us yummy food around, thinking that’s what we need. I love your idea of putting the Anzacs into the freezer. It’s something I would probably do, I feel guilty about throwing perfectly good food out. But I will be from now on if people bring me bad food to eat.

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