It is also TRUE that when looking at the goals that REALLY count … PRIMAL Delivered… BIG TIME!
Those main goals are:
1) Improved Cholesterol Profile
2) Normal Blood Sugar Levels
3) Improved ‘life’ and vitality … I truly do THRIVE and not just SURVIVE!!! :)
** On the REALLY important goals… “Primal Living” was a major success.
However…. there are two goals that I have yet to achieve.
My 50th birthday is June 9th … I decided that I wanted to perform an ‘all out ATTACK’ to achieve these last two goals…. before my 50th birthday.
In this post on my first blog, back on August 25, 2009 I gave an update on my goals.
Below are my goals with the ‘8/25/09 Status Update’ in GREEN or RED depending on the success fail status.
1) Wearing 32” jeans…Done! (I can wear 30’s!!!)
2) BMI = Normal, Current Weight = 168 lbs…..Done!
3) 30 Push Ups….DONE! I actually completed 41 on Sunday!!!
4) “Beating sons in basketball”…Done!
** Update: I played my 20 yr old son on 5/20/2010 … I won 2 out of 3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6
5) Sub 7 Minute Mile – I did not reach this goal…
1) Sub 7 Minute Mile – I REALLY regretted making this a goal… my best recorded time is 8:19 back on August 3, 2009.
Why did I make such a goal?? ….in 10th grade we had to run a 7 minute mile to play basketball…and that was one of the few goals I could actually think of when it came time to “declare your goals” when I started P90X.
I really have not thought about it much since ’09, pretty much forgot about it … until the other day.
2) Six Pack Abs
Ok… I know this one was not listed… but if we are connected online or off…. you have heard me mention this in the past.
I WANT SIX PACK ABS before I DIE!!!! :) I never mentioned it because back in ’09 when I started… I never WOULD have thought that I would get close…. but I did. When I did begin to actually see ‘abs’ … I began to think… I CAN DO THIS!
I am ‘content’ with my body and my health … and that’s all that really matters but I do want a six pack once in my life. Maybe it’s because I was once obese … or my age… who knows?!
I am using my 50th birthday to rev up my motivation and give me something to shoot for.
I started training for this AGAIN in earnest on 5/19/11. Prior to then I usually ate below 20 grams of carbohydrates, almost always sub 30 grams …. but NEVER more than 50 grams. I also intermittent fast, almost daily. Lastly, I workout 5-6 days a week alternating weight resistance (body weights, dumb bells, kettle bells, plyometrics or sprints).
I will tweak my eats and exercise for 21 days to see if I can make it happen.
In an upcoming post, I’ll detail my ‘PLAN of ATTACK” … detailing my planned meal plan and exercise tweaks. I’ll also have before pics, weight etc etc.
It is an ALL OUT assault on a Six Pack…. and a 7 minute mile… I promise you that. :)
Here is the Follow Up Post, where I detail my “Plan of Attack“.
My Diabetes Meal Plan ( a true diabetes diet, not like most of those promoted by American Diabetes Association)