Thursday, December 25, 2008

Goal setting

I realized that I haven't set my short-term goals. I need goals to stay on track or else it's easy to let myself cop out.

Reasons why I want to participate in the transformation challenge:
  1. Prove to myself that I am disciplined.
  2. Use these 12 weeks as a stepping stone to competing in a bikini or figure competition.
  3. To get my body lean and defined.
  4. Be able to wear more clothes in my closet.

Necessities for my successful transformation:

  1. Bring body fat down to 12%. 30% and 155lbs for being 5'4" is ridiculous for me. This is the weight I was after I gained the freshmen 15 (and then some) at UCLA. I don't want to get comfortable with that weight because I don't want my body to have it as its set point.
  2. Do not be preoccupied with body weight. When training with Judd, this really helped me reach my goals. My focus was on my CF times and on reaching the prescribed weights for WODS. With Huong, her goal for me is to drop 2-3 lbs per week in order to get down to 125 lbs by the end of Feb. My weight is distracting me and stressing me out. I need to reframe my thoughts into consistent work-outs and competing against my own WOD times.
  3. Pack clean meals and snacks daily. Eat clean or don't eat at all. This is where discipline is a necessity. Can't use no food around as an excuse to eat junk food. Having just one cookie or just one chip always leads to more cookies and more chips. The taste of junk food is addicting, especially if I haven't had it in a while. Huong had a few words that resonated with me, "Don't think of it as depriving yourself. Think, you've eaten like this, eating cookies or whatever it is, for 25 years. For 3 months, maybe 6 months, if you want to sustain over summer, you are going to eat clean. You are going to do this for yourself." Such truth in those words. I've never deprived myself. I need to discipline my eating habits.

All my actions should fall in line within those three guidelines. Rare to no waivering will be tolerated. 9 weeks left to go. 9 weeks!