My 2013 Fitness Plan 14 Day Update!

A 5 pound and one pound block of fatWell here we are officially 14 days into the new year, so I thought it was time I give everyone an update on where I am and where I am going with my goals so far. The GREAT news is I have lost 11 pounds already in 2013! It’s about 1/5 of what I’m looking for for the year, but I am VERY happy with myself so far. I have been very disciplined about my eating and done a very good job sticking to my diet and the results are absolutely showing. My clothes fit better and some are even a little baggy now and I just feel 100% better. I have two of those five pound blocks and one of the one pounders off my body for good and I am VERY excited! I’m a dad, and getting this weight off is VERY important to me. I need to be here to take care of my girls and everything else I do in the world is meaningless if I’m not here for them. I think when you start looking at it that way it gets a lot easier to stick to your game plan.

I have started my push-up, sit-up, and squat challenge  but have been taking it easy while on the restricted diet. I’ll be relaxing the diet for a few weeks in a couple days though and plan to increase that activity as soon as I do. It’s been cold, so I haven’t been getting out to run yet, but I am taking the stairs at work and trying to generally increase my activity. My birthday is coming up, so I am moving into a maintenance phase on the diet (I’m realistic and still want to have fun!) and upping the physical output till February 1st, then back onto the strict diet for February with the goal of dropping another 20 pounds or so before I get focused on my running.

Anyways… I know people start off very motivated in the beginning of the year, but I know from experience that if you use this time to build momentum you can carry through with your goals for the entire year. Blogging this here keeps me involved and focused on whats important.

Over the next few weeks I’ll start building out my list of races for the year starting with a spring 5K or two leading into my summer and fall mud runs, with a possible BIG event later in the year. Who knows what that will be? Could be anything from a 10K to a 50 mile trail race… only time will tell!

How are you doing on YOUR goals so far?

4 Responses to My 2013 Fitness Plan 14 Day Update!
  1. Sinnary Sam
    January 14, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Wow, 11 lbs in 2 weeks? That is amazing! I have to beat this flu / cold I have and get back into exercising too. Just canceled my Total Women membership and plan to get 24 Hr Fitness so I’ll have more motivational buddies. Great job with the weight loss! Thanks for sharing!
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    • Brad
      January 14, 2013 | 2:18 pm

      It’s a pretty restrictive diet, but it works well for me and I have to eat terrible things like king crab and steaks! :)

  2. Nikki
    January 14, 2013 | 7:08 pm

    Great job Brad! Excited to watch you stick to your goals!

  3. Anton
    January 15, 2013 | 10:33 am

    “I have been very disciplined about my eating and done a very good job sticking to my diet and the results are absolutely showing.” That is the trick, consistency. Since the beginning of the year I dropped about 6 lbs by just adding couple hours of walking a week and reducing the processed carbs intake.
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