Friday, February 25, 2011

10 Things!

Today is my Birthday...I turn more year until the big 4-0!  This coming year is going to be full of excitement, accomplishments, change and of course I'm sure there will be a disappointment here and there along the way.  But I am preparing myself the best way that I can - with that in mind, I have set up 10 goals - some personal (non scale type goals) and some physical (exercise)...

My goals before I reach the age of 40 are:

1.  I want to be able to cross my legs.  I haven't been able to do this in about 20 years.  Guess it's time I started acting like a

2.  I want to be able to do 10 man's pushups without stopping.

3.  I would like to be in a size 18-20 - pants, size large for my tops.

4.  Speaking of sizes - how about a D cup for a bra size??

5.  As much as I HATE doing them - I want to hold a plank for two minutes.

6.  To appreciate veggies more - I got close up and personal with them for my pre op stage and actually don't mind them...I would like to try different ones tho - no more cucumber!

7.  To make myself happy...not depend on others for it.

8.  To deadlift what I used to - 265 lbs...and if I am able - higher

9.  To do three unassisted pull-ups.

10.  By my next birthday - I would like to be in the low 200's...and if possible out of the 200's all together.

So those are my 10 specific goals I would like to achieve by the time I hit 40.  I will take it day by day and know that if I work hard, I will achieve them!

On another note - my healing continues - I've been feeling great and have been getting in my exercise.  I kickboxed for 15 minutes last night - then went on the treadmill and did jogging intervals...I'm really happy about my progress.  Today I start with soft foods...this means I can have eggs!  I can't wait until I get my first fill in six weeks - then I can really get this show on the road.  I'm also losing about a pound a day and loving that - I know it will even itself out eventually, but for now I am just going to enjoy the steady loss...something I haven't been able to enjoy for ME!


  1. I love how you are stronger post-surgery than I am now. (well, not love for my sake, but proud/amazed for your sake!). I couldn't kickbox for 15 min followed by treadmill. And I love how most of your goals are what you can do at the gym and how strong you want to be - very healthy! You go girl!

    btw, just so you aren't disappointed by one of your goals - a size L in shirts seems equivalent to a 12. I'm an XL in most stores. No shame in that. :)

  2. How hard is it to deadlift that much with your knees the way they are? I also have badly arthritic knees, the right one is deformed now and the left can't lift hardly a thing despite all the weight-training because of the pinching and bone spurs.
    Is there a special way your trainer gets you to do it, so your knees are not over-strained? Lately I've increased my time on the treadmill and my lungs and muscles feel wonderful but my right kinee is swelling up now and it never used to, so when I tried to get out of the bathtub the other day, although I can lift my weight up and out, my knees wouldn't do their part. I had to turn over and sort of crawl out of the tub. LOL!
    This is a long comment, but I think it's amazing you can deadlift that much with bad knees! Power-girl!

  3. Hi Jeanette! Yes it became harder and harder for me to deadlift as my knees were not doing so great - but Ben and I also work on my legs and the muscles around my knees so that they become stronger. My doctor also told me, the more the weight that comes off my knees, the more I will be able to use them. I am down almost 32 pounds already and can now run up and down the gradually, as time goes on, I will be able to get the strength back in my knees...Ben gets me to do straight leg deadlifts - we haven't done them in a LONG time though - mainly concentrating on benchpress...I can't WAIT to get back to doing regular workouts - and not so much treadmill!