Stretch Goal

I am sick of tired of being sick and tired. I am not sure who I can credit that quote to – it was some comedian in the 90’s – but it is so true. While I’ve been going through infertility stuff, I have been paralyzed in all other aspects of my life, and I’ve decided that has to stop. I am doing what I need to do for that, but there is so much more to life, and I need to start living. I realized this after going out to dinner with my friends on Friday, then getting my hair done on Saturday morning. After doing both of those things, I felt better than I had in ages.
I have also scheduled many really fun concerts and trips in the next several months.

In March I am going to see P!nk with some of my girlfriends. At the end of March I am going to Houston, TX with Craig to see my brother and his wife, and more importantly, my niece!!! It’s a surprise to her, and I can NOT wait.

In April, I am going to see Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band with my parents, and their neighbors who are like family to us.

In May I am going to see The Avett Brothers with a group of friends we’ve seen them with the last two years.

In June, I am going with my bff Liz to Charlottesville, VA to go to some good restaurants, and hopefully see Kath or Matt at Great Harvest. We are avid followers, and think it would be really cool to see them in person.

In July, I am going to see Dave Matthews with Liz, also, and some more girlfriends.

In August I am going to see…wait for it…wait for it…. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JAY Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it gets even better, we have 9th ROW FLOOR SEATS!!!! Thank you, Beth FS for getting us that hook up. I can hardly believe it is even real.

So, the only thing that would make this all better than it is already is if I were more comfortable in my own skin. If I were to be more active, and eating better, and losing some weight. Because, as of right now, I am not doing any of those things, and I can tell it is starting to wear on me.

So, in education we have this thing called a “stretch goal,” that is your long term goal, that sometimes seems unlikely to be achieved until you break it down into smaller SMART goals. So, I am going to take a similar approach. I have a stretch goal of losing 100 lbs, but I am breaking it into 3 phases. First I will set a goal to lose 30 lbs, then I will try to lose 40 lbs, then the last 30. That way, it seems less daunting, and more manageable. I am going to blog about this journey as I go along. I will be using Fitness Pal app for my phone to count my calories, and plan to start my exercise with walking and Kettlebell workouts for weights.
Wish me luck. And join me if you’d like!! I am joining Liz on her journey, as it is so much easier with a friend by your side.

Love to you all, and have a great week.

Beth WA

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3 Responses to Stretch Goal

  1. Mom says:

    Amen sister how about mom by your side!

  2. angie lawrence says:

    I do not there but I am always on you’re side too. Love Ya, Angie

  3. Asha Padamadan says:

    Proud of you!

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