Kim and Dirk give us an update on Kim’s progress with her weight loss program, “40 and Fabulous.
Kim is trying to lose 20 lbs in 20 weeks and complete 2 tri-sprints using Aspen Life Coach Dirk’s help and expertise.
Goal – 20/20/2=40. Lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks and compete 2 triathlon sprints by my 40th b-day on September 22!
Program – Fabulous and 40
Date – 6/14/07
Status as of week 9:
Pounds lost= 10 (left to lose-10)
Body Fat Goal – 25%
Clothing sizes lost= 2
Training= weight training,cycling/jogging/swimming
Biggest training challenge – still running! work/life balance
As we run and coach today, the tip for the week is just get out there and don’t worry about how fast or how well it’s going. With consistent practice the run in the event will be more likely to go well; than stressing and feeling anxious because running isn’t exactly my strength. By looking at the run as my last chance (it’s the last leg of the race) to be fast and knowing that I’m just not that fast, I worked myself into a frenzy. And I used to like to job before I started forcing myself to try to be fast!
I like this approach as a solid component of being fabulous in your 40′s in general. No longer are we forcing our results; but instead setting goals and strategies that feel good and attract results more naturally.
What other areas of life could this apply to effectively? For me, it’s all areas. If my relationship needs attention, it’s not up to me to force it into my way; if my work needs attention, it’s more effective to look at what’s going well and proceed in that direction. In my nutrition, rather than force myself to eat something I don’t want I can listen to my body and see what it really needs (and hope it’s not a big mac!)