My girlfriend works with a brownie troop and got a sash for one of the new girls. If you know anything about scouts they earn badges (or patches) for learning or doing certain things. I tried to convince her that the girls should make costumes, get toy phasers, and go as Starfleet cadets to the new Star Trek movie coming out and earn something like a “geek/nerd badge” and she explained my ideas like this are the reason I am not in charge of things.
I have sort of an invisible sash and am earning my health and fitness badges. Today I earned the coveted “Get Kicked Out of the Gym” badge. I actually stayed there working out until they closed. You got to admit that’s showing dedication. Some people post weight loss buttons (or badges) on their blogs… What badges do you want to earn?
Thus far I have: 3.14 (pi) on the treadmill in an hour badge, 5 miles on the treadmill in an hour and a half badge, blogging my fitness progress badge, and maxing out a machine’s time badge.
I want: mountain bike riding badge, 10+25+50+100+125lbs lost badges, and “45 pound plates” on the bench press bar badge to name some…
But the main ones I want, actually there are just two that sum it all up… The Pinnacle Badges I want and my goals: “199lbs” Badge + “Personal Trainer” Badge!
Many people set goals and I have mixed feelings about setting time frames, but I think for motivation purposes I’m going to, it somehow holds me more accountable and having clear vision:
*At least 1 pound a week. Of course that would work out to like the end of the world (January 2012?) But the higher goal of 65.5 pounds in one year…about one and one third pounds a week, “half way by may day” (I love picking odd days like April fools day and the code for distress) weigh 199lbs on May day of 2010!
* April 1st of next year start looking into working on studies for personal training.
These are my demands, war has been declared!!! I want my patches!
Wanting official badges and decoder rings is the foolsfitness way!- Alan