I really enjoyed Jenna’s last post recapping the Color Run and her fitness goals. And, like any good blog post, it inspired me to consider my own fitness goals.
For a while, I was a runner who would “phone it in.” My goals were simple: I would go running every other day, putting in 3 miles at a moderate pace on a treadmill. It wasn’t inspiring or fun. It helped me maintain my weight, but it didn’t tone my body. And it certainly didn’t challenge me.
At the time, I wasn’t mentally sound. I’d become a sad person, and my body began to resemble those emotions. I was overweight, tired, and unhappy: the beginnings of any typical weight-loss journey.
Then, I found Insanity. In truth, I had it for months before starting the program. Mentally, I wasn’t ready to get out of my routine rut. That was a convenient plan. But then I completed the program from January to March of this year. And I was hooked.
Afterward, I moved into half-marathon training and completed the Pittsburgh Half in May. I got my best time yet, and I credit Insanity and working hard. Since then, I’ve been taking a variety of hip hop classes and other workouts. So I’ve been ready to start a new program like Focus T25.
For now, that is my goal. For the next 10 weeks, I will commit to this program. But I have a few other fitness goals, too.
Short Term Goals
- Complete additional workouts on top of T-25. These include: hip hop classes, softball games, and walking.
- Shed a few pounds, gain strength, and toning
- Continue eating “clean”
- Make the workouts “work” for me: fold them into busy days, allow space for social events and hobbies
Long Term Goals
- Reach my goal weight or below (I have about 7 pounds to go) OR drop a clothing size/inches.
- Run another half marathon in 2014. Beat my time from last year.
- Maintain a balance of exercise and healthy eating as I move into a busier fall/winter.
What are your goals?