Happy Monday! I know we haven’t reached February just yet and I don’t mean to jump the gun here, but it’s Monday and what better day than Monday to set your monthly goals? Before I go into those I wan’t to go over last week’s workouts.
Workout Recap Week 1/23
Tuesday: 40 min stairs and TIU leg workout/abs
Wednesday: TIU Rush workout and Abs
Friday: 3 mile run – straight!
Saturday: 3 mile run- straight!
Call me crazy, but I can honestly say that I genuinely miss running. I know! Insane, but it’s true. I hopped on the treadmill Friday and set out to do a three mile run (I’m not going to mention the donut I ate earlier that day – yes, full size donut) like I used to and was so happy that I actually completed it with no walk breaks! After my run I felt spectacular and realized I need to get back into my running routine because it’s been way too long. I finished in 34 minutes, which is my average time and I’m totally okay with it. My first mile is at a jogging pace and I gradually increase for each mile. Saturday morning I did the same thing and had energy for the rest of the day, however I did pull a hip muscle – or so I believe- and took Sunday off so that it could heal and that it did!
Looking at my calendar for the month of January, I can say that I have averaged 4x a week workout. I’m not going to complain about it because its 4x more than I did last year and like I always say, “any movement is better than no movement!” Okay, back to today’s topic: February Goals. Many of us have set resolutions for ourselves, but I find that revisiting them monthly really helps keep you on track and in general, setting smaller goals at a time are easier to reach! I’m going to try to be as specific as possible for the next month…
- Grocery shop on Saturday or Sunday
- Prepare lunch and dinner for the week ahead of time
- Run 3-4 days a week (3 miles and maybe a long run on weekend)
- If I’m going to cheat on the weekend… only one day/one meal not all three
That’s it. Four simple, realistic, and very manageable goals. These goals are specific, easy to remember and definitely doable – it’s just a matter of mindset! I believe goal number 4 will be the hardest one for me, however it can also be an incentive (even though we should never reward ourselves with food) to be super good the other 6 days of the week. And who knows? Sometimes when you know or allow yourself the option to be “bad” you might not even want to anymore Oh, the psychological games we play!
Quote of the Day:
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson