A New Week New Goals

So, this week starts my 3rd week of trying to be more active. Whooooooo!!!! I’ve made it through 2 weeks. 

This week is Week 3 of Phase 1 of Metabolic Aftershock. This is the last week of the first Phase and then I move onto Phase 2!!!! Yeah!!! I’m excited to see what Phase 2 brings but also a bit nervous as Phase 1 workouts are continuing to kick my butt. So I can just imagine what Phase 2 will bring. 

This mornings workout kicked my butt, but I also know I was pushing harder than I had the week before. So I guess it’s working. The motto is, “Work Hard Rest Hard” and we’ll I’m doing both. 

Today also started a challenge group I’ve joined. They are doing Cize which I love. Who doesn’t love to dance around their living room for 30 minutes and look a complete fool?  I am not doing the Cize workouts 5x/week because I’m going to continue with Aftershock, but I will be adding it in on the days when I’m off from Aftershock, and hey with this plan Mother Nature can’t screw it up. 

This week’s goals are

  • Complete Week 3 of Phase 1 Metabolic Aftershock
  • 10 minutes of treadmill training at current speed M-F
  • Eat well balanced meals
  • Drink at least 64oz of water a day
  • Be positive even if I have a slight hiccup

The workout schedule for this week is

  • Monday: P1W3WO1 10 minutes treadmill ✔️
  • Tuesday: 10 minutes treadmill, Cize Crazy 8’s
  • Wednesday: P1W3WO2 10 minutes treadmill
  • Thursday: 10 minutes treadmill, Coze Crazy 8’s
  • Friday: P1W3WO3 10 minutes treadmill
  • Saturday: Building a playground w/ Roc Solid Foundation
  • Sunday: Have fun

There’s my goals and schedule for the week. Here’s to keeping on track. 

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Setting Goals & Accountability

Today, I’m holding myself accountable and I’m doing that by posting here what my goals are for this week. 

  1. Eat clean & healthy foods – making the best food choices I can, putting the proper food in my body to help fuel my body to be the best it can be. ✔️
  2. Complete Week 1 of Phase 1 of Net
  3. Metabolic Endurance✔️
  4. Walk 5 days and add a minute to my walk time every day✔️
  5. Won’t be discouraged if the number on the scale doesn’t change – as long as I eat properly and exercise changes are happening even if I don’t see them right away. ✔️

So these are the goals for the week and with this I’m also going to list what I’m doing each day.

Monday

  • Day 1 of Metabolic Endurance✔️
  • Do 5 minute cool down on treadmill✔️
  • Kickball✔️

Tuesday

  • 6 minutes on the treadmill✔️
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Wednesday

  • Day 2 of Metabolic Endurance ✔️
  • 7 minute cool down on treadmill ✔️

Thursday

  • 8 minutes on the treadmill✔️
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Friday

  • Day 3 of Metabolic Endurance ✔️
  • 9 minute cool down on treadmill ✔️

Saturday

  • 10 minutes on treadmill ✔️

Sunday

  • Have fun

And, I’m happy to report that I’ve already checked off 2 of the items under Monday. I’ll have to wait till tonight to check off that last item on the list, but I will. I’ll keep updating the list throughout the week, and I want to have the entire list with ✔️ after each item. 

So there you have it friends my goals for the week and my accountability list. Here’s hoping someone will check in with me and make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. 

A friend posted this today and I thought it was perfect. I won’t ever be the best at running or working out, but today I’m already better than I was yesterday. The only person you are truly competing with is yourself. Be better today than you were yesterday. 

Happy Monday!!!

December Already

Can you believe it that today is the first day of December, the first day of the last month of the year. Where has the year gone?

Looking back over the year I’m proud of some things and a bit disappointed in myself with other things. 

I’m starting to think about all of the things I want to continue into the new year and things I want to change. 

How about you are you starting to reflect on this past year?

It’s A Work In Progress

As you readers who have been following along on this journey of mine know I’ve been doing run training, and working on my mile time.  Last week I went back to doing the last week of the program in which you have a 5 minute warm up and cool down with a 10 minute run session in between.  I can actually run for 10 minutes at my “fat man jog” speed for 10 minutes without any problems.  Sure I’m looking at the clock to see how much longer I have, but I can do it, and I am not huffing and puffing, and praying for death.

Today, started a new week and with that I decided that it was time to up the speed.  I increased my speed by 1/2 a mph.  Not much, but it sure felt like it.  I actually only ran for 5 minutes straight, then took a walking break, and followed it up with another 5 minutes.  I was winded after the first 5 minutes, and definitely breathing a bit harder than I’m used to.  However, now thinking back on it, I’m a little annoyed with myself, I bet if I really pushed myself I could have done the full 10 minutes.  Yes, I would have been gasping for air and definitely ready to curl up for a nap after, but I am pretty sure I could have done it in one set instead of breaking it up into 2 sets.  So Wednesday is my day, I am going to give it my all and try to make it the full 10 minutes.

And, well if I only make it 6 minutes, well it’s one more than today.  The only person I have to prove myself to is me.  I am only competing against myself, and well I’m getting antsy to make it to that 10 minute mile.  I can and will do it.  It’s a work in progress, and I am working on it.

New Year New Me

The New Year is here, and with it lots of hopes and dreams to be fulfilled.

I don’t make resolutions because I simply never keep them, but this year I am setting goals for myself.

A friend posted this and well it seems fitting.

Without further ado, my goals for 2014

  • Run a 10 minute mile
  • Do at least 1, 5k fun run
  • Reach my goal weight
  • Do some sort of physical activity every day
  • Make healthy food choices daily
  • Push myself to try things that seem way to difficult
  • Be able to do 10 push-ups
  • Continue to post a blog every day with my successes, let downs, inspiration, or just what I’ve been up too.

Those are my goals for the year. Who knows I may come up with some more over the year as I accomplish the ones I’ve already set out for myself. But, goals are something I can stick with for the next year,me solutions are just something that I haven’t been able to keep. But, theses goals I reaching them and hopefully will exceed them.

Here’s a New Year, and a leaner, fitter, healthier me. Hope you reach all of your goals this coming year.

 

So Long 2013

Today is the last day of 2013, and well it’s been a ride. I started out the year with Weight Watchers and was able to lose 25 pounds in 3.5 months, but then got discouraged, unmotivated, and frustrated. Which, of course brought back that 25 pounds I lost.

Looking back now if I had just stuck with it I’d be at my goal or pretty close to it, but this time next year I’ll be there. I’m not giving up this year.

I’ve only been doing this for 11 weeks, but looking back over these past 11 weeks I’ve accomplished a lot.

  • I can now run for 10 minutes straight
  • I’m getting closer to the 10 minute mile every week
  • I’ve learned that I enjoy working out, well some of it.
  • I feel a lot better after a workout.
  • I enjoy yoga.
  • I can do anything I put my mind too.
  • Losing weight isn’t easy, but can be done with work and determination.
  • Keeping track of what I eat definitely cuts down on the garbage food I’ll eat.
  • I now buy running shoes for running.
  • There are endless ways to get your daily activity in.
  • I love the treadmill.
  • Fitbit has been a great motivating tool in my life.

So in the 11 weeks I’ve done a lot and I plan to stick with it in 2014.