A RUNNING GOAL!
My goals for March
Run: 40 Miles
Fitness classes: 8-12
Weight: Lose minimum 7 lbs.
Now let's break this down ...
Running - I've recently got a few decent runs in where I didn't feel like slitting my throat. They've all been about 2 1/2 miles (4K), so not exactly huge distance. But the most important factor is for the most part I have enjoyed it, even if they have been more challenging than I would like. I feel with each one I have made some improvement, and this is encouraging. I have been doing periodic walk intervals, and a few times have added in a little burst in pace. This has encouraged me to finally add a mileage goal onto the radar again. I've set it at 40 miles (65 Km), but feel that if I keep steady and gradually increase distance I should be able to reach more like 50 miles (80 Km). At one point that was not far off of a weekly mileage, but I'm trying not to look back there. Forward ... One Step At A Time!
Fitness Classes - Still strong and steady on those. On any given week I have been doing a variety of Bosu Ball, Zumba, Abs Butt & Thighs (pretty much a step class), Bootcamp, Abs Only and the odd spin class. I love the variety of these and will continue with these. Lately I have done a couple of runs before a class and that works out pretty well. Makes the class a little more challenging, but not too bad.
Weight - I think I'm really ready to tackle this beast. There's just really not a whole lot of point in putting all this time, effort and money into exercising so hard if I'm not going to face the other side of the equation. OK, yes, I guess there still is a point because if I dropped that stuff I'd gain a sick amount of weight in a short time frame and be very, very unhealthy. But it's just really, really silly to do so much hard work and undo it by eating crap. My whole family needs a nutritional makeover and it's time to clean up. This is the goal that scares me the most. I have had a major difficult time dropping even half a pound for more than a day or two for some time, and gaining has been easier than ever. The goal I've set should be easily achievable with reasonable effort. If I really put my foot down I could exceed it. I didn't want to go too easy on this one because this is the most important of the 3 goals.
So there you have it. Goals from Heidi! Gee, been way too long. I'll be back periodically to update on my progress.