Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Goals

So here's something you haven't seen from me in a LONGGGG time ...... GOALS, and not just goals, but

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.

Heidi
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5 comments:

Missy said...

Good goals Heidi!! You've inspired me to set some goals of my own for next month... Good luck girly, I know you can do it!

Tamara said...

I think these goals are totally doable. Nothing too drastic but challenging enough to keep you focussed. I like the time limit too. Very smart.

Fran said...

I love your goals! And I'm happy for you that you made them because goals helps us to stay accountable to ourselves.

Funny thing though is that I have the same goals as you. My running has to get better, I will continue my various DVD workouts and I want to lose weight this month.

As you said on my post: let's do this!

Have a great month.

Marcelle said...

You like me....if you set goals you achieve them....lol, why I don't set out goals very often as I'm an all or. Lathing person.

Wonderful that you have running goals again.....I also feel like a newbie with running, but hey....it's how it flows!

kimert said...

I love your March goals!!! Good luck. I know you will do great!! And thank you for all the lovely words and support on my blog/journey. I really appreciate it!