Overall my goal is to continue dropping pounds (hopefully even hit the 100s?), but moreover to really work on toning up and gaining muscle definition. I liked what I was seeing with my plank and wall sit challenges, until you know, I stopped doing them lol. I also want to get back into my good habits with water consumption and being super accurate about tracking in My Fitness Pal. Both of those have really fallen to the wayside, though I have tracked enough in MFP to keep up with my tracking streak. But it has definitely not been accurate and complete, because it really got to the point this month that I don't even want to know. But again, that's got to come to an end because it's not going to get me to where I want to be.
So my workout stuff that I picked is crazy. I made a nice neat little calendar that has the daily exercises I have to do, and even just looking at it makes me think I should be committed for even coming up with all this craziness. But at the same time I know I can do it, and I picked things that can be easily split up into various circuits throughout the day, so it's not like it has to be done all at once. I also have to start training for the Shamrock Run Half Marathon, so I have a very loose running schedule that I put together for myself. I am honestly not too worried about my pace or any of that stuff anymore, I just want to be physically in good shape and to try to finish in like 3 hours. With all of that said, here are all of my January workout goals:
- 30 Day Fitness Easy Squat Challenge
- Dumbbell Arm Challenge
- Plank Leg Lift Challenge (reps increase th/o month)
- Donkey Kick Challenge (reps increase th/o month)
- Varying training runs
- Take 375,000 steps
The most difficult goal almost will be my step goal. Anyone who wears a FitBit or Jawbone will tell you that it's tough getting in enough steps a day, so trying to go for 375,000 steps is nuts. I figured that I will be doing longer runs though, so I might as well make my goal tough and try my best to hit it.
I also have a handful of non-workout related goals:
- 8 glasses of water per day
- Accurate MFP tracking
- Visit dentist/lady doctor
- Clean out green room
So I know those last two may be strange, but I feel are important goals for the month. I have not been to the dentist in a shamefully long time (3 years?), and haven't been to a lady doctor for even longer. I know, it's bad. I really hate going to doctors, any doctor really. My husband can attest that I basically have to be dying before I will step foot in a doctor's office. But, I really need to get my teeth cleaned, and I need to get lady checkups, so I just have to bite the bullet and do it. I ain't getting any younger.
If you're like "WTF is a green room", it's our name for our guest bedroom because you guessed it, the walls are painted hunter green. (It's also been affectionately called "the scary room" on occasion depending how much crap we randomly shove in there.) I really got inspired to declutter our house at the beginning of this year, really got going and accomplished a lot throughout the house, and then kind of ran out of gas. I got about halfway done with decluttering the green room and just stopped. I want to finish cleaning it out and making the room nice. I also want to repaint it a more neutral color since it's a tiny room, and that dark green was a poor choice on my part. Painting will have to wait for February goals though! ;)
Have you guys started thinking about your January goals yet? What do you want to achieve in both your health and personal lives? Just remember, no goal is too small!