I resolved years ago not to make resolutions. I dislike the term and for the most part resolutions are broken with a few weeks of starting. That is why the gym is packed the first three weeks in January and empty the rest of the year. Change is something we all desire. Unfortunately, many of us, myself included, lack the commitment to actually change.
I tend to be a very goal oriented person so when I truly want to reach a goal, nothing can stop me. This is why every New Year I create goals for myself. Last year I created goals for the long term and short term. The long term goals are still in progress whereas the short term goals are complete or null at this point. One major short term goal I did achieve in 2015 was getting my Bachelor’s degree by May!!! Most of my long term goals are still in the works, you can check them out here.
Now I will share my goals for this year:
- Walk/Run 2,016 miles. I am taking the Run the Edge Challenge and will try to complete 2,016 miles in 2016. Since I am still battling an injury I will be using walking miles. I will only be counting purposeful exercise and any steps over 10,000 (purposeful exercise subtracted). This will be a big challenge for me and to sweeten the pot I am also putting $1 in a jar for every mile I complete. They say the first mile is the hardest, so I made sure to get mine in on New Year’s Day:
I worked a 12 hour day and the last thing I felt like doing when I came home was to walk (I can’t run yet due to an injury), but I know I had this challenge and wanted to at least get my first mile in so I came home, changed and walked a mile around my apartment complex in 15:48. Only 2015 miles to go! #TeamASICSNYCM #TeamASICS #runtheedge2016 #runtheyear2016 #runtheyear #fitfluential #ffcheckin #sweatpink #runchat #kfit6 @_runtheedge_ @runtheyear
- Lose 10 pounds by February 14th
- Get rehabbed and back to running by February 14th
- Run at least one half-marathon and possibly one marathon
- Strength train 2x a week
- Stretch (yoga, pilates, Piyo) 2x a week
- Read 12 books
- Obtain my running coach certification
- Create a regular blogging schedule
- Create a newsletter
- Create an opt-in
- Game night every 2 weeks at least
- Movie time once a week
- Quality reading time with Abigail every other night
These goals are conservative because I find when I reach too high I achieve nothing. As the year progresses and I meet these goals I will create new goals. I will check in every three months to complete and update my goals. I like to keep a log of all my goals, exercise and nutrition. Fitbook is my go to log:
#MyChangeOfHeart is to track all my meals, exercise and goals for the next 12 weeks using my @fitbook So that I can keep my heart healthy for my family! Join the thunderclap and Post your own “heartie” and tell me and the @american_heart association why heart health is important to you! http://bit.ly/MyChangeOfHeart #ad
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In honor of the New Year I am giving away a Fitbook to one lucky reader of Running, Loving, Living. You can enter via the form below! Happy New Year all!
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