If you know me at all, or have read this blog for more than 2.82 days, you will know how much I like lists. Here are some new health and fitness goals for the next few months.
My frustrating weekend motivated me to re–evaluate my goals. Or really, to get some new ones out on paper (er, blog). I had pre–wedding goals and then transitioned into my current half training plan, but I didn’t set new goals for this period. I guess just finishing the plan is the main idea. But I now feel the need to write some specific health and fitness focuses for the next few months.
So! My current top 5 fitness goals (in no particular order):
- Regularly run 8–10 miles for my non–training long runs.
- Hold a 7 min. plank with 10 lbs.
- Complete 50 full push ups.
- Meal plan each month to keep clean food in the house.
- Regularly get 7–9 hours of sleep every night.
I am at various points of “complete–ness” for each of these. For instance, I just started meal planning. The goal is to stick with it and keep it clean and healthy. I’m also pretty good about getting around 8 hours of sleep most nights. Running and planking I’m working on, so those are clear goals I can achieve with continued work. I could do 30 full push ups in the spring but haven’t focused on that since I started running more, so I’ve got to get back into regular upper body strength training.
The key thing to notice with these goals: none of them relate to weight or size.
This was very intentional, quite hard to write, and extremely liberating. I always have fitness or strength goals, but they are always paired with a weight challenge. Not this time. This set focuses on skills, not on the scale. A lifestyle challenge rather than a weight–loss challenge. It’s quite freeing.
I don’t have a time limit or completion goal for these. I imagine they will be my focus until the end of the year. At that point, I’m sure I’ll write some new goals and challenges for 2013 – with things like meal planning and sleep remaining on any future list. I also wrote some long–term health goals and a few other “life” goals; feeling more focused and purposeful now. 🙂
If you know me at all, or have read this blog for more than 2.82 days, you will know how much I like lists. They motivate me. Crossing things off pushes me. Lists, notes and quotes inspire me. Cheers to staying fit and focused on the last few months of 2012. 🙂