So, in order to stop eating Costco muffins and get back into my quest for fitness, I'm writing out my goals and plan to achieve. I'd write down my financial goals, but that seems a little TMI (too much information) for the Internet, because of specifics. A few of those general goals are: have no house payment when Ryan retires, and have some industrial rental units. Our finances are in pretty good shape, although, I could always save a buck here and there. That would make me happy. Moving on...
- I will run in a 5k race on October 3rd, and run to compete. Will attempt to place in the top three in my age group. I'm trying not to laugh at myself and think it will never happen...
- I will run in a 10K race on October 31st. I will run the entire time, and will finish in under an hour, even if it's only 2 seconds under...
I will lift free weights three times a week to maintain and build muscle tone. (Muscles burn more calories than fat while I sit and play on the computer... so I need all the help I can get.)
I will use the sports nutrition knowledge I gained throught the public library and incorporate healthier carbs into my diet.
I will aquire an arm band for my ipod so my pepperspray hand is free, as well as my leash hand. I will arrange my running playlist beginning with slower warm up songs, then switch to faster tempos, and then slower again.
I will have a positive mental attitude about my abilities and NOT drown myself in Costco apple strudel muffins, Little "Devil" (Debbie) snacks, or diet sodas. (My kids are NOT good influences for healthy eating, and lately I've been a sucker!)
I will keep my training journal in a safe spot (the sofa is not safe) and WRITE in it, to keep track of my running and eating.
I'll see myself at the finish line!
What a great idea on setting up a your iPod playlist with slow, fast, and then slow again. I'll have to remember this tip in about 2 1/2 weeks when I plan on beginning real exercise again. So I guess Oreo cookies and milk for dinner aren't really part of a healthy diet? :)ReplyDelete
Those are great goals Karrie!! I'll make sure to follow up with you:)ReplyDelete
I love the training journal idea. I'm totally going to steal that one.
Keep up the good work!
Go girl!! I know you will achieve your goals. You have almost motivated me to set some goals. But I'll have to think about that some more.ReplyDelete