Fitness Goals & Making Lists

Happy Monday!  If you're anything like me, you woke up this morning and told yourself this was your week! You got this.  You weren't gonna miss a workout, you were going to eat good all week, and for kicks, get that laundry done!  Can I get amen?  

Ok, so let's be honest, how many times do we actually make it to the end of the week having reached those goals/expectations? For me, it's 50/50.  I've been doing great working out daily and really giving it my all when I'm there, but like I've mentioned before (read about my excuses, HERE) my eating choices haven't been where they should be and somewhere around Wednesday & Thursday I'll give in to a bad meal.  Then, the weekend rolls along and I'll give in to another bad meal or treat and then we're back to Monday and vowing to be good again!  It's a vicious cycle.  I don't think I'm alone, either.  Who's with me? You are? Perfect. We're gotta do something about this. Together.   

I've learned that writing a list always helps me stay on track and focused.  Setting goals and having smaller, easily achievable goals is also a must for me.  So, this morning rather than just vowing to be good because I've got my first half marathon coming up in November, I wrote down my action plan.  It was nothing more than my workout training schedule that starts in August.  I think having this on my calendar (color coded in lime green to match my Brooks! I have issues, I know.  I'm ok with that) will help me get my mind around all the miles I'll be putting in until the big day.  Another thing that helps me stay accountable with my fitness & nutrition goals is using My Fitness Pal app everyday (my username is emericphoto if you'd like to friends).  I was also measuring myself once a month and haven't done it in over 2 months, so I'll be back to that starting Aug 1.  

Right now, my main goal is to run the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in November and I'll be putting all my efforts into that for sure.  My smaller goal is to run a 10K about halfway through my training too, so that would be sometime mid-Sept/early October.  Other fitness goals I have for myself are to complete some smaller obstacle races after the half marathon.  I also want to work on getting my inner thighs leaner & get my core stronger.  

So, what are some of your fitness goals?  I'd love to hear them and I'd especially love to hear how you are working to attain them.  Don't be shy :)



ps.  Here's a little visual inspiration for your Monday! xo