February 2018 Fitness Goal

In my attempt to keeping accountable, let me start of by saying January was not my month.  I'm really hoping it's not an indication of what the rest of the year is going to be like for me because, well, I won't stand for it! But, I do need to be more strict with myself because I really need to meet my goals.  The month started off ok. I was meal planning and prepping what I could but getting to the gym was not happening.  And then I hurt my foot during the Rock n Roll Arizona Half Marathon and it all went downhill from there.  Not able to run or workout much has made me cranky and sad.  And do you know what happens when I get cranky and sad? If you guessed eat you would be correct. So now that January is over and my foot is feeling better, it's time to let go of the excuses and make some drastic changes.  

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Welcome February!!! I am so ready for some structure and focus in my life, especially when it comes to self control on the weekends!!! So, I chose February to be my month to start Whole 30.  I'm actually starting on Monday, Feb. 5th because Super Bowl! I know, I know, talk about not having self control!!!! I'm actually really looking forward to starting Whole 30 and I've got all my meals planned for the 1st week.  This weekend I'll be going shopping and Sunday I plan to spend my morning prepping for the week, right after my first run in 3 weeks! I seriously cannot believe I haven't ran in 3 weeks!!! I've got the Rock n Roll Nashville Half Marathon coming up in April, so I want to get back to running (pain free) and start training correctly and consistently! I've got my BFF running it with me and it's going to be her 1st half marathon ever, so I gotta represent and be there for her!! And in an effort to stay injury free, I need to do some cross training, so going to the gym at least once a week should be totally doable, right?

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How did you start off your year? Were you on track or like me and needing a re-do?! What are your goals for this new month? No matter what, don't stress out and just keep moving forward and don't be too hard on yourself. XO 

February Fitness Goals

Last week I blogged about my goals for 2016 and my word of the year: Reclaim.  If you've been following along for a bit, you know I also like to share my goals for each month.  It really gives me something to focus on and it helps keep me accountable.  Not to mention, it makes the bigger yearly goals seem more attainable if they're broken down monthly.  So, without further ado, here are my goals for this month: 

With the LA Marathon just 6 days away, I'm getting really nervous and excited about this!  I really do hope I not just survive, but that enjoy it too!  Eating clean and staying hydrated has been tough for me.  So much temptation out there and running makes me hungry! LOL This month I plan to be more aware of what I'm eating and making better choices, even if that means making some sacrifices.  I know that in the long run (pun intended!) it will be better for my overall performance and health.  

I've got the Spartan Super coming up just about 1 month after running the marathon and I'm really looking forward to training and getting stronger.  With all the running I've been doing, my cross training has been reduced to just once a week and I can really tell my upper body strength has suffered.  But, I'll be back to my more regular training soon and I can't wait!

So, what are your goals this month? Any fun races coming up?                                                     

Happy Monday | February Goals

So how about that Super Bowl game, huh? I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of the sport, but I do love a good Super Bowl Party!  I had such a nice time yesterday with family and good friends eating, laughing, and just chatting it up!  Needless to say, it was a cheat meal sorta day!  I enjoyed that yummy food, but now it's time to move on and get back on track!  What better way to do that than to share some of my goals for this month with you.  I think small, attainable goals set are great and Saturday I shared my goals for February on Instagram as part of the #grinderglamchallenge.  It's basically a photo a day prompter but it's fitness related. Gotta love that!  Feel free to join the challenge on Instagram with me!   

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To go along with my "drink more water" goal, I use an app called WaterMinder!  It's great for tracking your daily water intake.  It's only $0.99 but today it's FREE!! Go download it from the app store now! Click HERE for the link! 

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What are some of your fitness goals this month?