Although I am so consistent with my inconsistency, this time of starting over is because my husband and I are doing it together and for that I am so happy. He has been a great inspiration in my life and doesn't get as much time to Spark as I do. He is the one who helped me get interested in running (well for me it's more like briskly walking) For week 1 I decided the best thing was to sign up for a race and train seriously for it.
Motivation Tip for Week 2: Preparation Line up 3 days of running outfits, and swim gear, keep yoga maps in the car with wipes for cleaning.
(1) 3 days a week do only one mile. Walk 5 min. Run for 30 seconds and walk out the rest
(2) 1 or 2 days walk/run ratio 1:4 for three reps and walk out the rest. 1 fartlek and one distance
(3) Pilates, Yoga, or A.I.S
Because of the flooding some of the swamp where the December Dash is held was not useable. It did not deter me from training though. I am still very interested in doing the run. My husband and I took "Munchie" our granddaughter on the first part of the trail and she got to see 2 snakes, about 20 bunnies, several egrets and lots of crawdads. Until the race, I am going to continue to focus on my health. My breathing is important to work on because I do not want to get sick.
******* Tip #2 Go for time, not distance (distance will be later) ********
(1) Continue to log 10 miles a week
(2) Monday Running club (intervals)
(3) Earn 200 fitness minutes
(4) Yoga and/or Pilates at least once
(5) Lose .5 pounds (I have gained) to weigh 159.5 or less
Reward: New Yoga Mat
EXTRA: Put aside a certain amount per mile logged or ~ $10.00 to save up for entry fees in local charity races.
I may or may not compete in the December Dash 10k, however, I have a personal goal of completing a 10k. My husband and I have walk/ran the distance before (twice by accident) but I want to challenge myself by setting a goal of doing one that I will be properly prepared for.
***** Week 1 Tip - Start Small*****
(1) Accumulate 10 miles (2.2)
(2) walk/run ratio of 1:4 for three reps and walk out the rest.
I actually got this idea from a web search that didn't have much to do with this and because the "Getting Ready for Summer 2013" team is coming to an end. I do not want the fact that I didn't reach my goals to get me down. I've had many setbacks and need to get on track. For the next year I want to have specific goals for each week that will start out slowly and steadily get more challenging.
Eat 1 veggie a day
1 cup of water
Try a new recipe
10 miles a week
150 min of fitness
Save $1.00 +
.01 for every fitness minute
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
I thought about all the different deams who had forums about reflecting on 2012 and decided to do a monthly upkeep so when I get discouraged, I can see how I have done. At the end of the year it will show some definates throughout my 2013 journey.
Starting Weights Plus
What I Accomplished This Year - 2013
(List one to three things for each month)
January - 155.6
1. Signed Munchie up for acrotots
2. Took my first cycling class
3. Went to all Munchies acrotot classes
1. My Youngest daughter and I reunited
2. Helped my granddaughter through sickness
3. Stayed motivated through weight gain
1. Watched my granddaughter swim for the first time.
2. Helped my daughter out of troubling situation
3. Tried cross-fit and liked it.
1. Tried pilates for the first time
2. Ran the Swamp Stomp 5k in 35:44
3. Did not give up
1. Completed a 5k with my husband
2. Started a walk/run program
3. Practiced stress reduction
1. Completed research for degree
2. Ran a cross country course
3. Took Pilates classes
1. Joined Beginning running club
2. Took Barre class
3. Ran first 6k