Wednesday, March 02, 2011
So, my husband is deployed right now, and we're both trying to get ourselves back in shape by the time he comes back to the US (in June). It's really nice to hold each other accountable (really!) and to cheer our way through it.
The thing is, Steve (hubby) keeps telling me I need to have some kind of fitness goal to work towards--not just a weight goal. And I recognize his point: am I just going to stop working out and watching what I eat once I hit my goal weight? And does thinking about me-25-lbs.-lighter REALLY get me out of bed and to the gym in the morning? Not so much.
So I'd LIKE to have a fitness goal, but I really don't know what I'd like it to be. He's suggested stuff like, do 5 pull-ups (I can't even do one right now), run 5 miles in 40 minutes (not sure that's something I'd EVER be able to do, but maybe 5 in 50?), but while those are great, tangible goals, they just don't really resonate with me. Like, who cares about pull-ups? And I'm a slow-a$$ runner, so it's not like my times are ever going to rock out.
Bottom line: I need help. What kind of fitness goal should I have? Any ideas? How can I come up with something that's intrinsic--not externally suggested by someone else?