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Lucky 13! - January Goals

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hi all, long time, no blog. You can find me at (warning, sometimes I have a sailor mouth). Just felt like checking in.

2012 was awesome! I conquered my 3 big race goals - finishing a century bike ride (Rosedale Ride and Red Poppy Ride in March/April), a half ironman (Kerrville, September), and a marathon (Rock and Roll San Antonio, November). We did 24 races in 12 months, ending the last 2 on the same day (a 5k race in the morning and another in the evening). And then, I spent a lot of November and December recovering and sitting on my couch and playing video games and hanging with friends and drinking alcohol and eating reasonable portions but what I wanted, and it was WONDERFUL and exactly what my soul needed.

However, now it's time to get back to work.

In January, my main goals are:

1, To resume training - 1.5 hours of swimming per week, 1.75 hours of biking per week, 1.75 hours of running per week, and 1.5 hours of weights. 330 minutes per week, no more, no less.

2. To eat mostly veggies and fruit. I'm doing my best to eat a mostly plant based diet, with small amounts of quality carbs, lean meat, good oils, lowfat dairy, and nuts. But mostly plants. Trying for about 1500 calories most days. With training, this should constitute a reasonable but significant deficit.

3. Zero tolerance on: cigarettes (yeah, still have one every once in a while while drinking), sugar (no sweets this month).

My first official weigh in for this month is Monday, and I am hoping to get back to 175 from wherever I'm at then... :) If I can get a good consistent January on, hopefully this can be the start of an awesome year!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_KATHY 1/5/2013 12:30PM

    I'm very proud of you. You really have accomplished so much. You've made it happen! A good example for us all.

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    Good plan, Quix. You did great on your races last year and I now that was a happy accomplishment. I agree with lucky '13...let's do this!

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