Friday, June 28, 2013
My personal trainer asked me week before last on our very first session ďWhat are your fitness goals?Ē My brain went blank, because I had never really considered that question before. I have always had a weight loss goal, but as far as physical strength goals, I never considered that. Iíve been so wrapped up in counting calories and watching the scale go up and down and back again that I never considered actually changing my methods or goalsÖthese methods and goals that have failed me since turning 30.
After much thought, I have decided what I want my concrete fitness goals to be. Of course I still want to lose weight, but Iím going to try.. no Iím NOT going to obsess over the number on the scale anymore. Iím not going to focus on calorie quantity anymore. Iím done with numbers that arenít motivating me anymore. My NEW fitness goals for the rest of 2013 are as follows:
*In September, my county does a fitness event called Take the Lake. (www.takethelake.org) My goal is to complete all 15 miles of the walk/run. Last year I completed 10 miles. I wasnít as physically fit last year as I am this year, and I learned a few things last year that will help me this year. Blisters took me out last year so this year I am packing plenty of band aids, extra socks, and Iím getting a better pair of shoes.
*In October, I am going to do a Color Run. (www.colormerad.com) My trainer and I are working on getting me 5k ready. I would love to run it and complete it in 40 minutes or less. Currently, it takes me 45 to 50 minutes of interval training to make 5k.
*I want to flip a tire. I see some of the trainers working with the men in the parking lot, and I think itís pretty bad *** to watch them flip tires. I wanna do it. Iím a girl and I wanna flip a tire, and I want to do it by December.
ēI want to learn how to lift.
ēI want to continue learning some kickboxing and self defense moves. I want to be able to defend myself if necessary and also get better and more precise with my moves.
I think for now, thatís a pretty good list of fitness goals. Iím breaking free of the little dietary box Iíve stuff myself into. I want to be something greater and stronger than just a woman who has lost a lot of numbers on a scale.