My weight is where I want it, but my plan for this year is to run my first half marathon (which means this year I have to maintain my base over the winter instead of getting flabby while its icy outside and starting over in the spring) and to do the 100 pull-ups challenge by the end of the year. That's a big jump for me, 'cause at the moment I can't even do one. What I learned from working on the 100 push-ups challenge is that going from 0 to 1 is harder than going from 1 to 100. Gonna do an open water swim with my tall-lady sister this summer, too.
Plan of action is probably more important than the goals:
For the pull-ups, I have a series of how to get there steps involving dumbbell curls and assisted pull-up machines. posted on my fridge, and I cross off each new skill as I get to it. Right now I'm working on being able to curl 20 pounds in each arm 15 times. I'm good with a few, but exhaust long before 15. Since the pull-up will require each of my arms to lift 70 pounds, I've got a long way to go!
For the run, I know how to train - did couch to 5K three years ago (and was able to run my first 5K after just 13 training runs - my body is kind to me) but I have to get consistent about doing something to keep myself in shape when it's just too cold, too windy, or too icy for me to be willing to run outside. If all else fails I'll use the dreadmill, but so far I have resisted that in favor of jump rope and stair climbing workouts.
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