Thursday, January 28, 2010
Short TERM goals
How AWESOME is this quote?? Now instead of the word "job" replace it with the word exercise or goal or just one more rep!! You don't have to do 10 push-ups in a row to FINALLY check off a goal-- if you have never done one before -- and you finally CAN... then that is a HUGE milestone. Health and fitness is taking baby steps and before you know it you will be toughing it out with the best of them, one push-up at a time!
So - today I'm sharing with you my short term goals... because if you don't have short term goals- you will NEVER get to your long term goals. Your short term goals are the stepping stones on your way to your long-term goals.
I'm still getting back to my pre-pregnancy fitness level. It is funny- I think I can pop out a kid and then get back to doing exactly what I was doing before... and it is a rude awakening when I can only do 10 push-ups before getting out of breath or only being able to sprint at half the speed before.... etc.... So, my long term goal is to get back to exactly where I was and keep growing from there.... and to get there:
1. I'm beginning the 100 push-ups challenge again, because there is just something about hitting that 100 that makes you feel like you are on TOP of the world.
2. This same guy has a 200 squat challenge- and since I LOVE squats and lunges, I'm going to go for that too. (he is coming out with a 25 pull-up challenge as well- and I'll be on board that one whenever it comes out)
3. I will also be doing 2 days of HIIT training and 3 days of steady state-- and then alternating it week from week.
I will stick with these 3 goals for now, as when I feel like I have too many goals on my plate- then I end up giving up too quickly and then none of them get accomplished until I decide to start over.
Since I'm still nursing Molly and realistically know that "inches" won't be dropping off-- then I'm going to focus more on my gains in fitness. I will still record my weight, stats and update progress pictures on the 1st and 15th of every month.... but do know the progress will be rather slow until I stop nursing.
Now it is your turn.... take out a piece of paper or even better, START a progress blog and write down your short term goals and share them with me! It is always fun to watch and see what other people are accomplishing and to cheer them on.
Keep workin' it!!