|On the left Oct '12, on the right Nov '13|
Needless to say, it's a tough to make time to work out and really stay motivated. Nothing tells you it's too cold to go for a run when you wake up to frost on your windows. Everything about the holidays and winter say, be lazy, just eat, build up another layer of fat to keep your warm. With all that being said, it would seem that we are amidst the best time to make a change. Why wait until New Years? Start your resolution today, right now, write down your list of goals. It's important to visualize your results and keep yourself accountable. You may think it's enough to just think about what you want to do, but trust me it helps to have a physical reminder of it. Making a list will help to remind you why you started and more importantly where you want to go.
It was this time last year that I made my goals for the year. With keeping that tradition, here's my list for next year:
-run a full marathon (hopefully Detroit or Chicago)
-complete an olympic distance triathlon
-finish a 5k in 30 minutes
-finish a 10k in under an hour
-finish a half marathon in 2:30
-lift heavy things, lots of them...it's time to build more muscle!
-help others reach their goals
-figure out what I really want to do with this blog...any suggestions?
-run in every state (and eventually every continent maybe?)
I intentionally left out any specific pound or size goals. I'm not really sure what my ideal weight or size is, but I suppose I'll know when I get there. For me, this is all about being healthy and happy, not skinny. Weight loss is a part of my journey, but not the whole thing. Those little numbers on the scale don't tell my whole story or define me so I don't let them control me.