Ok, so I didn’t keep my promise to blog more. Let’s just be real, I have become terrible at blogging. Every since we moved to Georgia, I just have not been able to find my groove. It has been 3 years now, and I still can’t find it. A lot of it has to do with internet issues. The internet out in the boonies is just not the same as it was in the burbs.
Although I want to say that one of my goals is to be better about blogging, I’m just gonna be real and realize that I will fail. Homeschooling with 4 kids, cooking, cleaning, driving people to soccer practice and trying to actually workout, not just blog about my plans to work out, takes a lot of time from my day. Let’s not forget that I have to keep all the little people alive too.
However, as I have time, I will continue to share what is going on in my quest to get healthy and fit. What better way to start the new year by sharing my fitness goals for the year.
Here are my goals in no particular order:
*hike, at least every 2 weeks – Hiking is good for my mind and my body.
*hold a plank for 5 minutes – Yeah, I have a long way to go.
*run a 9 minute mile – This may be easy for most people, but for me to break the 9 minute mark would be huge. I’m a back of the pack runner who likes to make everyone else look fast. You’re welcome!
*run a sub 30 minute 5K – I came really close to this several years ago. At least more than 3 years. I am hoping to have a chance to do that this year.
*do 10 push ups in a row – Umm, upper body strength is not my thing. Like until recently, I have never done a real push up.
*practice yoga weekly – I know that in order to be able to move as I continue to get older I need to work on that flexibility.
*do a pull up – I want to be able to do just one pull up. Like I said before, I have no upper body strength.
*touch my head to my knees – See, I used to be able to do this, however, after that 4th kid, I can’t any longer.
*do the splits – Yep, flexibility has never been one of my strong suits. I was able to do a split back high school/college, when I was a soccer goalkeeper. Not so much anymore.
*do a head/hand stand – Let me be real. I would love to be able to do a hand stand, however, I am not sure I would be able to get that far in a year. Ultimately I would be pretty darn happy with a head stand.
*build muscle – My biggest goal for the year is to build some visible muscles, especially in my upper body.
I see each of these goals as a stepping stone to building up my overall health and wellness. I am going to have to continue to work hard every day and I am really going to have to work on eating better. I know I can’t exercise a bad diet.
So what are your goals for the year?