I've decided to enact a little 6 month challenge to lose some weight, get in shape, and try some new things. One reason could be the upcoming nuptials...or encouraging a friend to get healthy again....or just because I like challenges and I want to reach my goal weight once and for all. Whatever the reason may be, I am going to take the next 6 months (starting tomorrow) to exercise, eat more healthy meals for at least 5 days of the week, try new exercises, and really work on increasing my strength and endurance with respect to running.
Even though it is a long 6 month challenge, I am going to think of it in monthly increments. So, tomorrow begins the first month's goals. My goals for this month are as follows:
1. Work on my running i.e. speed and endurance. Having taken several months off, I am very slow again and do not have much endurance, although this ankle injury is some of the problem.
2. Work on flexibility. I have always been relatively flexible. Splits are not a problem, for instance. However, I have noticed a decrease in my flexibility over the past few years since I do not focus on it nearly as much as I used to in the past. Time to increase that again.
3. Try a bootcamp class.
4. Eat healthy meals 5 days of the week.
5. Start jumping rope. This used to be so easy as a child and now it's a pain in the arse!
So, that about sums up the first month's goals. I think it's pretty doable if I stick to it. Yes, there will be tough days and I'm sure obstacles will arise now and then, but the overall goal of my 6 month challenge is to lose the rest of this stubborn weight, be more flexible, stronger and healthier overall.
~The wedding is a definite motivator as well!