Fitness, Health, motivation

Motivation Monday!

Happy Monday! Are you ready for the new week? Have you made your plans and are excited to start the week? This is the week where people start to make the decisions on whether or not to keep pushing. We are entering the half-way point of the month and it is about this point where people stop going to the gym (in normal times) or working out at all. They start to allow back in the poor eating because they get tired or don’t want to deal with saying no to all the things they love.

So here we are at the decision point. What are you deciding to do? Are you deciding to make healthier decisions regarding food? What does that mean (what is the SMART goal behind it). Are you exercising more? What does that mean? Did you make SMART goals for yourself last week? Are they things you can actually do or did you set goals that are unrealistic in the best of times, of which we are no where near. If you set goals that are burning you out already, its time to re-evaluate those goals. Maybe its to make them more manageable and get you on the right track.

People often burn out because they set unrealistic goals for themselves. For example if someone never exercises, they might not set a goal to work out everyday for an hour. The goal might be something like be active for 15 minutes a day (including going for a walk). If there are days where they are more active great! If not they are still moving forward. Even that goal might be too much for some people, for some, maybe it that they will be active 15minutes a day 3-4x a week. Once again, if they are able to do it more often great! If they are not able to do more that they still won’t feel like they failed. It is about knowing your own limits and being able to know how far you can push yourself. For someone that meets that first goal of 15 minutes everyday, maybe after a 2 weeks of consistency they may re-evaluate the goal and say they are going to push for 30 minutes a day or maybe they are going to add a goal where 3-4 days they are active for more than 30 minutes.

Setting the goals can be something that is fairly easy. However staying motivated is another story. What is motivating you? What is your why for making fitness goals to begin with? We are have a reason we want to improve, knowing the why will help us to continue to reach for our goals.

What is your why? Share the why so others can support you and motivate you to follow your goals!

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New Year

Whenever New Years comes up I think back to the previous year and what my goals for the year were. We have all made some crazy goals or resolutions. We all have seen how crazy the gym is the week or two after new years day and then some of us see the drop off as everyone else goes back to the way things were before the new year started. All of a sudden there will be lots of parking spots at the gym, all the people you saw outside running will stop and things will go back to normal.

Last year my goal was to train and run the Disneyland Half Marathon. I did this. However I added several other health focused things to my life as well. I started doing crossfit, I started running more, I changed how I eat and think about wellness. This year I am setting some new goals for myself.

1. Run the LA Marathon (Already Registered)
2. Run the TinkerBell 10k (Already Registered)
3. Get my 5k time down to 30 min or less
4. Get my 10k time down to 60min or less
5. Do the Dumbo Dare
6. Finish a half-marathon in 3 hours or less
7. Do a strict pull-up
8. Do a handstand push-up
9. Get Double Unders
10. Do at least 1 Crossfit WOD at RX

I have just a few goals, but I know that some of them are inter-related. If I want to run a 10k in an hour my 5k time is going to need to be half that, right? I also know that I am getting close on some of my goals and I just need to keep pushing. Also I know that not all my goals can be running related since that is not all my fitness is. These are just the fitness goals, there are other goals for the new year but they are not quite as set yet. I guess I will see what the new year brings.

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Welcome

Welcome to my new blog!!! This blog is my attempt to help myself on a new journey towards being physically healthier.  I am going to put my disclaimer here that I am not expert in health or fitness and I am just beginning this journey.  Feel free to comment.  I know that some people have more experience and if you are here then something has caught your eye.

What do I mean by healthy does not mean going on some crazy diet in order to lose a ton of weight.  I may post about some random diets but do not think that I am telling anyone to do a specific diet.  I will just be posting about my journey and what it has been like.  So now that we have that clarified lets start the journey!

What are your fitness goals this year? Do you have health goal?

I plan on running the Disneyland Half- Marathon in August so I am going to begin training for this event? Anyone else have a goal like that?