2015! It’s a new year! 2014 was very good to me. I completed my first 10K and I starting lifting on a consistent basis. My goals for this year are to improve my running, continue lifting, eat clean, and drop some body fat. Actually, one of my goals is to start running again. I have not been running on a consistent basis since the Peachtree Road Race. I also want to get back in the pool and work on my swimming. So now I need to work these into SMART goals.
Running: I will run 3 times a week. I plan to complete a 5K in March/April, the Peachtree Road Race in July, and another 10K in September/October. I will log my runs/walks on Daily Mile.
Lifting: I will continue following a lifting plan. Right now I am following JamieEason LiveFit program. My focus is on form and building strength. I will log my workouts on Body Space.
Nutrition: I will eat healthy foods. Planning and prepping my meals in advance works best for me. This year I will work on maintain sustainable healthy eating habits. I really like Jill Coleman’s approach to healthy eating. I will use MyFitnessPal and my recovery app.
Lose Body Fat: The way I see it, my goal in this area will be achieved based on my success on my other goals – running, lifting, and healthy eating.
Swimming – This goal is easy. Sign up for swim lessons and get in the pool. Practice, practice, practice!
I know I say it every year, but I want to purchase a bike… I admit I have a lot of fear about purchasing a bike. I am worried about safety. Just recently I read an article about a hit and run, and the cyclist was riding in the bike lane! However, if I ever want to check triathlon off my fitness bucket list, I need to get a bike. So, for now, I’ll stick to spin class.
I also plan to sign up for the health program at work. Last year I made it to level 4 out of five levels. I earned $300 off my insurance premium. I could have made it to level 5 but I lost the pedometer and my HRM stopped working. I held off replacing them because I want to invest in a a different fitness tracker. I was set to get the Fitbit Flex until I read about the Surge. I am holding out for the release of the Surge because it can also serve as a GPS watch.
Well, I'm ready for the new year. I am, once again, hoping I will post regular updates on my blog.