This is the last Training for Tuesday for 2015! I love this link up because it helps me stay accountable, and aware of my current fitness routines / situation. Meaning, if I know I have to write about it, I might actually work out.
I've been working on baby step goals for the last couple of months, so I have been trying to focus on just one 'big' thing rather than making and not achieving 10 little goals.
Last month, I mentioned that I really wanted to:
Get my portion sizes under control
I didn't really do anything towards this, turns out the holidays weren't the best time to attempt something like this. Oh well.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
The only way I'm going to get all my fruits & veggies every day is by having a smoothie for breakfast (banana, strawberries, blueberries & spinach). It takes 2 seconds to make if I prep the night before. I think I had one for breakfast most mornings, if not, I had my oatmeal and blueberries. I didn't have a strong veggie game though, unless you count beans.
Work out 3-4 times a week
Super pass! At the end of November, KC and I had a super long talk about how unhappy I was at my gym.. seems silly, but it was so limited and it made me not want to workout. I used to love body pump in Australia, but only one place offers it here, and a couple other places offer copy cat classes, but all of them were too expensive or far away. I only paid $10 a month at planet fitness, but if I wasn't going, it was $10 too much. KC goes to the gym and the pool, and the YMCA (or do I just call it the Y?) has a pool, classes, weights, cardio etc etc. I joined after Thanksgiving and he will join next year when his gym & pool memberships run out. We haven't been a member of the same gym in a couple years, so it will be nice to workout together again, even if it's just weekends.
Since I joined, I have been going to 2-3 body pump classes a week, plus running or cross training (yoga, barre, elliptical) 3 times a week. I hurt my knee around the middle of the month and had to back off a bit, but I still stayed strong.
It's amazing what a difference it makes when you actually like what you are doing. I know everyone says that, but I was always like 'well I like running, I like yoga, I like strength training'. Trouble was, I didn't like where or how I was doing it. Also, the membership is quite a bit more expensive than planet fitness, so it helps me get out of bed in the morning. Plus, it's closer to work whereas planet fitness was close to my house, which meant I still had morning traffic to deal with after my workout. This way, I beat traffic and am 5 minutes away from work.
Now the real test will be sticking to it in the new year when the gym is packed and there is no room to move. We'll see!
I'm not going to set monthly goals for January, but I did want to talk about the races I would like to do in 2016. I am only registered for one right now, and races can really add up so I doubt I will do all of them, but it would be nice!
Anthem 5k - 27th February
Rodes City 10k - 12th March
Papa John's 10 miler - 26th March
KY Derby Half Marathon - April 30th
The Glo Run - sometime in June
The Color Run - also sometime in June
Urban Bourbon Half Marathon - October 22nd
YMCA Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving
Also, thinking of another race in November, we'll see...
Of course, I'd do a race almost every weekend if I could afford it, but Louisville doesn't offer a whole lot and when you start travelling for races it adds up even more, so I like to keep the travel to a minimum if possible, and really make it worth it when I go (I wouldn't travel for a 5k). So yeah. That's how my 2016 looks, but I'd love to travel for at least one race....
Enjoy the rest of 2015 everyone! Got any lofty goals for 2016?