If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you may have seen at the end of last week that I was posting about how I had accomplished my May fitness goal. My goal was to ride the Peloton every day in May until we went out of town for Memorial Day. Well, I did that and felt really good about it. I was also pretty tired at the end of that run, so taking a couple of days over the long weekend to be active by running or playing at the beach was a welcome break.
I have one of those kind of annoying, really general long-term fitness goals of just “being in good shape,” being healthy and setting a positive example for my children when it comes to being active and healthy. While that’s all well and good, it isn’t the kind of thing that gets me out of bed and into my next workout on a daily basis.
I find that I’m more motivated to workout and keep working out consistently if I set little goals along the way. I was also hoping to get to do the fitness camp I did last summer (see more on that here), but my schedule is so funky with work and Jackson getting out of school and into summer camps that I felt I couldn’t commit to it.
After a month of all cardio workouts, my new fitness goal is to work on a different element of my fitness routine and add stretching and strength to the mix. I’m going to attempt to do 3-5 strength sessions per week (focusing on arms and core) and adding a 5-10 minute stretch after every workout. I’d also like to get out of the house to one outside fitness class at least once every two weeks (if not once a week).
I’m hoping that adding some strength training will also help me get faster on the bike, reach higher personal records and just overall add to my “feeling healthy” goal.
I’ve really been trying to stay away from weight-related goals anymore. My clothes fit and I’ve been fitting back into more “normal for me” sizes that I’ve been hoping to for a while now. So for me, these “activity” type goals seem to work best and the results that come with them are just bonuses!
What health and fitness goals are you all working toward right now?
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