Now that I’m seriously working towards some health and fitness goals, I’ve decided to trying giving these “This Week I Will” posts a reoccurring series on THS. I may not write one every week (much like Twosdays) but don’t be surprised to see a list of goals show up at the beginning of the week every now and again.
First up, let’s do a quick review of last week’s goals:
>>Run 3 times. DONE. You can see my progress on Daily Mile.
>>Drink lots of water. DONE.
>>Cut back on Caffiene. I’m a work in progress. :/
>>Shut Down @ 8:00 PM: I was off the computer before 8 every night but one. An #HLS13 planning conference chat ran late. But I was still able to log off before 8:30 that night [8:22 to be exact.] and am VERY PROUD of myself for making this a priority.
>>Read. DONE. And will continue to do because I’m obsessing over the #hlbbookclub this month.
>>Lift some Weights. DONE. I did a round of Courtney’s Shredded Shoulder’s workout Saturday morning after my run.
This Week I Will:
Take a Daily Multivitamin. It’s a habit I was so happy to finally master last year, and recently I’ve been TERRIBLE when it comes to taking it daily. I’ve moved the bottle of them to my desk, right next to where I keep my phone when I’m in the shower so that I can be visual reminded to take it each day.
3 Training Runs. Last week I convinced Alicia over Twitter that we should try to PR our 5K time in July at my favorite local race. I think spent Friday night writing out a 10 week training plan to get me to #PRorBust. I WILL be breaking 30 minutes on July 20, 2013. #SecretingThatShit
Core Work. My #PRorBust plan is more than just runs. I spent time flipping through my 2013 Runner’s World and Woman’s Health issues Friday night, looking for at home strength workouts to add to the list, too. I’ve got a focus on core workout I’ve marked for testing this week. Want to build that strong base to help make PR’ing a reality.
Take a real lunch break Monday through Friday. It helps my productivity, anxiety, and mood TREMENDOUSLY, when I step away from my desk at the office. It’s not always easy to do when the work is piling high, but when I make it a priority, I notice a difference and I know doing so is making a healthy decision for my life. Plus this is an ideal time to get more book reading into my life!
Hydrate; drink 100+ oz of water a day. Same as always; when I make it an official goal, I get it done. If I leave it off the list, I suddenly struggle with getting enough H20. Making it happen.
Complete a full strength training workout. I’m pretty good about starting a workout, and pretty ridiculous about finishing it. I have a Women’s Health full body workout to challenge me this week and I want to complete ALL of the reps in ALL of the sets before throwing in the towel. TRUE EFFORT!
Aim for 8+ hours of sleep. I may have stayed up until 1:30 AM working last night. And then woke up at 6:00 AM this morning. Not the healthiest thing for my body or mind, I know. I’m going to try very hard to be in bed by 9:00 PM and asleep between 10:00 and 10:30 each night. Now that my fitness activities are increasing, sleep has gone uuuuuuup! on the importance factor scale.