Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a new month, new goals...

Somehow it's May 31st and I haven't blogged all month. How did that happen?? Blogging used to be a priority. Lately I'll admit, not so much. I'm going to try and change that. I ran my first official 5k at the beginning of the month and didn't even share the results (29 min 24 sec for anyone interested). It used to be that I'd come home from a race and immediately sit down at the computer and write my race recap. To be honest, I miss that. Tomorrow starts a new month though and I'm going to strive to be a better blogger!
So, I had 2 main goals in May...."no-weigh May" and "Move my @$$" 90 miles. Both failed miserably. I think I made it 5 days without my scale. Pitiful. My mileage challenge went slightly better but I was not able to hit the total I was originally shooting for. But, now I have a jumping off point for other goals. My mileage goal for May was a bit unrealistic if I'm being perfectly honest. It did, however, get me moving more than I would have otherwise, so that's a positive thing. June's mileage goal- 65 miles. Doable I think. Slightly more than I did this month, but not anything super crazy.
Goal #2 for June: strength training 3x a week. I've been doing alot of thinking about what I want to look like, feel like, ultimate goals etc. I LIKE when my muscles are defined so I need to put some effort into building and toning them. Add to that, muscle burns more calories. More muscle= better body composition and less fat.
Ultimately it's not the number on the scale, it's how I look and feel that matters. However, I use the number to help motivate myself. I used to set a monthly weight goal for myself so I've decided that it might be beneficial do again. I'm within a few pounds of what used to be a "comfortable" weight for me and it's made me a little lazy. Now comes the time when I have to work harder to hit my goals...and I'm up for the challenge! June 30th goal weight- 157 lbs.

What about you? Do you have new goals for the month of June? Please share!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Move that Tushy...

Yesterday I set my goals for May. Today I've decided to commit to walking or running a minimum of 90 miles over the course of the month. And now I'd like to invite all of you to join me. Set your own mileage goal and leave me a comment. The more the merrier. Plus, it's motivating to tell others your goals...at least it is for me. Are ya in for "Move your A$$ May" ? I dare you...