I love to plan and this time of year is a time of reflection and planning. I shared my running reflections from the previous year with my running recap of 2012 and now I am going to share with you my health and fitness goals for 2013.
I am a big believer of sharing your goals and dreams with others, so that they can help hold you accountable and keep you motivated. I am not sure if I will be able to make and attain each of my goals … but I will try.
With all things in life, I am learning that it is easier to ADD to my goals rather than TAKE AWAY. When I see that I am losing something, it makes me sad. When I realize that I am gaining something… it is easier to maintain.
As with all goals and dreams, a plan must be made. I am the type of person where I have to set a goal (dream) first… then I make my plan. Today I am sharing with you my goals for the new year. Soon I will share with you my plan of attack to reach these goals.
I will be limiting my sugar intake. (Notice I did not say giving up sugar). My first plan of attack with this is to eliminate soda from my diet.
I will be focusing on proper nutrition. Learning to cook with more fruits and vegetables for myself and my family.
I will be taking my multivitamin on a daily basis.
I would like to reach my healthy goal weight. My peak racing weight. My happy weight. I would like to look on the outside how I feel on the inside.
I love all things fitness. However, just going to the gym every day to do something doesn’t necessarily keep me motivated. I need to have a goal to keep me motivated. Here are my fitness goals for 2013.
My ultimate fitness goal is to make a SUPER PRE-CHILDREN personal best on the half marathon. I barely squeaked by at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon this past October. My goal is to smash that number.
I am going to challenge myself to new sporting events in 2013. Challenge myself to go outside of my comfort level. Be humbled by what I am truly capable of. Learning what I can do. Growing from it. Being challenged to do more and overcome those uncomfortable I can’t do this moments.
I will be running my fifth half marathon in March. I will be running the Shamrock Half in Sacramento. I have already begun my training plan and am hoping to run healthy, run strong, and finish proud.
I will be running in the So. Cal Ragnar Relay in April. Myself and nine other bloggers will meet up to spend a weekend full of running in the southern California sunshine.
I really really really want to do a color run in May with my husband and three boys! I think it would be a super fun way to do something together as a family… running a FUN race together!
I want to (just need to sign up) train and run my first Triathlon this June. I have met with a group who trains together and races together. I think this would be a great way for me to train and learn what a triathlon is all about!
I have always wanted to do an obstacle course style race. I have only done the typical road race. I am keeping my eye out for fun runs like: mud runs, color runs, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and more!
I think there is a Spartan Race in November that I would love to run! This will require a lot of crossfit training to prepare for this race. I love crossfit and I think this would add variety to my fitness training plan.
Who knows, I might decide to get all crazy and train for my first full marathon this year!? Maybe a group of girlfriends and I will decide that running the CIM relay wasn’t enough… and we should run the whole distance together!? That might be fun!
Maybe I will get lucky again and win the lottery to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon again! That would be awesome! That was such a fun race!
Ultimate Health and Fitness Goal
Ultimately, my goal for 2013 is to remain active. I want to maintain and continue a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. I want to challenge myself physically with my fitness goals. I want to continue learning about nutrition and how to properly care for myself and my family.