Fitness Friday: What's Next

Fitness Friday – What’s Next

Happy Friday! Congratulations on making to the end of another week 

I haven’t been recapping my workouts on this here blog lately, partly because they just haven’t been very exciting. Up until my race last weekend I was mostly doing a lot of running and not a whole lot else. Now that I’ve done my race, I’m trying to figure out how I want my workout plan to look going forward.

Since my life has gotten a lot busier in the last little while, I’ve been struggling a bit to figure out how exactly working out fits in to my life. Not only do I have less time, I also have less energy, and I often my find myself exhausted at the end of the day feeling like the last thing that I want to do is work out. I know that if I force myself to get out the door I’ll actually feel more energized, it’s just a matter of getting my butt off of that comfortable couch and doing it. Having runs written in my calendar when I’m training for a race makes me much more likely to actually follow through and do them, so I think that making a plan and writing it down is one way that I can force myself to be accountable to my goals. Here are the things I’d like to incorporate fitness-wise on a weekly basis.

  • At least two runs, with one of those runs over 5k
  • At least one group fitness class 
  • At least one yoga session, either at home or at a class
  • At least one workout before work or at lunch

I’m hoping that now that I’ve written those goals down I’ll be more likely to stick to them. And, of course, I have all of you to hold me accountable. I can’t disappoint the internet, now can I ?

How do you keep yourself accountable with working out when you’re not training for anything specific?

8 Comments

    1. I’ve got a huge goal for June! 26 classes – 1-2 Monday, 2 Tuesday and 2 Thursday and maybe running the memorial stairs once or twice! We can keep each other accountable!

    1. I really like these. They’re not impossible, but they will require planning and that’s how I believe goals SHOULD be. Not too easy, but also not too hard 🙂

    1. Nice goals! I find setting goals for myself really helps. My goal from January was to get three runs in a week, & since I’d committed to running with a coworker, I was pretty successful with that. Having someone to hold you accountable really helps. I never want to be the one to bail! Now that I have to go home to let Odin out at lunch, I won’t be able to go as much, which I’m a little sad about. I’m making up for it by biking home though, I think – that hill is killer. I also have to train for the seawheeze so hopefully that is motivation enough to get some good running in this summer! I’m usually up for a morning spin (especially when N is home to watch Odin), so let me know if you wanna hit up a class before work!

      1. Going with a buddy definitely makes me much less likely to bail on workout plans. We should definitely go to morning spin together some time soon!

    1. I think these goals are doable for sure. It’s hard to stay accountable when you have nothing you’re working towards. I’m guilty of this all the time. I need to make sure I’m planning workouts in my day planner so I can stay on track.

      1. Yeah, I need to start writing them in my calendar so that I stay on track!

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