Since the half-marathon I ran two weeks ago, I have done very little in the way of exercise. I’ve been saying that I need to start a new workout regimen or train for something new, but I just haven’t had the motivation.
Well screw that: I need to get with the program. Rather than taking another few weeks wondering what I want to do next, I’m going to start doing something!
Remember when I did that Hot 100 Challenge a few years ago? Well, YESTERDAY marks the start of the final 100 days of 2012 and I’m going to use that fact to my advantage: I’m going to do another Hot 100 Challenge and make the rest of the year really count, so I’ll be right on track and feeling great when the new one comes along.
Oddly enough, my goals for this Hot 100 are basically the same as 3 years ago. I’m not going to dwell on that…
Kimberly’s Goals for The Hot 100
- Keep running! I just ran a half-marathon and it would be really sad if I let all of that hard work go to waste (been there, done that) So, I’ll be doing a 5k on November 3, and an 8k on Thanksgiving. I should be able to run the entirety of each race without any trouble, so I’m going to work on my speed and try to make get a PR for each of those distances.
- Lose some more weight. Like, 20 pounds more. That would put me at 157 on December 31, soooo close to my goal of 150. I’ll save those last few pounds for 2013 and feel awesome when I reach it by February! [Sadly, this goal was copied almost verbatim from 2009. I changed the year, and the weight I'd be at on 12/31, because I'm 1.5 pounds more now than I was at this time 3 years ago. Since I've also gained a child, I guess that's not too bad!)
- Eat out less – cook more. Specifically, eat restaurant-cooked food no more than 3-4 times per week. This should be very doable, and will be exceedingly helpful toward my weight-loss goal, as well as make a marked difference in my wallet. [This goal is verbatim, too!]
- Blog more. Accountability is very important. When you have people asking you how you’re doing with your goals, it makes you try harder (because you don’t want to look/feel like an ass if you’ve given up lol), so when I blog, I’m better about keeping up with my healthy habits. I should be able to blog at least twice a week, so that’s my goal: A minimum of 2 posts per week through the end of the year.
And that’s it! Who’s with me?! Let me know if you’re going to join in, and what your goals are so we can hold each other accountable! Here’s to a Hot 100 – er, 99!