I decided to take a different approach. Yes, the number on the scale still matters to me, but I think it's healthier (at least mentally) for me to focus my attention on goals that I can count on accomplishing.
I made myself a list of fitness goals and I can't wait to check each one off! The number on the scale will fluctuate from time to time (especially since one day I hope to be pregnant), but no one will be able to take away the fitness goals I have accomplished. Besides, maybe with my focus on these goals, the number on the scale won't be so daunting.
- Run a 5K
- Workout 66 days straight
- Do 5 pull ups in a row
- Master Crow pose
- Finish a 10K in under an hour
- Run a half marathon
- Do 50 push ups in a row with correct form
- Hold plank for 2 minutes
- TRX handstand walk
I'm not changing up my routine. I am still going to log all the calories I eat and the calories I burn, but I am also going to log how I am doing on these fitness goals starting with working out 66 days straight!
Why 66 days? Well to be honest, I read an article in Shape Magazine that said that a recent study shows that you need more than 21 days to make something a habit and they suggested 66. So I figured why not. Don't worry, I am still going to have "rest" days by going on long walks or doing yoga. It will be a huge feat if I make it through all the holidays without missing a single day of working out. That's the goal- make it to January 2nd without missing a day! Day one- done!
I can't wait to check every one of these things off my list! What are some of your fitness goals?