Hi guys! In the beginning of September, I shared my SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) goals with you. I wanted to challenge myself to not take more than 3 rest days in a row, hold a 2 minute plank, and run a mile nonstop. I didn’t make it to Crossfit as often as I wanted, but I was pretty good about sticking to the “no more than 3 rest days in a row” rule. It forced me to utilize the workout equipment I have at home and go for walks at the park. I even did a yoga class with my munchkin one day at his school. :) I think I’m going to keep this as an unofficial goal moving forward to make sure I keep moving and avoid getting stick in a rut for too long!
Ok, I mentioned I struggled holding 20 second planks during my Crossfit Elements classes and then miraculously held a one minute plank during a warm-up one day. That jump from 20 seconds to one full minute inspired my goal to hold a two minute plank by the end of September. What.was.I.thinking?! Clearly I was still high on excitement when I decided that was a realistic goal. Two minutes in the plank world is a lifetime. A LIFETIME! At least it seems that way to me. Obviously from my rant, you can tell I didn’t meet this goal. I did, however, improve my plank time by 27 seconds, and that makes me proud. I FOUGHT for those extra 27 seconds that day and it was HARD! I planked almost every day, usually while I watched TV at night. I also did exercises like shoulder taps that required me to be in the plank position. I definitely think that helped me improve my time. My October goals will not include planking, but I will continue to keep them in my workout routine. Right now, I’m content with planking for 30-60 seconds at a time; I definitely feel the burn!
So about that running goal… I totally dropped the ball on this one. I really want to use a treadmill to accomplish this goal because I feel like that would make it easier to measure my progress, but I was unable to re-join my work gym in September. So, I decided to roll this goal over to October. It’s still something I really want to do, and I know I’ll be able to re-join the gym this month for sure. Plus, this time around I will have Sara and another colleague jumping back into running too. I am super confident I can accomplish this goal if I really put my mind to it. In fact, this is going to be my main focus for October. The only other official goal I’ll be focusing on is drinking one gallon of water a day.
This time, I’ll be giving you guys updates on my progress throughout the month via Instagram. Feel free to stop by to leave an encouraging comment or remind me to get off my butt and jump on that treadmill!
What are your goals for October?
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