2013 Fitness Goals

29 Apr

While resting and relaxing on vacation this past week I decided to become a little more concrete with my goals for fitness.  I feel like I’ve already come so far and accomplished so much with P90X and my race training…and I want to keep going!  These ideas have been floating around in my head for a few weeks/months, but I’m finally ready to put them to paper.  Adam and I each made our goals and discussed what we’re hoping to achieve before 2014.  I wanted to keep things very manageable and reasonable – it’s far better to exceed than not reach a goal.  I’m a little late for January, but without further ado, my fitness goals:

  1. Finish P90X – successfully become a P90X grad!  Take fit test, pics, and all that jazz.
  2. Complete Insanity – Start May 28
  3. Run a sub 2-hour half marathon
  4. Run 3 half marathons
  5. Complete another round of P90X

I’m really excited to have a “next step” once I finish P90X and my upcoming half-marathons: Insanity!  This is another at-home fitness program from Beachbody (the same maker as P90X).  The program is similar in intensity as P90X (more of a cardio focus though), but a little less time commitment (under an hour) and only 2 months vs. 3.  The biggest complication will be losing my training partner.  With Adam moving to Nashville, I will have to forge on alone in my home workouts like Insanity or P90X.  It will be a challenge, but I’ve had many weeks to get used to the idea.  I’m hoping by the time comes I’ll be ready and mentally prepared to make the journey ‘alone.’  I can always share the updates here! :)

I’ve also really enjoyed combining strength training and running so I know I want to continue with that. It’s actually really exciting to see how far I can push myself physically.  For a while I had gotten used to being out of shape and sort of accepted it as ‘the new norm.’  I’m thrilled to see a life of activity and fitness as my normal – I want to see what I’m capable of accomplishing.  Before starting this journey there were so many things I didn’t really think of as possible – pull-ups, a million push-ups, running miles in the 7’s again.  Hold onto your hats kids, let’s see where this thing goes!

This is just plain hilarious.

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10 Responses to “2013 Fitness Goals”

  1. finchnwren April 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Thanks for liking our protein bars post! Your goals are very inspiring!

    • racesrepsramblings April 30, 2013 at 11:11 am #

      Thanks so much! I’m very curious to try those bars – fantastic stats…hard to come by for sure!

  2. themovingmuncher April 30, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    P90X looks intense! But awesome! Would love to run a marathon one day, currently building up the courage to consider doing a half :)

    • racesrepsramblings April 30, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Yeah – great way to describe P90X. Intense for sure, but it’s a great program. I’ve been surprised with how much I’ve enjoyed it. And you should definitely think about signing up for a half! You never know – you might love it!! The timing is good now as there are many half-marathons in the fall, which allows for summer training…much nicer than freezing in the winter! :)

      • beabetteryoufitness April 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

        Hey!!! You’re going to start Insanity, huh? Awesome! Are you a beachbody coach, too? If not, you should be!

        • racesrepsramblings April 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

          Yep! I’m excited to start – I’ve enjoyed P90X so this seems like a good fit. It looks like you’ve had great results with Les Mills. I’m not a beachbody coach – I’ve thought about it, but I kind of like remaining non-biased when I share my experiences with the program. Who knows – maybe someday! :)

          • beabetteryoufitness April 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

            I understand. A lot of coaches start out like you–loving the programs as a customer and then realizing they could make money and own their own business! I would love to have you on my team! Do you currently work with a coach? If not, I can put you into a P90X and Insanity challenge group! I’m excited to see your progress!!

            • racesrepsramblings April 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

              Thanks for the info! I think at this point I’m not really ready to join a group. I will definitely keep this in mind though if it’s something I’d like to get involved with! Again – thanks for the offer!

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