Friday, September 5, 2014

August Recap and September Goals

Friday already?1 Man short weeks are great!

Since it's the first Friday of the month, I'm sharing five fitness related goals for September and recapping how I did on my goals in August. So, how did I do? Did I meet all my goals? Spoiler alert:
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But, in the interest of keeping it real/using the power of the internet to shame me into doing better next time, I'm still sharing this post with the Friday Five Link Up. Here's to a better September!

August Goals:

1. Do 3 morning workouts a week
Surprised this is one of the TWO goals I checked off but I somehow managed to fit in 3 morning workouts every week. 

2. Do 2 days of strength training a week
I know this is really good for me, but as you can tell by my sad lack of green stickers I only averaged about 1 strength session a week. Oh well, more incentive to do better this month!



3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night 
I must have been dancing too hard because I lost my Fitbit on Fiesta Saturday. Fitbit has THE BEST customer service ever and sent me a new one, but I was without sleep tracking for a few weeks. I'm pretty sure I didn't come anywhere near to hitting this every night though...


4. Hit my Fitbit step goal every week
My lost Fitbit also means I lost some days of step tracking, and I'm pretty sure I slacked off when I didn't have my tracker. When I did have it, I did pretty well though, and even hit some crazy all-time step highs (including the night I lost it. Told you I was dancing hard!) so I'm going to call this good enough.


5. Try a new fitness class
Yea, kind of forgot about this one. Again. Oops.

September Goals:

1. Do 2 days of strength training a week
For some reason this has been really hard to stick to, even though I know it's super good for me. Definitely my #1 priority this month!

2. Finish my first 10K
So I sort of forgot/willfully ignored the fact that I'm running the She.Is.Beautiful 10K with a bunch of coworkers in about 2 weeks. I ran a 10-miler back in April but have actually never run a 10K before and haven't really been training so I probably won't be very fast but I'm definitely going to finish!

3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night 
Another thing I know is really important but is hard for me to do. 


4. Hit my Fitbit step goal every week
And don't lose my Fitbit again.


5. Play volleyball at least once a week
Since this is pretty much all I've been doing, you wouldn't think this is something I need to work on. But with my city rec leagues over until September, I won't have the opportunity to play unless I'm brave and show up for or schedule pick up games with people I don't know super well. So this is a social AND fitness goal. Boom.

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Q: What are you planning for this month? Any tips for sticking with goals? 

20 comments:

  1. Eh, goals are like rules: they are just guidelines (a good old pirate taught me that haha). For me, setting goals is about making mindful decisions to put myself firmly in that direction, then give myself something to commit to that matters (like, you are more likely to go to a new fitness class if you sign up at a gym, etc). Better luck this month!

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    1. Thanks so much Susie! Really great way to look at it!!

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  2. I used to have a calendar and would write all my workouts on it so I could hold myself accountable. However, since I moved this summer I have misplaced my calendar. I really need to get a new one.

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    1. Yea the calendar thing is so helpful for accountability!

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  3. I'm with you on strength training! I finally got weights and was like "Oh twice a week will be so easy!" ....not so much. Here's to a better September! we got this!

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  4. I NEED to adopt 2 days of strength training every week TOO! Ugh, stupid life gets in the way though! #wowlinkup

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    1. I know! What's up with this whole crazy life thing? We got this! :)

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  5. That is so nice of Fitbit to send you a new device. Oooh I am excited for your 10K (surprise surprise). This month I am hoping to eat at home more vs. going out.

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    1. I know Fit bit has THE BEST customer service. Maybe I'll get on your level so we can run a half one day :)

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  6. nice work on getting in those morning workouts! and glad you got a new fitbit :)

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    1. Thanks Courtney! Fitbit is the best!

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  7. I've been trying to decide if I want a fitbit. I also need to sleep more! I love the stickers on your calendar! Such a good way to keep track! Have fun with your race!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! Highly recommend Fitbit. Really helpful for accountability and THE BEST customer service ever!

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  8. awesome about the Fitbit replacement! and that's funny, my first race was a 10K totally bypassed the 5k distance. Good luck on your race!! I'm sure you'll do just fine!

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    1. Thanks Mar! Yea we aren't so good at the whole following the rules thing huh? :)

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  9. Great goals! That's awesome that you were able to get your Fitbit replaced! My main goal for September is to have a successful half marathon. After that I want to make sure I keep running and get back to yoga class!

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    1. Thanks Janelle! Good luck on your half!

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