Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lets Get Physical...2013 Health Goals

Are you singing along with Olivia Newton John now?  I know I am...

I decided to state my intent for my fitness goals for 2013...I am still unresolved about these fitness resolutions, but figured I would at least get started and throw some out. 

I am not a dieter, like not at all.  If you tell me I can't have something I will crave it.  I will crave it so much that I binge eat on that item.  Then I feel sick, and well, you know the cycle.  That's why I like running, well, you all know my love/hate relationship with it...I love how running makes me feel when I am finished, but I hate doing it.  I also love that I basically can eat what I want when I run.  I honestly don't eat terribly, I just like dessert.  Even a simple cup of hot cocoa is fine by me for dessert, but I am also not one to turn down a warm brownie either. 

Last year my biggest goal was to run and finish a half marathon.  I didn't have a certain time set in my mind, I just wanted to cross the finish line.  I started training late Spring, had a knee injury in June, cried and whined about not being able to run, then over Labor Day weekend I ran in the Lake Country Half, with a finishing time of 2:03.  Which I could have never done without you all.  Each one of you that reads my blog inspires me, challenges me, gives me countless amounts of advice, and you all have encouraged me beyond belief.  I hope in some small way I can repay it all back to you.

So with all of that said, here are some of my fitness/health goals for 2013...

1. Running- Once the weather gets nice again, which who knows when that will be here in the Cheese State, I will resume running again.  With no gym membership I run outside, and I am too chicken to run in the dark and on icy sidewalks. 

Running is still every bit a challenge for me, but it also does so much for me, and I can tell when I need to run.  I have withdrawals from it, and feel jealous when I see someone else running outside.  I am sure my wonderful husband wishes I could go running, a lot :)  

2. Races- Here is my wish for 2013...
5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, 15K, 10K, 5K
But races cost money, so depending on finances, timing, and all the stars lining up in a row, my biggest goal will be another half this year, and hopefully some other races mixed in there.  I have pondered and tossed around a full marathon, but truthfully, I am okay with another half this year.  Who knows, in 2014 I turn 30, maybe I will run a full then.

3. Healthy Habits- I feel like this category is complicated!  This will cover what goes in my body {food, nutrition, pop consumption, caffeine, etc}, being active with my kids, and overall health {regular doctor, dentist, dermatologist checks}.  I basically want to set a good example for my girls to follow.  So no diets for me, but I am watching what I eat because I have a Molly and a Lucy watching me, too.      

That's about it on the physical fitness home front for me.  I want to be active again, I crave activity, and I want to explore more outside with my kids.  I am not an outdoorsy person by nature, but once I get outside, and truly look, that's when I see God the most.  So I can't wait for Spring to spring around here, and in the meantime, I am trying to workout at home with no such luck, so pray the winter goes fast, for my sake, and my husbands :)   


HappyascanB said...

Now you know I love this post! Love your goals! I want to run 365 miles this year!

I am soooo like you when it comes to running so you can eat what you want! :-)

Zion said...

I have a list of new years goals that I have yet to write down. I am not a runner, but it sounds like we are exactly alike in what we eat, what we want for our kids, and how feel about dessert :)