I've decided that this year my New Year's resolution would be different. I am going to set a goal for each month.
January: To write out each goal, how I am going to do it, obstacles to those goals as well as how I am going to jump over those obstacles. (I have completed the first part!)
February: Run a 5k under 45 minutes on the treadmill.
March: Swim a total of 5 miles during the month.
April: walk/run 100 miles (loved last April's challenge)
May: swim a total of 10 miles during the month.
June: run a 5K under 40 minutes
July: complete a triathlon
August: bike 200 miles.
September: complete the Iron Girl Duathlon 20 minutes faster than last year at the end of the month.
October: walk 100 miles (huge since it took me two weeks to recover from the Du last year).
November: do two classes a week at the YMCA.
December: Loose 20 pounds this year.
Okay. Now you know what I will be doing this year.
I have finished January's goal. I purchased a notebook and wrote out each goal, steps need to accomplish, any obstacles I may need to over come and possible solutions to those obstacles. I am feeling really good about this year.
In fact, I have begun training for my February goal. I did week 1 day 1 of c25k. only did 1.84 miles in 30 minutes. But I feel so much better. Exercise always does that for me.
I need to remember that exercise lifts the winter blues that I fight every year. Plus, I was feeling very stressed this week. Exercise helps to alleviate that stress. I just need to remember that.