Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking forward: January 2012

Happy New Year!  I started my New Years Eve off with a 4+ mile run/walk with our running group friends and I’m excited to start tomorrow {the new year} with another {shorter} run/walk with the husband & puppy.  {Spoiler alert --- I finished 2011 with 1030.27 miles & the husband with 1351.74!}  I’m working on a few posts recapping 2011 … but I’m still not quite finished on my 2012 goals {I’ll post them as soon as I have them all finished}.  I’m taking a different approach this next year for my fitness & lifestyle goals.  While I will still have my master 2012 goals list I also wanted to break down my goals by month.  I feel this will be an easier way for me to set and achieve certain goals {i.e. – instead of listing the goal “do more yoga” I can say “in January I want to do yoga 1x/week”}. 

Also, I want to clean up my diet.  While I definitely eat healthy overall lately I’ve discovered too much indulging in alcoholic beverages, too many candy binges, and too much processed junk and snack food in my house.  I kept telling myself I would “reset” my diet after the holidays … which ended up being a BIG mistake and I really over did it.  Instead of setting myself up for failure and saying I’m going to give up everything at once I’m going to have a “No ___” each month.  I’m going to start off the new year with “No Candy January” since I’ve definitely been enjoying way too many bags of Hershey Kisses and M&Ms. 


Workout goals for the month

  • Return to running --- begin rebuilding my base while slowly increasing distance to train for the inaugural Running of the Elk Half Marathon on April 1st {Elk Grove’s first half marathon!}
  • Cross Train 2x/week at the gym
  • Continue daily PT Exercises as directed by my Physical Therapist and re-start weight training as soon as I get the go-ahead from him
  • Yoga 1x/week
  • Do a plank a day {slowly building up time} for the whole month
  • Do core exercises 3x/week

Non-workout goal for the month

  • Read 1 new book
  • Turn all my hangers around so that at the end of 2012 I’ll know what clothes didn’t get worn and can be donated
  • Start de-cluttering {use this calendar as a guideline --- thanks to Racing with Babes for sharing this}
  • Complete one craft project or household project from my 2012 goals list {to be published soon}
  • Eliminate frivolous spending --- spend $0 on non-essential purchases {clothes, Starbucks, gadgets, etc.}

Weight-Loss Goals for the month

  • “No Candy January”
  • Track/journal all food daily
  • Eat out no more than 3 times this month {we have a few travel days where I may not be able to avoid eating out as well as several birthdays to celebrate}
  • Get back down to 10% lost from WW starting weight last May

Races for the month

  • Elk Grove Fun Run 5k #1 for 2012 – Sunday January 29th


Looking over my goal list for January it might seem a bit extensive but I am confident that each goal is reachable.  I’m ready to start the new year off with a bang!


Do you have New Years Resolutions or a Goal List for 2012? 
What is your #1 goal you’d like to achieve in the new year?
  I’d really like to have an injury free year …

1 comment:

christa said...

I would like to be healthy for 2012 get back to my lowest WW weight, run more regularly, and organize and simplify my life. I am using the calendar that T @Racing with Babes posted too, it's awesome and not overwhelming.
Happy New Year!