April Fitness Challenge!

I decided to do a fitness challenge for myself this month since I’ve been working out a lot lately!

This challenge is inspired by Laura!


My first goal is to workout 5 days/week, giving myself 2 rest days.

Running:  This month my goal is to run 30 miles minimum.  At the 5K I’m doing my goal is to make a new PR for myself. I’m also going to do some sprints and some speed work this month to try to pick up my pace.  I will be running 3 times a week.

Strength training: I need to do more of it.  Right now I’m only really doing weights on Thursdays.  So I’ll be adding another day/week to that this month.  So Tues/Thurs will be strength training and I’ll be doing them along with my runs for the week.

Kickboxing and Spin Classes:  I need to go!  Kickboxing is the reason I joined the gym!  I have loved this class since I set foot into it.  The instructor is a kick ass ex military guy and I burn soooo many calories having him kick my butt!  The class is Monday evenings and stuff keeps coming up, but now that my school load is a little lighter I am intent on getting back into it!  And spin is a great leg workout for me.  I will be going to each once a week.


Getting Organized

So to organize myself a little, I printed a blank calendar from Word.  Yes, I know google and yahoo have calendars online but I’m a paper and pen kind of girl.  I need to write it on paper and have it there in front of me to make it work.  It’s just how I roll!

Then I planned out my workouts for the month!



Each week looks like this:

Monday:  Kickboxing

Tuesday: Run/weights

Wednesday: Spin

Thursday: Run/weights

Friday: Run

Saturday:  REST

Sunday: REST

Tada!  I’m fairly proud of my goals for the month!

My husband is also doing his own fitness challenge (cause I’m making him, haha).  His goals aren’t as hard core as mine, but they’re exactly what he needs.


If both of us meet our goals, we get to go to a Rangers game!  (money’s tight around here- no room in the budget for anything more extravagant than that!)  However if I meet my goals(cause I will- I don’t back down. Ever.) and my husband does not (he gives up easily on exercise, but I really really hope that he doesn’t this time!) I get a mani/pedi and maybe I’ll just go to that Rangers game with a friend instead!  Open-mouthed smile


Anyone else want to make some fitness goals with us?  There’s room at that Ranger’s game for more people!!!




  1. I’m always down for a Rangers game!

    I also write out my workouts on a planner like this. It helps me to see the whole month and plan it that way. Then I cross them off as I go, which keeps me accountable!

    This looks great! Which gym do you go to?

    • Yay for Rangers games! I’m officially starting the challenge on monday and I cant wait!!!

      I go to 24 hr fitness. I hit up kickboxing at the one on Overton Ridge (I like that teacher best). I usually do spin at the one on Horne St (because I like their facilities the best). And I do weights at the one in north ft worth on tues/thurs because it’s on the way home from school! Oh and when I go to yoga I usually do the one on Horne St- their yoga room is the most peaceful! (I’m totally aware that I sound like a loon, haha!)

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