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!!!



April Goals

March was mostly a bust when it came to my goals.  Though I did get some running in- about 20 miles, so that’s not tooooo shabby.

But April is a new fabulous month and I’m feeling great (see yesterday’s post).  And I have some great goals for myself!

Now that I’m exercising so much I decided to push my goals a bit farther this month.  So I created a fitness challenge for myself for the month (a la Laura).  I’ll be posting that tomorrow!


This month I want to focus on nourishing my body more.  I kind of ate like crap last month.  I also had waaaay too much caffeine.  My goal is to cut my caffeine intake in half- I’m doing 1/2 decaf and 1/2 regular coffee and I’m limiting my coffee intake to only 1-2 cups in the morning.  I plan on drinking a lot more juice and getting in a lot more greens this month.


Now that I’ve dropped my super duper sucktastic class I will have more time to devote to pulling up my food microbiology grade.  I’m absolutely confident I can make an A in this class.  Right now I’m sitting on a low B, but the best thing about Dr. Gilman’s classes is the fact that she lets you drop a test grade.  And she gives extra credit opportunities.  We’ve only had two tests so far so I think I’ll be just fine.  But I still plan on rocking the tests this month!


I know it seems weird to have a goals post within a post about goals, but we all know that I’m a little weird by now, haha!  I’m going to start doing weekly goals for myself just because I make goals at the beginning of the month and they seem to fizzle out by the middle of the month.  I think making weekly goals will help keep them fresh in my mind and ultimately help me meet them!

So those are my goals for the month.  I’m sure I’ll be posting weekly goals soon!  Does anyone else make weekly or monthly goals for themselves?  I used to not do it, but I found that even if I don’t meet all of my goals it feels really good to push myself to go farther and I think it’s helping me become a better person!

Till tomorrow….