It is has been my experience that without a specific fitness-related goal, I flounder. Hence the reason I haven’t really worked out at all since my half marathon until this morning (and even then I only ran 2 miles). Having the half marathon to train for gave me motivation and focus and helped get me out of bed on days when I would have preferred to sleep a little later. Now that the race is over, I am left trying to figure out what my next goal should be. Obviously, I have a goal to get to my goal weight, but I need some sort of fitness goal to accompany that so I stay on track. I have a few things in mind but would love my readers’ input as well. Here is what I’ve come up with:
1. Sign up for another race. I could do the West TN Strawberry Festival 10k on May 12. I wouldn’t have to do much training for this, just keep up a consistent running schedule until then. I’m defnitely not going to run any long distance races over the summer because I’m a wuss when it comes to heat, so a 10k is the farthest I’d be comfortable running at this point.
2. Complete 30 days of 30 Day Shred. I’ve done the workout itself many times, but I have never tried to do it every day for 30 consecutive days, mainly because I’ve always thought that you shouldn’t work the same muscles two days in a row. Am I completely wrong on this? I have never managed to get past level 1 on the DVD, so I think a focused, concentrated approach like aiming for 30 days straight would be really challenging. My main concern is injuring myself because of overuse. I suppose I could always do the Shred every other day for 60 days, too.
3. Find a weight lifting plan and stick with it for 30 days. I have little to no motivation to strength train, but my body desperately needs it (hello, flabby stomach and thighs and arms!). If I could find a good plan to follow, that might help. I have a 2-month YMCA membership that I need to use before it expires in June, so perhaps I should see if I can find any workouts that incorporate gym equipment that I otherwise wouldn’t have access to.
That’s all I’ve got. I’d love to hear any suggestions from you all about what my next fitness goal should be! If you know of any great, inexpensive workouts, please share!