Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Motivation: Fitness Goals

Hi there! So now that we've recooperated from Christmas...(I wish.) It's time to gear up for New Year's. I've been thinking about my goals for the past month, and I've got some humdingers.Here are a few in no particular order.
1. Be more consistent with quiet time. I'll confess I want spent more quality time with the Lord. This is my sanity, and in recent years, I've been a little slack.
2. This is going to sound completely different: do more cardio. (See, I said they weren't in any particular order.) I'm not exactly known as a cardio junkie, but it's good for my heart, and it will ramp up my weight lifting results a lot. Not going cardio crazy but 3x a week for 30-45 minutes is a nice place to start. I would lift weights until I pass out, I know I need to improve my cardiovascular health.
3. Do more upper body strength training. Ok, so I don't mind working shoulders, and I know how...but biceps and triceps are not my favorite. So this year, I'm the gun show! Just kidding. But some major upper body strength gains would be nice. I'll be bumping up my upper body workouts to 2x/week.
4. Traveling. So, I've been wanting to do some major traveling for years. Like trekking through Norway in snow shoes kind of traveling, and Norway is on my bucket list. The reason for this is that's where a lot of my ancestors are from, and Micah's always wanted to visit. We might not get to that this year, but the saving up for that trip will start now. We also want to go on an overseas mission trip together.
5. Going back to school. I'll begin working on my nutrition and human dietetics degree in the fall. I'm super excited to be going back to school, and praying for the grace to do so. I plan to finish my degree in two semesters, so it'll be crazy, but so worth it!

There's some of my top 5 goals! What are your goals for 2014? I always break each goal down into baby steps, this makes it overwhelming, and lets me see how much closer I am to accomplishing a particular goal in a short amount of time. I have a few more, but shhhh! T
hey're secrets. But I might write about them later...Write down your goals and create a vision board, so you'll be reminded of what you want to accomplish.


  1. These are all great goals! I don't typically set goals at the beginning of the year, just evaluate and tweak things as I go. I have one big fitness goal, running the Boston Marathon, which will conclude in April after I run the race, then I will take it from there with additional fitness goals!

  2. These are fantastic goals! My goals include running my first half Ironman, a sub-2 hour half marathon, and placing top ten in my age group at Iron Girl Syracuse, among others.

  3. Great goals, especially traveling through Norway. I have some blogging goals like start vlogging and I am toying with doing another half marathon. I'm with you biceps are not my favorite to do, shoulders and abs I love! Happy New Year!

  4. I love these goals ladies; reach for the stars and thanks for your feed back! I admire marathoners and Iron Athletes. and Melissa. Will definitely check out your vlog posts. I want to start doing that myself, and putting up a workout of the week video. Awesome stuff, Ladies! Happy New Year!