Here is where I stand with my 2016 goals:
1) Run 365 miles-I ran 2.55 miles this month. For 2016, I have ran a total of 4.06 miles. Leaving me with 360.94 miles to go. This mileage is not huge but it is huge for me. Check this out:
January 1 - 1.51 miles - 23.51 minutes
February 9 - 1.52 miles - 14.26 minutes
When I ran 1.5 miles in January I was dying. My chest and knees were killing me. When I ran 1.5 miles this month, I ran faster and felt great. My pace in January was 15' 47" and in February it was 9' 26". I took 9.25 minutes off my time.
2) Walk 10,000 steps per day.
February - average steps 10,099
No excuses but I did forget to put my watch on 2 days. Both days were weekend days.
3) Weight-Drum Roll please...... I have lost a 2.5 lbs. In total for 2016, I have lost 10.5 lbs. Woohoo!
4) Weight Training. At the end of last month, I said I wanted to start weight training and I have.
For February being the shortest month, it packed a punch. It put me to the test. There was Superbowl Sunday, my son's birthday, Valentine's Day, and traveling. The scale was not being my friend. And for a minute, I was a little crushed. Oh, let's be real. I wanted to cry. All the hard work of counting calories, walking every day, making time to work out, etc....and for it not to show on the scale. I had to give myself the talk. The how does your clothes fit, you are doing so great, keep up the good work, etc... Every day is a struggle. There are good days and there are bad days. I can only worry about today and I'm ok with that.
Here are my goals for March:
Monday through Friday, I am able to do great. I have a schedule I keep. When it comes to the weekends that is where I can improve. I am planning on getting the family outdoors.
I am going to take my measurements. Since I have been lifting weights, I am building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. Even if the scale does not move, I will take inches lost any day.
I also want to add more mileage this month. Eventually I want to be able to run more than 1.5 miles at a time.
I want 10,000 steps for 31 days straight.
I think that is enough for my goals. What are your goals?