I have a lot of large goals for myself. The problem with large goals is that they can seem unmanageable and so you quit. Thus, I have decided to set a few small goals for myself.
1. Lose 10 pounds by September 1st
I have a whole month, five weeks actually, to dedicate to getting serious about my health. I have put on a few pounds this summer, nothing extremely noticeable, but enough that I would like to trim down a bit before I head back to Emerson. I know that this will be a crazy semester and a crazy year, so I need to get back into a good rhythm when it comes to working out and eating healthy.
That is my goal for August. It is a very reasonable goal and I have no doubt that I can do it.
2. Get my mile time down to 8 minutes
Before my injury I was pretty consistently running an 8:15-8:30 minute/mile person. I would like to get down to 8 minute miles in an attempt to push myself and do better. This will be part of my training for a half-marathon that I will be running in November. I want to prove to myself that I still have speed in me and that I will not be defined by my knee injury.
3. Make it to a cross fit class
My goal at the beginning of the summer was to try cross fit. Well with only a month left, I am not sure if I will be getting it done. I’d love to try it with a friend but haven’t quite found anyone up for the challenge. Hopefully soon I’ll take the leap and see what the craze is all about.
4. Go to the November Project
Boston is lucky enough to house a free workout group called the November Project who runs group workouts. I have been a little too shy to try it, but I am determined to do it by the end of September!
5. Complete a push-up
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I still have yet to do a proper push-up with good form. I’m hoping that with some consistent effort that I can make it happen! By the end of August I will be able to do a full push-up!
Remember how important it is to set little goals for yourself. It is so much easier when you know that there is something tangible in the near future for you to touch as opposed to looking at your big goals and getting scared.