New Month’s New Goals

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the first of the month. I love new beginnings and fresh starts and the chance to make a new goal. I hate shelling out nearly 1/3 of my monthly income for rent…..but a girls gotta live!

Anyways, all these other bloggers are setting so goals so might as well jump on the bandwagon:

1) Run 5 miles without stopping. My last post was about how I don’t really feel like I have anything to run for. Now I know, I want to be able to sign up to do a 10K on a whim and not have to train for 8 or 10 weeks to do it.

2) Try and cook 2 new recipes. I feel like I’m in a food rut. I read an article that said most people buy the same 130 food items over and over again. For me its peanut butter, veggie patties, yogurt, bananas, pistachios, and pasta. I feel like I eat these foods every day!

3) Do at least 1 ab and 1 arm workout per week. After complaining about trying to start strength training i finally just did it. Its only about 3 or 4 different exercises that I copied from watching people and it takes me about 7 minutes to complete but its something!

4) Start studying for my Certified Personal Trainer test. Yup, that’s right. I bit the bullet and ordered all the study materials. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two and share it with you guys 🙂

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21/26.2

Almost there! I had a fabulous workout yesterday. It was my only day off work from both jobs AND my boyfriend had work off as well which never ever happens so I was tempted to skip out on the gym. I made myself go while the baby (aka boyfriend, seriously I don’t have kids) took a nap.

I started off with a 1 mile warm up. Then I, wait for the gasp, did an arm workout! I hopped around on a few machines (bicep curls, some fly thing, chest press, and the pull down bar thingy) and finished off with 1000 meters on the rowing machine. And man my arms are sore, but a good sore. After that I did a speedy mile, ok it was only a mile in 9:13 but its speedy compared to my 10:00 pace. Then it was a nice little walking cool down.

I rewarded myself with a trip to Whole Foods and a glass of wine. I think its funny how I refuse to pay more than $20 for a pair of shoes but my $12.99 bag of pistachios is a must have! Boyfriend may have made fun of me a bit but I need my fancy foods!

Today is a rest day and off to have lunch with my old roomie 🙂

12.4/26.2

Had a nice little 3.6 mile jog/incline walk yesterday. I ran 2.5 miles of that unbroken which I was super proud of! Then I walked for about 10 minutes at a high incline. It was nice to stretch out my calves after a weekend of wearing 4 inch heels.

But today I feel poopy 😦 Maybe its all the booze this weekend or maybe its the fact I’ve been working 55 hours a week for the past month! Or it might be the heat, its been like over 90 here the past week. I don’t know how I’m gonna handle 114 degrees this summer!

Anyways, I really need to get on this strength training thing. While I was running yesterday I noticed that my arms were more tired from swinging back and forth than my legs were for carrying me that far! *Sigh*

8.8/26.2

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I was lucky enough to be out on vacation with my favorite girls this weekend. Lots of food, drinking, and dancing but I did manage to get a tiny run in between the drunken debauchery 🙂

I’m taking today off as a hangover recovery day and tomorrow its back to the gym! I desperately need to start lifting weights. I feel like my legs are nice and strong but my abs and my arms are just like marshmallows! Anyone care to share some of their favorite moves that a beginner can start out on?