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Ready for summer challenge Week 1

This is the first week of the Ready For Summer Challenge, and I’m so excited to have goals set. You can link up over at their blog if you want to and join in the fun!

The challenge has you set 4 major goals to hopefully reach in the next 10 weeks. This week is week 1 so I am breaking my goal down into manageable chunks for this 1st week. (Should have posted this on Sunday night-please forgive the procrastinator in  I’mme!) 🙂

1. Fit into size 6 jeans: This week I will increase my running mileage AND do strength training 2-3 times. The strength training will consist of using my body weight as resistance since I can do this at home. I WANT to do it in the morning to get it over with because I don’t look forward to this kind of exercise, BUT I’m not a morning person so we will see. 🙂

2. 137 pounds to 125 pounds-I need to lose a little over a pound this week.

3. 3 to 6 miles-I am going to s.l.o.w.l.y increase my running mileage so that I can run 6 miles at the end of the 10 week challenge. So this week’s schedule looks like this: 3.75, 2, 2, 3.5, 4 (Not necessarily in that order) Got this from a 10k training program even though I’m not planning on running in a 10k-just want to be able to run it on my own.

4. Healthier eating (fruits, veggies, protein)- I’m going to try and eat 2 veggies and 2 fruits each day. Haven’t decided on the protein yet-need to get to work on that.

So there are my chunks! Happy challenging! 🙂

17 thoughts on “Ready for summer challenge Week 1

  1. I have been by your blog several times and I just figured out how to comment!!! LOL 🙂 I always say I want to do more 5K’s and even try a 10K, but I just don’t have the time in my schedule …. I would rather spend my off days in the gym and food prep, so if I had a more flexible schedule it would be more of a priority. I am trying to catch myself when I say “I don’t have time” and realize that by saying that it is not a priority for me…. oh my gawd… too much commenting…lol…. Now I will shut up 🙂

    • Karla-

      You are so funny!! I love running and keep thinking I will start strength training about 2 times a week, but dread doing that! 🙂

      I have GOT to start some toning and figure out some “fun” way to do it!

  2. I love your motivating pictures on the side bar! I’m looking forward to reading more about you, as I see your husband is a lover of cows like my own! 🙂

    • Casey-

      OMG! I once told my husband that I was going to dress up in a cow costume so he would spend more time with me! 🙂

  3. I too seriously dislike strength workouts, but really enjoy aerobic workouts (running, cycling,….even walking and swimming at times). Since I do most of my training pre-dawn, I generally do my strength training after my morning run or ride, and before breakfast. Gets it out of the way and I can then enjoy the rest of my day.

    Best of luck with your goals !!!

    • Michael-

      I think I might try to start doing some at home strength training in the mornings and TURN THE MUSIC ON!! Maybe that will inspire me! 🙂

  4. I do my weight training in the morning … it’s not easy, especially if you haven’t had a good night’s sleep, but still, I feel good for the rest of the day knowing that I lifted in the morning 🙂

    Good luck reaching your goals!

    • I’m going to “try” and get up early enough in the morning to just do a quick routine (I mean QUICK!) like squats, and then little weights for biceps, triceps, and then crunches. We’ll see! 🙂

  5. Hi there!! I noticed in your post that one of your goals was to go from 137 to 125. How tall are you btw? I’m not a runner but went from 150 to 130 lbs in about 2 months by doing a combination of bike riding and body weight training (that’s what I call it anyways). 125 is my goal weight but at 5’9″, I’m wondering how realistic that is.

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