Hey everyone! I know I’ve been kind of MIA, but it was the holiday season and I just wanted to disconnect and enjoy being on break and with friends and family
So since I’ve been gone, I actually got a 1 month pass to a local spin studio (thanks to Dan!) so I have gone to 4 spin classes so far. They are so challenging! Here’s my pic from my first class, which was a 30 min. spin and 30 min. yoga class…my goal is to break 20 miles in a 45 min. class soon!
I plan on going most days (trying for every day if my schedule allows it) in order to add some cross training to my running, and also to try something new and hopefully lose some weight…
Let’s just say, the holiday season was a little less exercise and a little too much eating whatever I want…
But what can you do.
Which leads me into my 2016 goals. Weight loss is my number one from now through the next 3 months, and I plan on documenting it here.
Basically, after Chicago Marathon, I just have not been running much at all (ran 1-2x a week since October), but have not been watching my diet. I need to change that asap, especially as I begin my 5K training to hopefully PR in March or April. Furthermore, I want to lose weight to help my running/marathon training when that comes around in July. Did you know for every lb. overweight you are that is about one minute extra onto your marathon time?
So here are my goals for this upcoming year:
- Lose 15 lbs. How? I plan on adding back in strength training to my routine, and really monitoring what I eat. I really hate putting things into the My Fitness Pal app though…isn’t there an easier way?
- 5K PR in March or April. Hopefully break 25 minutes!
- Half marathon PR and marathon PR in November (NYC Marathon)
- Be able to do 5 unassisted pull-ups
That’s it for now. I know it is not much, but I like to focus on a handful of goals first instead of a list of 20 and then not accomplish any. My most immediate goal is to continue with spinning most mornings, and run/lift in the evenings. I think that will help me in my plateau.
Why is it so easy to gain weight and so hard to lose? There are 2 things I currently feel are impossible: losing 15 pounds and qualifying for the Boston Marathon :)
What are your goals in these first few months of the new year?
Do you take spin classes? Have you found they help your running?
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