January 6th: Training
Welcome back to my 10×10 for day 6! What in the world does “Training” mean? Well, when I started a health and fitness board on Pinterest a million years ago, I titled it “Training for Life” and ever since then when I make fitness goals I always label them as training.
1. Gain muscle, lose fat
I think everyone made this goal at the beginning of the year.
2. Have a clean kitchen
The great thing about grocery shopping is you choose what you eat. If you buy ice cream, chances are you will eat ice cream. This one is a no-brainer but half the battle is resisting junk food when shopping.
3. Eat fruits & vegetables every day
This is kind of expounding on the goal above, but if I’m cutting unnecessary things out of my kitchen then I also need to be adding back good things.
4. Maintain a chart of weights and sets
I have been really bad so far about monitoring my weights. I just lift whatever is mostly comfortable but still challenging. This year I want to be recording how much I am lifting and how often so that I can see the progress. Often I’ll forget what I lift for a certain exercise and only later will I realize, hey, I upped my weight today! With a chart I’ll be able to see the good (and the bad) progress as it evolves.
5. Maintain a consistent routine
In 2015, I tried quite a few different routines. I would find something really challenging for legs and not care for my shoulder workout, so I spent a lot of time playing around with which exercises I really enjoy. Now that I’ve got some of that figured out, it’s time to be consistent.
6. Warm up, stretch, lift
Piggybacking on the last goal, I want my gym routine to consistently include warming up and stretching before getting in to my workout.
7. Develop meal list
I need a place where I keep a list of meals that we enjoy, and I say this for two purposes: 1) so that I have something to fall back on when I’m uninspired to cook, and 2) I can plan my meals and grocery lists with recipes in mind.
8. Feel good
This one is on everybody’s list too.
9. Wear more modest gym clothes
In the past, I’ve been wearing yoga pants or gym pants and a T-shirt or a tank top. And no, that’s not technically immodest. I had the vast majority of my body covered, but in 2016 I’d like to invest in some gym clothes that don’t hug so tightly and don’t show off so much.
10. Enjoy the gym
I discovered long ago that if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you won’t stick to it. (See ya later, Couch to 5k!) I wrote this down to remind me that if I’m not enjoying the challenge something needs to change: take a break, shake up the routine, find a gym buddy, workout at a different time of day, etc.
What are your fitness goals for 2016? Have these inspired anything for you?
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