This is the time of the year in which I begin reflecting on my goals and start thinking of ones for next year. While my 2015 goals are still in draft form (I’ll post a final version as we approach the new year) there is one action I would like to start this month: set monthly goals.
This makes sense as part of my goal setting strategy. I have long term goals and I want to break them up into smaller/measurable pieces. This will also be a nice way to connect my weekly training logs to the big picture. Here are my monthly goals for December 2014:
1. Run/Walk/Elliptical 80 miles
I think 80 miles will be realistic for me based on the 77.1 miles from last month and how I’ve been trending the past 7 to 8 months. This averages out to 20 miles/week.
2. Strength Train 2x/week
I’ve made personal training appointments at the gym for the next month. I look forward to regaining some of my arm strength and overall fitness that I’ve lost the past month.
3. Yoga/Barre 2x/week
As some of you know, one of my weaknesses is my core strength. With my ClassPass membership (I continued) I think this will be achievable.
4. Plank 2x/day
Another core exercise and easy to complete in the morning and evening.
5. Complete Julie’s Holiday Fitness Challenge #Turkey2Bubbly
As the hashtag suggests this Holiday Fitness Challenge started on Thanksgiving and will go through the New Year. The challenge is to complete 30 minutes of exercise every day. This could be anything – running, walking, zumba… the purpose is to remain active. I know this is not mutually exclusive with my other goals, but a great way to stay motivated and cross train.
Do you set monthly goals? (blog or no blog)
How has it helped you reach your overall goal?