Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Mini-Goals

Last week, I discussed - in great detail - the things I want to accomplish this year.  I created a goal list complete with deadlines and rewards.  I loved doing it - and it has inspired me to start doing a weekly "mini-goal" list.

Each Monday, I'm going to list the things I want to accomplish that week.  I feel like each little step I take will help with build the foundation for achieving the big goals.  I will also update how I did the week before... so that I'm holding myself accountable for completing my goals.

This week, my to-do list consists of:

Planning my meals each day
Eating 3 meals a day and 1 snack
Running 4 times this week
Drinking 60-80ozs of water each day
Do Yoga 4 times this week

I'm keeping it simple this week.  Nothing I can't handle - all easy goals to check off my list.

I'm also adding one more, if I can get my hands on it. 

Yesterday, I saw that the PS3 Move has now released Zumba!  It's Zumba classes that I can do right in front of my TV, in the comfort of my home.  I was so excited when I saw it - because it was only last week I decided that I wanted to try Zumba.

I've heard so much about it - everyone is in a Zumba CRAZE!  I wanted to try it - but I just don't have the time, or the money, to go to a gym to take the classes.  Well, now, if I can get the Zumba fitness for my PS3...then maybe it will be just as good.

I'm adding a challenge to my running this week - not a goal.  I want to try and push myself, but there's a possibility I'm not ready for it.  If I can do it...then its extra kudos for me.

This week, for each of my C25K training sessions, I'm going to do the programs twice.  That would put me at doing about 3.1 miles each session (yes, a 5K).  I believe, in my own personal opinion, that I should be training with the distance that I'm shooting that I can really work on increasing the pace each week.  Running 1.2 or 1.4 miles each time is fine - but I always feel like I could have done more.  I want my runs to push me...make me feel like I accomplished a big a 5K four times a week it is!!

This week, I will be doing a 5 minute warm up and then 2.5 min jog/ 2.5 min brisk walk five times ending with a 5 min walk.  I will repeat the session twice - minus the five minute cool down at the end of the first run through.  If I feel like I can't do the full sessions twice, I will do as much as I can.  I don't think it's too much.  If I learned anything from my Boot Camp days, it was to do what you can and then push yourself a little further each time.  I was barely breaking a sweat during my first week - so it's time to up the intensity.

Luckily, for me, I have a day off today.  I have several errands that I need to I better get to getting.  I have a busy week ahead of me.  I'm ready, motivated, and wanting to check all of those goals off my list this week.  Wish me luck!

If you're one of the Zumba fanatics out there, what do you love about it?
What kind of results have you seen from doing Zumba?
Do you set weekly goals for yourself?
What tools are you using (programs, apps, training programs, etc) that you would love to recommend? (Be sure to include websites, or other ways for me to check it out. ;)

Till next time ;)

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  1. I am one of the Zumba fanatics, lol. I don't have any websites or anything, just wanted to pop in and tell you that you'll love it. What I like best is that you have so much fun that you don't think of it as exercise, and by the time you're done you've had an hour of cardio without it even feeling like it. My gym offers it 5 times a week, and I try to go to as many of them as I can. I usually end up getting to at least 3 days, many times 4. Have fun with it!

    <3 Katie

  2. I haven't joined the Zumba craze so I can't really comment about that.

    Last week's weekly goal was to track everything and get my water in. I achieved it. That is my goal for this week as well but I'm also incorporating a little more exercise than last week.

    I'm using the Weight Watchers program and I really love it. I can't do meetings because of my schedule but I'm doing the online version and I think it's fantastic. With the new program they rolled out in November, you're encourage to eat more whole foods and fewer processed foods (as they generally have a higher Points value). They have great e-tools but even if you don't have access to a computer all day, if you're doing the online program or care to purchase the etools, there is a great app for smartphones (or so I read - I don't have a smartphone).

    Goodbye, Fat Girl!

  3. I'd like to know if zumba is doable by someone who can't dance. lol I'd like to try it, but I've never been much of a dancer.

    I use the C25K app also. I've been trying other things to see what I like, but I'm afraid of committing to TOO many sites/apps because I know I won't keep up with all of them. Here's what I'm checking out...

    SparkPeople app and site
    Log Your Run app and site (but I see you do that too)
    Streaks app (log days in a row of exercise and eating right)
    Relax Melodies app (to sleep and do yoga/stretching)
    RunKeeper app (but haven't used it)


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