Since we’re about half way through the year, I thought it would be good for me to do a review of my fitness goals. I had originally planned to do this quarterly, but ya know….life and all. Make sure you read my original post on my 2017 health and fitness goals.
I had some pretty lofty goals when I started the year. Let’s see how I’m doing so far.
Run more // I’ve been more successful at this in the last month than I had the entire year so far. We had a rough winter here in Seattle, so there were very few days to run outside. We were able to make a few Starbucks runs when the weather was good, so I call that a win. Since I started going to the gym I’ve been doing sprint intervals on the treadmill. So I guess you could say this is a partial success so far. This summer will allow for more runs outside.
Build muscle in my back // My back has been feeling really good over the last few months! I’ve recently started including more back-focused lifts into my routine, which I can already tell is making a huge difference.
Cut back on coffee // Eh. I’m no longer drinking three cups a day, but I’ve been consistent with two for the most part. Right now, I have one cup in the morning, then a second cup around 10:30. I still drink only decaf, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Most of the time I really don’t miss the caffeine. I may just try to stick to two cups a day, and occasionally I’ll have just one.
Get a 4-pack // Bahahaha! This goal is going to have to change I think. I honestly do not think I will have a 4-pack by the end of the year; although stranger things have happened.
Focus on my posture // I think I’ve been doing pretty damn good at this one. I find myself sitting up a lot more, and engaging my core to help as well. I definitely notice more if I slouch.
Try one new clean recipe every two weeks // Another complete failure, and a goal I’m going to cut out. With Kellen in Kansas, I’m cooking for me and two kids, one of which will eat what I do; the other…she basically eats bird food. I tried making a few recipes, but A was like, “No way am I eating that.” And really, I’m content to each chicken and salad most nights, with the occasional sweet potato and Brussels sprout thrown in, so this goal just isn’t super applicable to our life anymore.
Changing Things Up
I think at this point I’m going to make a few changes to these goals.
I’m cutting out the clean recipe goal since trying new recipes for one just isn’t my jam.
I’m going to add in a booty goal. I created a 30 day booty challenge a few months back (be sure you sign up with the link), and I’ve been working really hard on getting some definition back, so I’m going to add a more round booty as one of my goals for the last 6 months of the year. I should probably take some photos this week, since I’ve already seen a huge change.
I’m pretty happy with how well I’m doing on my fitness goals this year. After struggling for a few weeks with a plateau, I think the changes I’ve made to my routine will have a huge impact, and I’ll be over the hump in no time!
It looks like you’re doing a great job, Tiffany! Man, I can’t even imagine 3 cups of coffee a day. My stomach would hate me because of the acid. I have about 2 cups a week and usually do decaf too unless I’m REALLY tired – then I get regular. You’re amazing with the workouts!! 🙂
I saw you in your swimsuit in FL. You look AMAZING! And I’m also trying to focus more on my posture. This hunched over phone thing is killing my shoulders. Lets keep each other accountable!
Your back is super strong. I saw it when I made you do pushups hahahaha. Can I join the accountable group with you and Paige? I’ve been hitting the gym… did arms and abs today and been skipping the tube to just walk.
It seems like it was just the beginning of the year, and somehow it’s already the midway point! You’ve done awesome with your goals so far, and I always think it makes so much sense to get rid of the goals that aren’t working– instead of forcing yourself just to stick with them because you wrote them down at one point.
These are great, and I’m glad you’re doing good and seeing progress! I’d love to get a flat stomach since I never really lost the baby weight after my second baby was born. I’m doing so much better now though, so we’ll see!