Workout Wednesdays // Fitness Goals.

Already this week I’ve talked about this month’s goals, my scheduling goals, my blogging goals, and now I’m going to break down my fitness goals! I’m realizing more and more that I have to work small and deliberately to get things done. I was flatlining as far as producing new blogging material this past month. I kept telling myself, “achieve your goals and dreams, Brey”, but nothing got done, I just kept reposting and skipping. Now I’m already doing better because I set goals, made a schedule, started drafts, put blogging time in my planner, and so on. I have strategy and this time I’ll actually start knocking out my goals.

The same with working out. Going “this month I want to be fitter”, isn’t going to get me very far. I need to plan when I’ll workout, how often I’ll work out, what I’ll do when I workout, set goals, achievements, prizes, the whole thing. And that’s what I’m going to do. Because I am tired of feeling bloated and guilty and kind of sick to my stomach. I’m tired of not having good foods, or really any foods around my house, never getting up and moving, and just feeling disappointed with my looks.

I want a change, so I’m going to figure out what is the best and smartest way for me to do that is.

My plan is Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I was hesitant to commit to Mondays and Fridays, but with Drew’s nudging, I think it will work out quite well. This way I have the weekends solely to relax, and I can meet Drew after work on the week days. I’ll swing by right after I’m done with work and I won’t be stopping at home. I know that if I came home before heading to the gym, I’d convince myself to eat, nap, take Jax out, turn on  the TV, start something to keep me at home. I think all in all, it’s a good plan!

I’m really missing group workout classes, horse back riding, dance, hiking, and other fun workout activities. But all those things require money, and I don’t have a lot of that lying around right now. So as much as I’d like some variety and fun in my workout plan, I think I’ll just have to stick to the gym. For now I will utilize my gym membership as I get back into a routine and maybe then we can talk about other activities.

I’m one of those few girls that you’ll see at the gym, but not on a treadmill. You’ll see me down in the weight room, slightly intimidated, but pumping some iron. I don’t want to completely leave out cardio though, but my main focus at the gym is definitely downstairs with the heavy lifting! Here’s my plan of action for each day:

Bench or overhead.
Rows or pull ups.
Adductors or sit ups.
10 minutes of cardio.

I’m keeping it simple and kind of small. 3 main moves, 1 smaller exercise, and a burst of cardio to wrap things up.

I’m ready to get this show on the road. Even though I’ve had Workout Wednesdays going off and on for over six months now, I’ve still never had written down, clear goals for my exercise. I think it was about time I challenged myself out loud and with all of you lovely readers as my witness. This blog was meant for pushing myself and accountability, so here I go!

— Brey