I am a person that NEEDS goals. I need deadlines and a very specific plan. These past two weeks have been great for me to recover and reflect on the marathon, and really the entire marathon training cycle. I have learned so much with each race and each run that I do and I am ready for another set of goals and another fitness challenge. You know what? There are only 10 weeks until the end of 2015. I am officially starting a 10-week Finish Strong strength training plan. I am making the last 10 weeks of 2015 the best 10 weeks and I am going to finish the year physically and mentally stronger than ever.
The goal? Finish strong.
As I mentioned, I need details to accomplish my goals. I need structure and I need a plan. I have used the last couple of weeks to finalize this fitness plan. While I will be doing both cardio and strength training, I struggle to make up strength training routines on the spot so I have outlined my schedule for strength training workouts for the next 10 weeks in order to hold myself accountable. Cardio will be in the form of running, spinning, swimming, walking, and all of that fun stuff, but I crave that sort of thing so I don’t think I will struggle to get my cardio sweat on.
I have a really good idea of what I like to do and what challenges me when I train different parts of my body. Whenever I run out of ideas I convince my brother to let me tag along with him to the gym and he shows me a ton of new moves that I can try out. There is SO MUCH you can do at the gym, in your home, or even in a park somewhere, so don’t let the idea of lifting dumbbells up and down and up and down bore you. I love strength training and I get so much satisfaction out of feeling myself get stronger.
It’s going to be a tough 10 weeks because in order to get stronger and to get to the place I want to be on December 31, I have to stick with solid nutrition, whole foods, lots of protein, and lots of water. I am fully aware that the Halloween and the entire Christmas season is happening in the next 10 weeks but I am ready to overcome those societal health-obstacles!
Every Friday I will post a recap of my week of training, called Fitness Friday. It’s like Marathon Monday, but as my training program starts on a Friday and I’m no longer training for a marathon at the moment, it just makes more sense. Plus, I love alliteration.
I have decided to start a link-up for anyone else who wants to participate in a Fitness Friday link-up. It doesn’t even have to be a blog post that was posted on Friday, but if you want to add a link to my Friday blog posts highlighting a recap of your weekly fitness or any post you wrote about fitness, just be sure to link back to my blog and include the header I have provided below. I can’t wait to read everyone’s Fitness Friday posts!
I’m ready to finish 2015 strong. ARE YOU?