It’s currently 9:40pm on the last Tuesday of November and I’ve decided to go all-in on my goals for the last month of the year. I knew that I wanted both November and December to be my “fitness months”. I had spent both September and October focused on YouTober. Every waking minute and every weekend was spent planning, filming, and editing videos. With that being said, my fitness and health got put on the back burner.
We’ve just finished up November and although I’ve been consistent with my goals thus far, I haven’t really put in the extra effort and gone the extra mile (like I normally do).
So me sitting down to write this, and then push it live, is how I plan to keep myself accountable.
I want to continue with the same fitness routine I’ve been following. But, I’d also like to add a few more pieces.
I normally do a HIIT workout three times a week after I’ve come home from work. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I follow the BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program by Kayla Itsines, and I’ve absolutely loved it. It can get my heart pumping and DANG is my body sore the next day. I would like to find a few other moves or exercises that aren’t as heavy on my knees, but I’d like to continue following the BBG program.
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If you know me personally, then you know I’m an avid runner. Running has been part of my life since I was 10. Yes, 10. I’m now 24, that’s a long time.
Okay, moving on… I normally do a bit of a run/walk workout on Monday and Tuesday. Honestly, I’d like to see this turn into more of a running than a walking workout… I usually run for about 10-15min and then walk until I hit a total of 45min. Not my best effort.
I’d also like to see myself doing a light 10min run before each of my HIIT workouts. I think that would be a great way to warm my body up for the intense workouts (something that I’m not currently doing).
At the moment I’ve been doing about one yoga session each week. I’d like to see this bumped up to two or three for the time being. I find yoga such a relaxing experience and I find it very spiritual as well. Not to mention that it definitely helps with my lack of flexibility. My goal is to start incorporating a 10-20min yoga session into my morning routine.
Although I eat a relatively healthy diet, I know there’s still room for improvement. If you didn’t already know, I eat a completely plant-based diet and I cook the majority of my food at home.
I’ve calculated out my Macros, but I’ve never really followed them or kept track of how they pan out. I’d like to be a bit more conscious about this, allowing me to pick more balanced meals and fuel my body for the types of workouts I’ll be doing.
It’s a goal of mine to drink 3-4 Liters of water each day. Recently, I’ve been drinking just over 2 Liters. I have a 750mL water that I use daily and I will usually drink 3 of these before the day is over with. I could easily bump up my water intake by drinking a full bottle before my breakfast. I’d also love to see myself adding lemon to my water in the morning!
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Below is a list of action steps that I’m going to take in order to complete my goals mentioned above.
- Plan daily workouts – what exercises and when
- HIIT Workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- Morning Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday
- Run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
- Meal Plan, focusing on Macros
- Scrambled Tofu – breakfast
- Oats w/ Berries – breakfast
- Protein Smoothie with greens – breakfast/lunch/snack
- Lentil Pasta & Chickpeas with red sauce – lunch/dinner
- Tofu & Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – lunch/dinner
- Brown Rice & Quinoa w/ Black Beans & Veggies – lunch/dinner
- And more delicious food that I can’t remember at the moment!
- Meal Prep, make sure food is prepared for when I’m lazy…
- Track nutrition on Cronometer
- Limit Coffee and Alcohol – this will be a tough one
- Fill water bottle the night before, drink entire thing shortly after getting up
- In bed and sleeping before 10:30pm every night (including weekends)
Now that I’ve discussed my fitness and nutrition goals for the month, what are yours? Are you working towards something else entirely? No matter what your goals are, it’s important to set actions steps and to remain consistent. I like to think that setting goals are more like forming habits because the habits themselves are what achieve the goal.