Hey friends! I’ve reached it – the end of my most difficult challenge yet. To recap, earlier this month I set some insane fitness goals that included me working out 11 times a week and basically having no life. Surprisingly I stuck with it a week and a half before realizing that’s crazy for a lazy couch potato like me to go from 0 to 60 in that short amount of time. So I readjusted my goals a bit and kept pressing on. Before I reveal if I was able to make my goals or not, I want to share a few things I’ve learned while doing this fitness challenge.
- Fitness is a lot about balancing between telling yourself to get off the couch and staying consistent and being a crazy person and spending (what felt like) every ounce of spare time working out like I tried to do.
- Sometimes the important thing is not what you achieve, but the fact that you tried.
- Give yourself grace when you fail, readjust, and then get back up again.
- Comparison never helps anyone. Find what you love to do and do it. Don’t feel guilty for not being good at something that someone else is good at. As Matt (sarcastically) says to me often, “You do you, boo boo.”
- Laugh at yourself. My coworker who runs a ton busted up when I proudly told her I ran a mile the other day, and I joined her. I know it’s ridiculous, but you gotta celebrate the little things in life.
Now that I’ve passed on my golden nuggets of wisdom that I’ve learned this month, here is my final update on my goals:
✔️ Lunges: 2 sets of 50 reps
✔️ Sit-ups: 2 sets of 50 reps
✔️ Mountain climbers: 2 sets of 50 reps
✔️ Plank: 2 minutes – TWO MINUTES PEOPLE
✔️ Push-ups: 10 REAL pushups
✔️ Squats: 2 sets of 50 reps
✔️ Water Intake: 3 liters of water (my goal was 2)
✔️ Nike Workouts: 7 nights
✔️ Gym/track nights: 8 nights
✔️ Mile time: Goal was 11 minutes but I RAN IT IN 10:30!
By far, the hardest goal for me was the mile time. But I was able to go from not even being able to run 1/8 of a mile to running it in less than 11 minutes. It may seem insignificant to most, but to me it was a huge victory. Hence why I played Chariots of Fire and We Are the Champions on the ride home. #Ihadto
Even though I really wasn’t looking forward to this challenge, I’m glad I did it. No, I didn’t have perfect form and didn’t always give 110%, but I stuck with it the whole month and kept going. And for that, I will eat my reward slutty brownies (cookie, oreo, caramel, brownies) and celebrate that I made it to the finish line.
Next month, my challenge will be adventure! I’ll be making outings every week doing things that are on my L.A. bucket list and exploring the city. I can’t wait! Check back for my first update next Tuesday and don’t miss my Friday Favorites! See you then!