Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monthly Motivation Linkup: September Goals

Blogpost on a Tuesday?!? Must be something special! And it is! I'm linking up with Illegally Blonde, Life Love & Puppy Prints and P!nk Persistence for their new monthly link-up to provide motivation for fit and healthy living! Join us as we discuss our goals for September!

September Goals:
Fitness wise, the fall is complicated. Co-ed soccer starts back up so that means at least one solid 90-minute workout each week (and my team is good and so since the level is so high, I do get an actual workout), but that also means a busier schedule, an occasional temptation to celebrate our victories with beer, and a much later bedtime on game nights. My September goals revolve around fitting it into a fit lifestyle, instead of just jamming it in and forgettting everything else.
1) Yoga at least once a week
Once soccer season starts up, yoga is the first thing to go, really just cause of the conflicting times. The bad part is that I need yoga so much more when I play, since my hips, quads and hamstrings tighten up the more I play. I'm going to try really hard to at least do Saturday yoga, however my women's kickball team might start practicing at a conflicting time. I can always just do my own workout but that will require some extra motivation and planning, so I'll need y'alls encouragement!

2) Rock Climb at least once a week
This shouldn't be too hard since I recently made a new climbing-partner-friend and we text each other every Sunday to set up a climb or two during the week.  Climbing is my replacement for weightlifting, and can be a mental challenge as well. I love that I've really picked it back up this past month and can see my progress.

3) One 5+ mile run once a week

I'm doing the Army Ten Miler again this year. It will be on Columbus Day Weekend, so I really gotta get my butt in gear training-wise in September.  Soccer games include running, and help build my endurance but are completely different than a road run in the morning and I need to get my body used to those again. Speaking of morning exercise:

my typical morning alarm (the struggle is real)
 My last fitness goal is to get more (or really any) morning workouts in during the week. Unless I'm in court, I don't have to be at the office very early and so I need to do a better job of actually getting up when I set my alarm and getting out of bed to run, instead of casually rolling out to peruse the newspaper and Facebook. The key here will be an earlier bedtime, something I've always struggled with.

GENERAL GOAL: Drink more water!
I've noticed recently I've stopped drinking enough water during the day.  Something else that becomes more important when I sweat out a ton at weekly or twice weekly games.  However, the water at my new office tastes really bad so I gotta either get over my water snobbishness or be sure to bring a full nalgene every morning.

Have any recommendations for how I can accomplish my goals? Have similar challenges or goals yourself? Let me know in the comments below!


P!nky said...

Woohoo, thanks for linking up. I think you have some great goals, and agree the yoga is so needed after soccer games. I'm trying to at least stretch more at night.

And double woohoo for a rock climbing buddy!!!

suzmaq42 said...

Infused water!