Ready For Summer Challenge – Week 1 Goals

I am participating in the Ready for Summer Challenge put on by Maren and Sarah – check out their blogs, these are two talented, supportive women!

OK, for the Summer Challenge there are 4 categories to set goals for.

1. Weight Loss
2. NSV (Non-Scale Victory)
3. Exercise
4. Nutrition

So, I’m going to set goals in all categories, but I’m being realistic and practical for a change. Here goes!

1. Weight loss. Since I’m not trying to lose any weight, I’m not setting a goal for this category – except to say that I’ve been indulging in a fair bit of crappy food lately (Easter Creme egg, wine, chocolate cake… yup), and while I’m working out enough for it not to show up on the scale, I need to cut back on some of the junk. So for this week, I will allow myself no more than 3 really indulgent treats… 3 total, not three per day!

2. NSV – Running faster. I’m being so lazy about running right now – so my goal for this week is to run one full sprint workout this week.

3. Exercise – I work six days in a row this week. Getting my workouts in is going to be tough. I don’t see anywhere on my schedule where I can get to yoga until perhaps next Monday. Other workouts? Well, I’ll have to really focus. So, my goal for this week is to get my workouts in, any way possible.

4. Nutrition – As I listed in point 1, no more than 3 treats this week. Plus I really need to eat more fruits and veggies, and fewer refined carbs. So – goal for this week is to hit my minimum 5 servings of fruits & veggies daily, and more if possible.

The weekly mini goal is to try a new vegetable, fruit, or healthy dish of some sort. This could be tough; with my schedule being what it is there isn’t going to be any experimental cooking going on. As for fruits and vegetables – I’ll have to go looking for something new at the store! I already eat a broad selection of fruits & veggies, so I may have to get pretty experimental on this one. Hmmm… maybe mango? I’ve had frozen, but I’ve never tried a fresh one.

Daily goals update: I went for a short, ugly run, but I went. I wrote, and wrote, and wrote blog posts today! Yay me – I actually finished 6 and started another. I entered 3+ weeks of training into Google, and commented on multiple blogs (I lost count how many). Finally, I went to bed a little early to read. Score!

Today’s goals:

1. Swim workout
2. Brick workout
2. Comment on 5 blogs
3. Read for fun
4. Work on 2 blog posts

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6 Responses to Ready For Summer Challenge – Week 1 Goals

  1. Maren says:

    Have I told you how glad I am that you’re part of this challenge!? Well, let me say it – I AM! 😀

  2. Kristy says:

    I love how you posted not only your weekly goals, but your today goals. Good luck this week staying away from the sweets. I’m finding it harder and harder the closer we get to Easter.

  3. PlumPetals says:

    I’ve decided to join the challenge too – I really need to stay on top of things, like commenting on blogs. So sorry I’ve been behind!

    Awesome goals 🙂

  4. Blog Wobble says:

    Welcome to the challenge, it’s great to have a new face come aboard and contribute to this great social circle we have going on. Best of luck for reaching your goals!

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