I'm going to keep it brief here, as a lot of what I have worked though I plugged straight into the 12WBT site, but I do want to take the opportunity to put a few things out there.
First lets look at excuses. Going through them I found the one that popped up the most was being too tired or too busy. So I'm going to make a commitment to myself right here, right now, to start planning much MUCH better.
I often have evening commitments due to J's work so planning the training in the morning is a no-brainer. The evening meals are where it starts to get tricky. But with a bit of extra planning I can work around it, I've made it work in the past previous rounds, I can make it work again.
Next - Goals & Commitments. I've had a few specific goals I've been working toward for a few months now, and others which as I mentioned, are pretty much just nice ideas.
Running. So, starting with my Half Marathon goal - well that's definitely one that's firm and works. I'll be following my running plan, running three times a week. The goal is to finish 21.1kms in less than 2:25 minutes at Run Melbourne in July.
Weight loss. I try not to make weight loss my goal anymore, but this round I am. I want to be at a lower weight by Run Melbourne. I'm going to lose 5kg between now and July 21. By the end of the round (two weeks after Run Melbourne), I'd be happy to cap it at 6kg down.
Core strength. After the finale workout, I was pretty smashed from all the core work and it became very clear this is something I need to work on. I'm pretty sure I've been saying forever "I have GOT to work on my core strength". Well, why haven't I? Exactly. So this round, I will incorporate at least two core strength exercises into each gym session, and I will back this up with a Bikram yoga session each week. Once I get into this week's diary (that's next!) I'll find a place to fit it in.
So I think those are some pretty great goals to work towards. Only a couple, I'm keeping it simple and achievable, because I don't want the old "Ugh, I've got too much on!!" getting in my way - I'll also be finishing CIV in Health and Fitness, attending MIFF and working during this round!
Anyway. Kick off is tomorrow! I'm really excited!