Miles and Fitness Goals
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Last year, my goal was to walk 1,000 miles. My "official" mileage was 975, although, there were a few days I forgot my tracker and I started the goal in the 3rd week of January so I very likely hit the 1,000 mark if just barely.
This year, my official goal is to surpass last year's mileage, but my stretch goal is to walk 1,500 miles. I also added the goal of getting in 2500 fitness minutes every month. I achieved this 2 months last year but I'm more "into" walking this year than I've ever been before and it started last year.
I love walking outdoors, but that isn't always convenient so I found a treadmill on Craigslist for $100. It's older in years, but practically brand new in use. It folds so takes up very little room in the bedroom. I put it down to use it and then put it right back up again. I've used it 3x since I bought it, 6 days ago.
This morning, I was up an hour early (4:30am). I got dressed for the workout and started the laundry. Then I speed-walked for ~45 minutes while watching one of my shows that no one else in the house cares for (Parenthood). Hubby leaves for work around 4:30 so he wasn't there to bug me. Kids were in bed so they didn't bug me. It was BLISS!
When the show went off, it was time to wake the kids. I started the shower so it could warm up (our bathroom is furthest from the water heater), woke the kids, let the dogs out and checked on the laundry (it still had 8 minutes left). I yelled at the kids again to get up and took my shower. 15 minutes later, wrapped in a robe, I again yell at the kids to get ready, let the dogs back in the house, and change the laundry.
From there, the morning commenced as it usually does with me in the bathroom, getting ready and periodically coming out to yell at the kids to GET READY. "Quit sitting in the floor, you don't have time for that. Brush your teeth, floss and rinse. Did you make your lunch last night? I didn't think so. Hurry up! Don't forget your breakfast."
We managed to get out of the house on time, with everything done and I feel especially energized and accomplished.