Happy Friday! Another month, another set of goals. This year is flying by and it’s already June. How is that possible?!
May was a bit of a wacky month. I ran another 8K and Half Marathon, but then I had to deal with a cranky hamstring and a cold which caused me to miss 5 days of workouts. Luckily I was able to get back on track this week!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from May:
Set a PR at the Cleveland 8K
I’m going to give myself a C for this one because although I didn’t get a PR, I finished the race and didn’t stop for walk breaks. I was about a minute off my previous 8K PR.
Complete the Burpees, Planks and Push-Ups Challenge
Another C for this one. I completed half of the challenge. It was hard for me to keep up once I missed a few days of the challenge while in Cleveland, and then I got sick so I missed even more days 🙁 To be honest, this was a really hard challenge, especially once the number of burpees kept increasing.
Try one new recipe a week
Seems like C is the grade of choice this month, lol. I made two new recipes so didn’t complete my overall goal of 4. One recipe was awesome and the other one, not so much, so at least now I have one more meal that I like, which is certainly a positive!
Here are my goals for June!
My goals for this month are primarily nutrition and overall fitness based.
Complete a minimum of 10,000 steps per day
I know this time of year is popular for starting a run streak, but that’s just not for me. I actually don’t enjoy running every day. Instead I’ve joined a step challenge for June. The Connecticut chapter of Black Girls Run! is doing the challenge this month and I jumped at the chance to join them. I’ll be doing the challenge with my normal Saturday morning run crew so it will definitely help to keep me accountable!
Go for lunchtime walks
In conjunction with my 10,000 daily step goal, I’d like to get out of the office 2-3 days a week to go for a 30-minute lunchtime walk. I also feel better when I can leave the office for fresh air and this is much needed as work is going to be crazy busy in June. As long as the weather is nice (not too hot or rainy), I’ll make an effort to get in those lunchtime walks.
Stay on track with Weight Watchers
My mom, sister and I joined Weight Watchers on Memorial Day. They were offering a great deal so we each signed up for 3 months of the online subscription. We all feel like we need to lose some weight and this is a great way to do it together. For me it’s all about making healthier choices and looking at portion control. The website and the phone app make it very easy to track my food and look at my points for the day. Another great feature is that I’m able to link my FitBit to my account which gives me FitPoints. It’s only been a few days but so far, so good! My ultimate goal is to lose 15 pounds by the end of August.
Conquer the Stair Climber Machine (20 minutes)
Earlier this week I started using the Stair Climber at my gym. I used this machine a few years ago so I forgot that it’s a glorified torture device. This week I’m starting off with 10 minutes but I hope to work my way up to 20 minutes on the machine by the end of this month. This machine might look easy, but it will totally kick your butt, especially if you increase the levels. It’s a total fat burner and sweat-fest!
Slightly change workout routine
I have a 10K race on Sunday, but other than that my next set of races isn’t until July 21-22 for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5K and Half Marathon. I’m running both races for fun so I won’t be following a traditional training plan. Due to this, I’d like to switch up my workout routine. I’ll still strive to get in 3-4 runs per week, but I’d like to do some new classes to avoid a fitness rut.
Do you set monthly goals? I love doing these posts every month because it helps to hold me accountable, especially with my yearly goals. Sometimes it’s easy to get a little lazy with all of the day-to-day responsibilities that we have, but I always try to make my health a top priority
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for June?