Friday, 6 January 2017

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Fitness Goals 2017

Welcome to Fitness Friday!

I've always tried doing fitness Friday posts but since I usually only do three posts a week, it's gets difficult to include a variation of other posts. In this new year, however, I am trying my best to post a lot more. I'm not saying that I'm going to be posting every day but so far there have been 5 posts a week and I have the rest of the month planned out! I'm doing this as my most successful blogging month was September last year, my Blog-a-day month. Knowing I have more than usual to do makes me write the posts much further in advance and overall, I am a lot more prepared. With this increased amount of posts, Fitness Friday is becoming a thing. At the beginning of each month I shall give a fitness update from the month before and then the other 3 Friday's can be anything else to do with health and fitness. So here is 2017's first Fitness Friday!

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Here are some of my main fitness goals I want to accomplish in 2017:

- Run Half a marathon - since I started running last year I had this crazy idea of possibly running a marathon in 2 years (I may push it to 3 years). I know it's possible with the correct training so first off, I want to be able to run half a marathon at least once by the end of the year. That's 13.1094miles or 21.0975km. I need to start working towards 10km for now and if I keep it up and believe I can double that, then I will hopefully sign up for an event.

- Take part in events - I'd like to sign up for 5k and 10k events. Not only that after last year's Adrenaline Rush, I really want to do a 10k obstacle race. Overall, a couple of 5 and 10k runs, an obstacle race, a colour run, and perhaps a cycling event would be good!

- Smash fitbit goals every week! - I did this for nearly two weeks in a row just before Christmas without trying very hard so I know that if I want to, I can do it every week.

 - Swim - There is a swimming baths just around the corner from where I live so it would be great to go there and swim more often. I always love swimming and see myself as quite a good swimmer, other than the fact I haven't properly swam in years. Even if I go twice a month then build it up, it will be a lot better than before!

- Hike - Since I am climbing Kilimanjaro in August and I need to start my training and for that, the best thing I can do is hike. I want to make a point of going for half an hour walks at least 3 times a week just to get fresh air and then once a month I want to go on a more lengthy walk, preferably in the countryside. At the gym, I will spend some sessions simply walking on the treadmill and a steep incline to work those muscles in my legs!

- Lose a stone - I think this will be the trickiest because I seem to put the weight on in muscle. It would probably be better if I said tone up but that's too broad. I'd like to lose a little weight to help myself look healthy and be overall, fitter. I plan on adopting a healthy lifestyle by giving myself a daily routine, that fits around my already hectic schedule, aiming to give myself enough time to workout, work, eat and sleep.

- Try out new exercises- I already play hockey, dance, go running etc. but I'd like to expand that a little by maybe doing trail running for a change or a different type of dance. Maybe even go to one or two fitness classes instead of the gym from time to time!

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I think that just about covers everything. I'm feeling quite motivated and since I've been home, I'm dying to just go to the gym, but I don't have a membership here so I have to wait until I go back to university. That's when my fitness training begins! Fitness has always been the best stress reliever for me which is probably one of the main reasons why I love it so much. Playing sports or going to the gym is the only time where I completely forget about my worries and I feel good afterwards, knowing I have done a good thing for my body!

What are you're 2017 fitness goals? Will you be signing up to any events to motivate yourself?

- KC xx

15 comments:

  1. I'm trying to get my fitness programme back on track after christmas. All the best with yours x

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  2. Some great goals, and feel reading will keep me motivated. I've slowly put on weight. Not sure how much i need to lose entirely as not checked scales, but need to go down like 2 dress sizes. Already noticed I've gone down one. 2 more to go! x

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  3. Some fabulous goals here! I am sure that you can achieve every single one of them. I plan on starting swimming again to try and build up my stamina and health xx

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  4. I am aiming to lose some weight this year and definitely get back into swimming. I hope you reach your goals xx

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  5. It sounds like it's going to be a very fit and healthy year! I hope you manage to stick to your goals :)

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  6. Having completed the couch to 5k last year, my goal this year is to complete the couch to 10k x

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  7. Some fab goals! I need to get back in the swing of things! I'm currently poorly and have to undergo tests but once I'm built up a bit more, I want to go swimming and going with my mother to walk the dogs again.

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  8. You seem very committed to your plan, so that should also help you to lose the weight.

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  9. Good on you for your fitness goals! Best thing is to write a plan and keep it fairly easily to start with then build from there.

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  10. I've really been getting into fitness the past few months, so looking forward to your Friday posts! Good luck with your goals :)

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  11. You have set some amazing goals and I hope you accomplish them all. :) I am currently pregnant so my goal is to stay healthy through my pregnancy, but I will be making similar goals once my baby comes.

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  12. Sounds like a great series, and I hope you accomplish all your goals! I'd like to take part in a run..or something similar this year

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  13. How exciting that you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - what an adventure. Good luck with your training and goals. Kaz x

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  14. I am hoping to boast my fitness levels and have been power walking. I had a minor set back when I caught a bad cold last week but hope to be back at it again soon.

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  15. Good on you! I've got some big 2017 fitness goals too - when the girls were really young I didn't have a chance to do much for myself, so my plan is to focus properly on the gym this year. I'll watch your progress with interest! x

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