Goals for May

I meant to write this post yesterday after taking a spin class with Bill, but I was so worn out that I ended up taking a nap instead! Even though I used to ride mh bike a lot, I haven’t cycled in years and spin classes are WAY harder than just riding my bike outside!

Last week I revealed that I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been and that I wanted to commit to being healthier and losing some weight. Since writing that post, I haven’t really done much to actually make changes, which is why I decided to make some tangible goals for the month of May to help me get there. I need a plan to follow if I’m going to be successful. And so, here are my health and fitness goals for the month of May:

Average 1,500 calories per day for the month. I know that the amount of calories I eat every day will fluctuate, so by taking an average I can allow myself a few higher-calorie meals when I’m out with friends and on weekends. I have a spreadsheet that I keep so I can keep track of how I’m doing with my average daily calories.

Hold a one-minute plank every day. I want to do more core work and planks are great for that!

Average 8,000 steps per day. The weather is slowly getting nicer and I want to get back into the habit of walking daily. I know there will be some days when I can’t but I think this goal is achievable.

Go to the gym at least five days per week. This one is sort of a “gimme” because I already do this. On Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, I go to dance, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays I take barre. I’ve added Sunday spin classes to my routine now too, and when we don’t have plans I’d like to take spin on Thursdays too.

Continue the Tunde Arm Challenge. Bill and I have joined some friends in the Tunde Arm Challenge on the Peloton app. The challenge has three ten-minute arm workouts per week for 36 weeks, all taught by instructor Tunde Oyeneyin. Bill and I just started Week 4 of the challenge and so far I’m liking it! Plus, doing it with friends helps me stay accountable.

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