Since it’s the first week of 2012, I figured that I’d share my goals for 2012 with all of you. I don’t list every goal in every category, but I do put the ones that I feel relate to the things we talk about on the blog.
Every year for the past 6 years, I’ve created goals for myself. I wasnt too good with the tracking thing in the early years, but I’ve gotten better recently. (also, while editing my goals posts, I wrote I’d been having goals for different amounts of time in every post i’d written). I decided to break up my goals into categories last year, and I’m doing the same this year. The following are my goals for getting/staying healthy throughout the year.
This year of course comes with a little added incentive because I’m getting married. While I dont mind looking like a tool at my wedding, I dont want to be overweight or unfit – in fact, just the oppisite. I’d rather be in the best shape of my life, or close to it anyway. Hopefully the goals I’ll set will help with that.
The first health goal for the year will be to run a marathon. I don’t really think this will be that difficult. Im a very function oriented person (if X, then Y) so my plan is to pick a marathon that I’d like to do before the wedding and then follow a simple training program. I’ve already found a training program that i’d like to do, and have identified a few marathons that I’d like to do (both are in june, providing me 6 full weeks to get really fat before my wedding). I think that H may run it with me, but she’s only interested in running a half marathon, so her training wont be quite as extensive as mine, but at least I’ll have a training buddy. As far as I’m concerned though, I just have to follow the steps on my training program week in and week out, and I’ll be fine. That may be simplistic thinking, but I dont need to get all worked up over it. As of right now, I’m looking at 2 races, both in the beginning of june pretty hard, and one potentially in may, but it is a trail run so I’m not sure that I’m quite up for that yet.
The next health goal is slightly subjective (which makes for a poor goal) but I’m going for it anyway. H and I will be spending plenty of time lounging around on the beach during our honeymoon, and obviously I dont want to look like a troll. Unfortunately, there’s no way I’ll look as good as she will, but either way I’d like to be in good shape for my honeymoon. How I’ll define this I havent figured out yet, but hopefully I’ll come up with something.
I’d also like to eat more veggies. Next summer, H and I are going to be getting veggies in our CSA along with our friut, and I’d like to make sure that none of that ends up in the compost heap. In order to do this, I’ll need to eat more veggies next year, both as snacks and sides, as well as main dishes. So, one of my goals for next year will be to eat vegetarian at dinner 3 times per week.
I think that those goals should keep me occupied in the health sector for a while, and nothing looks like it will be too difficult (other than following the plan). One thing I was told to watch out for is my marathon – It seems like there are quite a bit of injuries during training for a race, so I’ll need to watch out for that.
Readers: What are your health goals for the coming year? Do you have health goals, or are you simply trying to maintain what you’ve got? Are you goals focused on weight-loss or something different?