December 2012 Goals

December is one of my favorite months of the year! It is now Advent, a time to be still, reflect, and prepare. Sometimes the preparations get dwarfed as everyone goes straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I try to make sure to celebrate each season individually.

I usually spend a lot of time focusing on my family and our holiday traditions in December. Even when I don’t want it to, it can get overwhelming at times.  Since I don’t want any health setbacks, I really intend to stay focused more on my family and traditions inside my home while saying NO to pressures outside my house. I also plan on keeping up with my health and fitness goals for both my recovery and sanity. That being said, here are my goals for this month:

1. Running – I’m aiming for 10 miles a week again. I slowly have increased my runs back to about 3 miles each. This month I start training with the Road Runners for a mid- Winter 10 miler. Hopefully, in following the plan, I will be able to hit this goal. Plus as a part of the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak, I am aiming to do at least a Mile a Day for this month so I should definitely be able to get my mileage up. My Mile a Day challenge is what I’m doing for the #DecemberDoubleDown challenge for Girls Gone Sporty this month. You can join me!

2. Upper body – I’m going to try to work my upper body at least 2 times a week not counting Water Aerobics.

3. Elf4Health – If you haven’t noticed the logo on the right, I am doing the Elf4Health challenge from Nutritionella this month as well. Each day there are small steps to take which are good for your own health. Today’s task was to track your fiber intake and aim for 14 grams for every 1000 calories consumed. I got 20 grams of fiber! Tomorrow’s task is to eat a salad and make your own dressing. I’ve already put together a salad in a jar for tomorrow’s lunch. Yummy!

4. Race Goals – I will be finalizing my 2013 races and registering for them. I plan on running at least one race per month in 2013 because I can. There are many women who are more sick than I ever was who can’t walk or run much less race. I will be dedicating my races to them.

What are your health and fitness goals this month?

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