Fitness Tip of the Day

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year New Goals and New Resolutions!

Today is the first day I get back to the gym for the New Year - Like many of you I have set some resolutions for the New Year and today marks the first step for those goals.

At the gym tonight I am going to walk 3 miles, Saturday is 3 miles and Sunday is 8 miles (at the park) Mom said she would like to tag a long for the walk on Sunday so that will be nice. My friend Dee has been sick since the Monday before Christmas and has not been to the gym or walking since so she is on the road to recovery but still weak and is just not ready to jump back into her routines this week. I am hoping she will be able to walk with me next week when I work on 9 miles (yeah) she did remind me yesterday that it is only 80 days until the half marathon - WOW I am so excited and I am so going to be ready. After last weeks walk (7 miles) I have been so tired and I was beginning to worry that I would not be able to even do 8 this week but I have a new "fire" in my belly that says YES YOU CAN! So I am heading into the New Year with knowing that deep inside I will be able to accomplish my many goals I have set for myself.

My resolutions are more personal ones - more family and friend time and I am going to start volunteering with teen girls in the area (I enjoyed helping with Meals on Wheels over the Holidays that I also would like to give some more of time to that as well). I really think it is important to share your life experiences and also help influence the further leaders of our country.

Happy Friday!

9 comments:

Liz said...

There's something about the beginning of the year that creates that fire in the belly, don't you think? Good luck with your goals and resolutions!

Dutch said...

Today I am going to start walking. It will be at the mall but that is a start for me. I would love to do some kind of volunteer work. Have a fantastic Friday.

MizFit said...

I admire your resolutions...the volunteering with teens.

*I* need to stop making excuses ('I have no childcare...I cant' kinds of things) in that arena and START walking the walk.

Tamzin said...

gotta live the "fire" that you can get from being active!!

I can't wait to read about how your half went!!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Awesome goals! You CAN do them all. It is incredible how much a simple exercise such as walking can affect your weight loss.

Juice said...

Love your goals and your enthusiasm! I can't wait to hear about your half marathon - which one are you doing?

fatfighter said...

9 miles - that's fabulous! And you're right - YES YOU CAN!!! Happy New Year!

Sabs said...

Hope you can keep the fire burning for the rest of 2009 as well!

Chews to Lose said...

8 miles - that is incredible. I'm thrilled when I'm doing three. Eight hasn't even entered my mind. Great job!