Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Danica's Fitness Goals for 2015
This post is a little scary for me. Once I put my goals in writing for all to see I have to stick to them right? Let's be honest, everyone has their challenges with weight loss goals whether it be health issues, hormone problems, genetic issues, or you just plain don't want to workout and eat healthy!
I will be the first to admit, I have a serious sugar addiction. I get headaches half way through the day if I don't get my daily dose of the stuff! (anybody know this feeling?) To be honest getting rid of sugar has been a goal of mine for many years. I always cut it out for a few months of the year, but end up going back to full sugar overload. That has to count for something right?
1. Cut out sugar!!
This year I want to get rid of the stuff completely. I have some pretty good motivation behind this goal. I have had a skin condition for quite a few years now. I have been told by a few dermatologists now that I am allergic to my own sweat and that if I stop working out it will go away. Um NO THANK YOU. I have done some research on my issue and the problem is caused by a thing called yeast or Candida. The fact that it is coming out on my skin shows me that I have a serious over growth of the stuff. Wanna know what yeast feeds on?? SUGAR. So this year not just for a flat tummy but for my overall health and well being I want to cut out all of the processed sugars in my diet for a few months in hopes of clearing up my skin and then just keep my sugar intake to a minimum after that.
2. Run another half marathon.
I have always loved running and for the last few years done a few half marathons every year. Ever since I got married and started working 2 jobs, running has taken a back seat in my life. I miss it so much, and am making a promise to myself that I will get back into it. Running and training for races has been the easiest way for me to reach my fitness goals in the past.
3. Cross-train and weight-lift more.
As I said I have always been a runner. However I ran so much that I ignored the importance of stretching and weights in my routine. (Which in turn caused injuries...and taught me the importance of including those things). I have been getting into weights and cross training because of this cold winter we are having, and the last thing I have wanted to do is go out and run at 9:00 at night when its 10 degrees. But can I just say, I have seriously noticed a difference in my body. I gained 10 pounds not running anymore, but my body is not flabby, and I think I can chalk that up to the weights. I want to stick to it and continue to up my weight and get stronger!
4. Drink More Water
We all know that drinking water is suuuper important in the grand scheme of weight loss. So on that note I want to drink more water! I know it will help with my headaches and overall well being.
5. Stay away from soda.
I cut out soda a few months ago and so far it hasn't been difficult to avoid, but I know I will get to the point when I'm craving a cold diet coke so goal #5 is to continue avoiding all soda. The fact that it is horrible for us helps me want to avoid it. Here is a helpful article if one of your New Years goals is to get rid of soda.
6. Meditate more.
I know how important meditation and calming our minds is... but I seriously suck at it. I have the hardest time taking a minute to slow down and smell the roses. So this year I want to work on incorporating more yoga and meditative stretch into my life. It always feels so amazing!
7. Incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet.
I have been downing the green smoothies for the last week and eating extremely clean. That is not realistic everyday forever, but I am going to stick with it as long as I can. I want to up my veggie and fruit intake this year and keep the green smoothies in my diet. Just one week and I'm down 5 pounds and my skin looks amaze!
What are your New Year's resolutions?