Five Fitness Goals to Kick Off the New Year


  1. I need to lose the weight I gained as well. WTF? Apparently belly fat is the new black. I still hate it.

  2. I’ve gained five pounds since MCM. I’m super distraught about it. I don’t even know what to do! Lol

  3. I am trying to do the same thing with stepping up my strength training this year! I need to really find a good routine to stick to for sure! For some reason I’d rather always skip the strength part and go straight to running!

    I didn’t join the Strava challenge but I’ve heard of so many people that did! It seems super fun!

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      It’s just so hard to fit everything in. Not enough days in the week or hours in the day! I guess the key is to find a way to juggle and balance it all!

  4. I think everyone lets go of their healthy eating a bit over the holidays. I don’t weigh myself but I know I did. Congrats on hitting your 40/80 miles already. I was going for the 40K and will hit it tomorrow.

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      And congrats to you on hitting the 40K! I really enjoyed the challenge but I’m not sure I’d go for 80K again…at least not in Chicago in January!

  5. I’m so impressed that you’ve already hit the 50 mile mark! I’ve got 12 miles to go and I plan to finish it up this weekend. Cold weather be damned!

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      I know you’ll do it! I had to push hard to finish early but I just couldn’t deal with the bitter cold this weekend. Kudos to you!

  6. My first fitness goal is to recover from my injury then I really want to get into more movement and out of the gym this year. I love lifting iron but I am looking to try new things!

  7. I think this month is going by quickly too. Just like I think 2017 did! I do think time goes by faster as you get

    I don’t make resolutions either. Last year I made “intentions” but I didn’t even go that far with it this year. I’m just gonna see where life goes! Thanks for linking up!

  8. I think your goals are reasonable, and very attainable 😉 Congrats on surpassing the 50 miles for the Strava challenge! You had less-than-desirable weather conditions #fistbump

  9. I hear you about the beer!

    My biggest fitness goal for 2018 is to finish the new 80 Day Obsession home workout and nutrition program after I have my twins!

  10. All great goals! When you figure out how to stop drinking all the beer let me know, that is my downfall…beer and wine…..

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      I’m with you on the wine and beer! But while I like an ice cold Heineken, I can more easily give that up than my wine. It just makes dinner soooo much more delicious!

  11. Yay yay yay to more strength training! Love your list of goals. You will crush 2018!

  12. I’m always trying to strike the balance between strength and running too! Especially with my lower body — I feel like it gets neglected in the strength department because it gets worked on a run!

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      That’s exactly right. I’ve swung in the absolute opposite direction, so this year I really want to find balance between the two.

  13. I used to love lifting before I found all the run endorphins. I started back to lifting recently and it’s making a huge difference in how I look and feel. Win! (Someday I’ll do yoga regularly, but this is not that day LOL)

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      It’s funny how we trade one for another instead of finding a balance. I’ve been away from weight lifting for so long I am finding I have to start really small.

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