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Day 21 of the 21 Day Fitness Challenge

Pick a goal that you want to achieve by the end of January 2013. It must be something that requires weekly action. For instance, ‘speak Mandarin’ might not be a good goal, if you don’t already speak it. A better goal would be ‘take a Mandarin class and do 2 extra assignments per week’. The goal does not have to be achieved my the end of January but there must be measurable progress.

Examples: lose 7lbs, create and use a budget, eat no processed foods, run 3x a week, eliminate sugar/alcohol/negative self-talk, look for a new job, etc.

My goal for January is to do a headstand. I’ve never tried and I don’t know what I’m doing. Luckily, I found a ‘how to’ video from lululemon. Tomorrow, I will record and post my first attempt. It’s going to be a hot mess, i.e. entertaining for you. Let the practice begin.

What is your goal for January 2013?

Categories: Fitness

16 Comments

Elena · 01/21/2013 at 10:50 am

So I’ve been great at the running, ran every weekend in January and did a whopping 4 miles this Saturday (don’t laugh, it’s the longest I’ve run in 5 years and there were hills and no stopping). I’m keeping at it. If I can run in January, I can run in February!! I am not doing so well on the pushups however so I have 2 weeks to make it better.

Fvr · 01/12/2013 at 9:17 pm

Well jan is halfway over and I’m just getting to this! 🙁 my goal is just to survive my life changes right now! And to find ways to sneak in at least two workouts each week. In feb, I’ll increase the number to three. 🙂

Michelle N. · 01/03/2013 at 1:14 am

@Angel suggestions/videos would be great! I’ll focus in those three things this month and expand from there.

Slomo · 01/02/2013 at 6:34 pm

I want to lose 5 lbs by the end of Jan. I will not only continue to buy only clean foods for my house, but will start to regularly give away the junk given to me by others. I learned during this challenge that I end up consuming enough sugar/starches that way to keep this jelly in my belly. I also need to be more conscientious about portion sizes, and am thinking that using different bowls might help. Good luck with the headstand, I wanna see that video!

Cynthia · 01/02/2013 at 11:31 am

I am going to start running 3 times a week and learn to like it! lol I also, need to add more lifting in my routine.
Most importantly, i need to start preparing more of my meals/snacks at home. 🙂

Angel · 01/02/2013 at 8:46 am

@Danielle. LIfting is ESSENTIAL. Now, is a great time to start.

Angel · 01/02/2013 at 8:45 am

@Michelle. Stretching, foam rolling, and mobility work are essential to stay injury-free. Make sure you add those into your weekly routine for January. It’s an incredible difference. I’ll post some videos on those if you want suggestions.

Angel · 01/02/2013 at 8:44 am

@susan. thank you for the tip. I need all the help I can get. I love hot yoga!

Angel · 01/02/2013 at 8:43 am

@Elena. Great goals. For the pushups, know that you will get better so you may have to up the reps to 3 x15 by mid-January They will start to get easy.

Angel · 01/01/2013 at 10:33 pm

@CarrieBean. You’re gonna get sexy doing that. Be careful. 🙂

Elena · 01/01/2013 at 5:46 pm

I will do the Saturday morning run club for all of January with a friend of mine and do at least 3 sets of 10 pushups with all my home workouts. On the nutrition front I will make salads for lunch at least 3 days a week (with protein but without cheese :(.

Carrie Bean · 01/01/2013 at 4:24 pm

I wanna pick up weight lifting to 3x/ week and do abs each day that I workout!

susan falkenholt · 01/01/2013 at 2:57 pm

Try doing the headstand, starting out against the wall first. My goal is to do hot yoga once a week for the month of January. cheers..

Michelle N. · 01/01/2013 at 12:40 am

Oops…just realized this was ann end of January deadline. To be honest, I think I’ll be working on my long term goal. I will be running at least twice a week.

Michelle N. · 01/01/2013 at 12:37 am

My goal is to run at least 2 races this year injury-free. I know this sounds impossible, but I think I can do this by being better prepared, rebuilding my form, and incorporating much more cross-training into my workout regimen. This year my focus won’t be to follow some per-defined plan, but making sure that I am stronger and more comfortable during the longer distance runs. I think the only way to do that is one day or week at a time and I’m committed to that. Thanks for this challenge, Angel…and for always motivating me!

Danielle · 12/31/2012 at 1:38 pm

I’m going to start lifting weights twice a week. I do a ridiculous amount of cardio during the week but the only time I lift weights is during a Body Ride or Barre Ride at Revolve, which is certainly not enough for my liking. I’m sure I’ll add more as 2013 goes on, but it’s my starting goal for January.

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