I Knew I Forgot Something!

in 2014 I ran a Mud Run, a Color Run, a12k, a trail half marathon and started running trails with my 15 year old daughter.  But to be completely honest, I was unfocused and not very motivated.

So looking back over the year and doing a bit of introspection, I realized that I failed to set any concrete goals.  Duh!

If you know one thing about me it’s that I am a very goal-oriented person.  Not having something to work towards left me directionless.

So this year I am going to set out some goals for myself physically, professionally and personally.

And because I love to plot things out I’ll have a complete plan of action for reaching my goals,  The plan will consist of 3 parts, the goal, the steps I’ll need to achieve the goal and some rewards.

On Friday I’ll post a few of my goals and I’d love to hear yours as well.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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Vacation workouts rock!!

I don’t know about you but I’m kind of ready to be back to my normal routine.

However, I’m at the beach through Jan 1st which means vacation workouts!

I’ve got a few short beach boot-camp workouts planned that will be only about 30 minutes long an easy 4-mile loop mapped out for 2 runs – including my annual New Year’s Day run.

Plus there’s a lot of walking; along the beach and into town.  And naps.  I love a vacation nap!

So I guess my vacation mindset is move a little, play a little, rest a little and have a lot of fun.  I can manage that!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

P.S.  I’ve been very interested if there are any benefits to using the activity monitors that have come into popularity the past year.  I received a Garmin Vivofit for Christmas so I’ll provide a full review at the end of January.

 

And then there was 1

Finally we’ve worked our way back down to the 1st day of Fitness! 

Great job for hanging in for this holiday challenge 🙂

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On the first day of fitness,

Keli gave to me…

A One Minute Plank

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For the full 12 Days of Fitness, click here

It’s a great workout that you can do anytime, anywhere in less than10 minutes. 

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

Merry Motivation

244cee9a4584ecca60a244ed6482be63Home stretch, my little elves!  Presents to be wrapped, Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinners to be planned, shopped for, or ordered.  Baking to finish or start, final touches on the decor and of course those last-minute “oh my gosh, I forgot to get a gift for so and so” dashes to CVS (no judgement please, they are open 24 hours and have great little lotions, gift sets and of course, liquor).

And for my friends of the Jewish faith, you’ve had close to 8 days of celebrations already so I know you get what I’m talking about.

Normally this would be where I insert how important exercise is and why you need to fit in a workout right NOW.  I’m sure some of you follow this blog because you can count on the fact that I don’t believe in excuses and need a swift kick in the tush.   Others appreciate my witty reparte.  🙂

Regardless, of what brings you here, let me send you out to the final days before Christmas with these:

  • If you are on a regular exercise schedule – stick with it.
  • If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the holidays, get some fresh air by taking a walk in the ‘hood and check out the holiday lights.
  • If you must bake; make a lot, keep a little.
  • Breathe.
  • Now IS NOT the best time to set your New Year’s Resolution.  Wait until after Christmas – it’s just a few days.
  • Now IS the best time to think about some races or events coming up that you can run/walk in January.  Anyone can walk a 5K and you get all sorts of cool swag and a MEDAL at most races.
  • Stop before you take the 3rd of anything.  Glasses of wine, cookies, shots of Fireball…

Most importantly, enjoy the holidays.  But not too much.  January will be here in no time!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

 

Triple Threat – 3 Days of Fitness

Before we talk about your 3rd day of Fitness workout, here’s a little pep talk.

The holidays are a minefield of food, drink, entertaining and more food and drink.  Many people simply want to hang up healthy eating and exercise “until after the holidays”.   As you may have figured out in year’s past – this can backfire.

So instead of throwing in the towel today follow these 2 little tips.

1.  Schedule 4 – 20 minute workouts each week.  Walk, take a class, do yoga, dance in your pjs with your kids.  Move.

2.  Eat what you love.  Instead of the “all or nothing” approach zero in on your favorite holiday treats and enjoy them.   In moderation.

Promise that you’ll feel better come January 1st.

Now here’s your workout!

On the 3rd day of fitness, my awesome trainer Keli gave to me….

3 Exploding Lunges,

a 2 minute wide squat hold and

a 1 minute plank!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂