It’s mid-May and that means that bikini season is fast approaching. While I’ve never been a large person, I’ve been lucky to have a petite frame and have been a dancer/cheerleader all my life, fitness has taken a back seat to other more pressing things in my life. But, since it is my 22nd birthday on Friday, I’ve decided that it is time to re-prioritize my life and bring healthy living and fitness back to the fore front. I have always loved yoga, and I recently joined a gym near by that offers your average gym classes as well as hot yoga classes! My five fitness goals for the summer are as follows:
1 – run! I ran a 5K run last November for a friend’s charity in 36 minutes – by the end of June, I want to be able to run a 5K again in under 30 minutes.
2 – go to yoga twice a week. My excuse is the same as a lot of peoples – I don’t have time. But by really evaluating what is important, I’m going to be able to fit in a few yoga classes a week.
3 – eat whole grains. It seems simple enough, but I am an extremely picky eater who has always stuck to white pasta, white bread and my loved Kraft Dinner. It is time to change that.
4 – drink more water. When I’m thirsty I often reach for a diet coke – but I’m really going to try and drink 8 glasses of water a day instead of opting for sugary drinks.
5 – tone. I’ve always been a little shy of the weight room at a gym, but my new gym has a women’s only section that I am hoping will allow me to get over my fear of free weights and learn they are my friend!