Day #18 – Make Your Goals Attainable

Something I’ve been learning throughout the last 18 days of my new life is to make my weight-loss and exercise goals attainable. There is no way I would have lasted this long already if I told myself I needed to run a 10 minute mile by the end of the first week.

I “keep it real” by taking small steps, setting new goals each time I reach one and make sure they all server the purpose here, to get skinny, healthy and better looking. Recently I’ve been running intervals where I walk for between 3 and 4 minutes, followed by running for a minute or two. It has been an immense help for my stamina and is increasing my endurance and average speed every day.

This morning start with another quick 30 minute workout, but I was able to hold down 15 minute miles for 2 consecutive miles. Def not bad at all: 30 minutes, 2 miles on the nose and 261 calories.

As it turns out, my friends were right. Pushing yourself too hard can leave you in a little bit of pain. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to do an evening workout, it just means I had to seriously pace myself: 45 minutes, 2.29 miles and burned 276 calories.

I’m going to have to really watch myself for the next few days, let me legs re-cooperate and then I should be able to attack these workouts again!

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