I really hate the word “resolution.” It seems as if calling something a “resolution” almost dooms it to failure. However, dislike for the word or not I definitely have some goals I would like to set for myself this year. The biggest has to do with the white dress that is hanging in the back of my closet.
When I purchased my dress in September a month after I finished Ironman Canada it just fit. If I gained any weight then I would be in trouble! Since then I have fallen off the exercise band wagon HARD. Initially I was still burned out from the ridiculous amounts of training I put in leading up to Ironman. Then it was apathy. Then I just didn’t have time to work out. Now I’m feeling like I am in terrible shape, coupled with pants that don’t fit anymore.
While the motivation to want to look good in my wedding dress is a strong one I just haven’t felt like myself lately since I haven’t been very active. Starting in the new year that has to change. I’ve trained for marathons and several long distance triathlons over the last few years and all of that training barely impacts my physique. I know I need to mix things up if I’m going to tone up and shed a few pounds.
I’ve decided to try two new programs at my gym starting in January. The first is Zumba!
I’ve known a few people who have taken Zumba classes and they have said it is a lot of fun and a really good workout. I don’t have the best coordination so this may be interesting… I figured it would be something fun to try and throw in the mix.
Next up is TRX bootcamp. This class sounds like a great way to build strength, work my core and get in some cardio too. I’m really excited about this one.
And finally, my bridesmaid Debbie gave me a session with a personal trainer at the gym as a Christmas present so that I can get some one on one help to reach my goals. For her, she saw her biggest leaps in strength and weight loss when she decided to get some help from a personal trainer. Thank you for that very generous and wonderful gift Debbie!
I think these three things along with running will be just the jump start I need to get back to a healthier me (along with looking fantastic in my wedding dress)!
Have you set any resolutions or goals for yourself for 2011?